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ISSUE 54 • MAY 2018

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FLAIR Despite an odd mix of elements, the new Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV is an out-and-out success TEXT Terence Steenkamp PHOTOGRAPH Supplied

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he excitement was palpable among the throngs of stylishly attired Jaguar staffers at the new E-PACE SUV’s global launch on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. Love was in the air as the newest Jaguar’s designers gushed over its sinuous lines and the chassis engineers raved about its cat-like responses (cringe), all while pound signs flashed in the eyes of the marketers. Any experienced motoring editor will tell you this happens on every launch; it is important to sift through the waffle to unearth the true narrative, ugly as it sometimes is. In the case of the E-PACE, that complicated plot includes contemporary bodywork stretched over a rugged, heavy chassis; class-competitive 2.0-litre turbocharged engines that have a lot of weight to shift; and generous specs but at bullish pricing. Up-close, however, the E-PACE is more than the sum of its discordant parts. Borrowing styling cues from Jaguar’s gung-ho F-TYPE sports car, specifically the design of those swept-back headlamps and wide, shallow tail lights, the E-PACE looks unlike anything else in its market segment (which includes the equally striking BMW X2, and Land Rover’s own Range Rover Evoque)… and that’s a very good thing. Jump inside and the athletic inspirations continue. Here is a sturdy grab handle for the front passenger to steady himself during passionate piloting; there you’ll find a pistol-grip gear lever straight out of a Hollywood fighter jet. Thankfully, the cockpit not only looks great but works a treat too. The touchscreen entertainment system is a complete doddle to master, seating comfort is tops (although the pews feel unyielding at first), and interior space is generous considering the modest exterior proportions. Jaguar SA offers the E-PACE locally with a choice of five engines, various trim grades and a single nine-speed automatic ’box. Prices range from R600 000 to R900 000, although the sweet spot lies somewhere in the middle with the D240 in second-tier S grade, which has all the toys you could want. It’s the model I drove most in Corsica and liked best. It rode beautifully, steered fluently, was quiet at speed and frugal in-between stops at the diesel pumps. Those Jaguar staffers predicted the E-PACE would become the brand’s biggest global seller before year-end. Based on this first impression of the SUV, and despite its curious mix of parts-bin elements, this proud British brand has every right to be confident. jaguar.co.za


WHAT’S HOT NOW

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A roundup of the latest launches, venues and ventures

01 HOUSE SPECIAL The fourth venue by acclaimed chef Liam Tomlin, Chefs Warehouse at Maison, which replaces The Kitchen, continues his exploration of exciting and unexpected flavour combinations and tapas-style dining. Chef David Schneider heads up the team in the kitchen, where the menu has been crafted to showcase globally inspired yet simple dishes, such as ceviche with curry flavours, and vibrant green spinach risotto. With the team also running the estate deli, homeware store and tasting room, you can expect the full Tomlin treatment in a supremely idyllic and bucolic setting. maisonestate.co.za/restaurant/

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02 THERAPY SESSION For the month of May, Four Seasons The Westcliff will host therapists from the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay to offer specialised Indonesian treatments at the spa. Through ancient rituals and a holistic approach that integrates the physical and spiritual, the treatments offer an all-encompassing view of wellness that heals and harmonises. Four treatments will be on offer, including restorative massages and a hydrating floral bath. Book through the spa. fourseasons.co.za

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03 A NEW LEAF The Botanical Bar in Cape Town, the latest venture by the specialist venue starters behind The Gin Bar and Marrow Broth Bar, serves up drinks made with local craft spirits and house-made infusions of indigenous botanical ingredients at 160 Longmarket Street in the CBD. thebotanicalbar.co.za

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04 DOWN TO EARTH Biodynamic and organic farming principles have informed the restaurant FABER at Avondale Wine Estate since it was founded by chef Eric Bulpitt two years ago. Now moving on to a new venture, he’s handing the reins to Dale Stevens (below). Confident he will bring his natural intuitive cooking style and leadership to the kitchen, owner Jonathan Grieve is looking forward to the evolution of the restaurant with Dale at the helm. avondalewine.co.za/faber

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05 CAFÉ CULTURE One of the lifestyle attractions at the luxe new Artem Centre (previously Adelphi Centre) in Sea Point is Coco Safar’s newest coffee emporium and café. The luxurious 500m2 space houses a café, shop and roastery under one roof, plus a chocolate lab and patisserie, and serves specialised rooibos beverages made in the on-site microbrewery for those visitors not devoted to caffeine. You can buy compostable capsules, named after iconic cities, in-store. cocosafar.com

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06 FANCY FOOTWORK Located in Fresnaye on the Atlantic Seaboard, Berman Brothers’ new private-use multilevel villa development was designed by renowned architect Stefan Antoni. With ultramodern lines, exquisite landscaping – think 60-yearold olive trees, koi ponds and panoramic views – and every convenience and luxury you can think of (including a cinema room, rim-flow pool and the largest private gym in the area), Moondance sleeps eight. This oasis in the city is available for functions and intimate weddings, inclusive of a butler service, full breakfast and stocked bars. bermanbros.co.za/work/ moondance


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07 POT LUCK The latest offering from high-end outdoor brand Indigenus is the result of a collaboration with two local designers. Laurie Wiid van Heerden, who has worked with Indigenus before, has produced a new range, Terra, inspired by midcentury modern planters on stands. Bhaca, the first Indigenus collection by celebrated ceramicist Andile Dyalvane, explores the traditional Xhosa custom of scarification through the medium of clay in striking large monochrome planters. indigenus.co.za

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09 JEWEL PURPOSE Adam Court’s latest design for OKHA Design & Interiors, the Bijou table, is a covetable object reminiscent of a piece of jewellery with a precious stone set in gold. Playing with texture and reflection, he crafted it out of brass, both polished and brushed, and tinted glass. okha.co.za

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10 GLOBAL VILLAGE With a focus on provenance, authenticity and beauty, The Storer is new breed of homeware boutique. Its products are sourced from around the word, chosen for their high craft quotient and cultural value, and commitment to sustainability. The collective has just opened a second showroom in the charming 44 Stanley Centre in Joburg’s arty suburb of Melville. thestorer.co

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08 ANOTHER DIMENSION The best way to add understated interest to a wall is with texture. Thibaut’s new Surface Resource collection is a range of luxurious wallcoverings that offer dimension and refinement through subtlety. The Artessa weave (pictured) is the epitome of timeless elegance and earthiness. Available at St Leger & Viney. stleger.co.za


Johannesburg’s premier event showcasing the leaders in décor and design. From 25 to 27 May 2018, DESIGN JOBURG, featuring Rooms on View, will transform the Sandton Convention Centre into the continent’s most coveted and inspirational design destination. With roomsets and collaborations at the heart of the show, DESIGN JOBURG will provide a three-day platform for visitors and exhibitors to mingle and discover the very latest trends and innovations. Show highlights include The Architect’s Gallery exhibition, Marble’s pop up restaurant called CoLab, Retail Corridor and the Hendrick’s Gin Bar. ASSOCIATE SPONSORS:

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HIGHER GRADE A luxe city apartment on the th oor is a perfect perch from which to en oy everything Cape Town has to o er TEXT Julia Freemantle PHOTOGRAPHS Karl Rogers

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In this Cape Town apartment, designer J-P de la Chaumette kept the colour scheme neutral but injected interest through layered texture and subtle pattern.

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he idea of a city pied-à-terre is a property dream for many: a low-maintenance lock-up-and-go that serves as a haven from everyday life or o ers a change of pace. This sort of space has di erent design re uirements to a permanent home – convenience, low maintenance and a sense of escape are key attributes for setting the right tone in a part-time bolthole. For this chic compact apartment created for a Somerset West-based family, designer and PR maven Jean-Pierre (J-P) de la Chaumette conceived a scheme that would cater to a diverse set of needs. The space needed to be versatile a family-friendly home, a safe space from which the adults could enjoy city life, and an apartment to let when not in use.

“The focus was on creating a lock-up-and-go – something unfussy, comfortable and contemporary,” says J-P of the direction he took when putting together the look and feel of the interior. “The clients primary home has a classic style, so they were uite insistent that the city pad should have a more current aesthetic.” Situated on the th oor of the newly refurbished adisson Blu otel & Residence in the Cape Town city centre, the apartment has all the benefits of hotel living, such as access to concierge services, spa, pool, restaurant, and the convenience of cleaning and maintenance services on site. As such it lends itself perfectly to its secondary purpose as a lettable property when the owners are not using it, and J-P considered how guests as well as the family would experience the space. “ always lean more towards the personal. And guests usually prefer uirk to cookie-cutter

ABOVE This apartment in the Cape Town CBD, a second home for a family based in Somerset West, had to be versatile and serve as a space to work, play and host guests, so the interior design needed to check numerous boxes. J-P chose a sleek, functional style for the study nook and the kitchen that makes for low maintenance.

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anyway. That said, we did keep the palette relatively neutral – nothing too crazy. It’s laid-back, but considered and uncluttered.” Overall, comfort was always the key objective, and the space needed to feel homely. Texture was instrumental in achieving this feeling. “I especially focused on woven, embroidered and beaded fabrics,” he says. Sheep and cow skins, leather and riempie, timber and re ective brass accents were used in tandem to create depth without chaos. Creating interest through neutral tones and texture was also part of the strategy to enhance the sense of space in the apartment, while ensuring interest. Because, apart from needing to create a design that would satisfy multiple needs, -P was also working with a fairly compact oor plan, and so also needed to factor in maximising the space. The views from every window of the apartment are magnificent, and -P used them to his

advantage by matching the oor-to-ceiling curtains to the walls so the views became a part of the interior, and thus make it feel bigger. Scale was used to great e ect, with pieces that o ered extra storage potential given priority. “Sometimes using larger items in a smaller space actually assists with creating a sense of grandeur,” says J-P. “I used oversize pieces here and there, including the chandelier above the dining table and the fourposter in the main bedroom. You have to be clever with the way you arrange furniture in a small space.” All of this comes together in a compact and layered but calming space with a cool cosmopolitan sensibility. “The global feel wasn’t deliberate, but I do think Cape Town has shifted into becoming a ‘world city’,” says J-P. “It feels increasingly international, so perhaps we are all absorbing that sensibility.”

ABOVE In the living room, extra-long curtains that drop to the floor maintain the sense of ceiling height, form a uniform backdrop for the furniture when closed, and focus attention on the spectacular views of the city when open. For J-P it was important to choose furniture pieces that are simple yet imbued with character.

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J-P DE LA CHAUMETTE WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT DESIGNING SOMEONE ELSE’S HOME? I approach every project with as much invested as if it were my own space. But it’s the reveal at the end that always gives me the biggest kick. NAME A SOUTH AFRICAN DESIGNER AND ARTIST TO WATCH. I love designer-maker Andrew Dominic’s furniture for its simplicity and craftsmanship. In terms of art, I like Hugh Byrne for his boldness and Gabrielle Raaff for her softness. WHAT’S YOUR GO-TO WEEKEND GETAWAY CLOSE TO CAPE TOWN? A friend of mine has a farm in the Tankwa Karoo – it’s a three-and-ahalf hour drive, but worth it. There’s an amazing quietude out there that

sometimes (paradoxically) unsettles city dwellers! REGULAR RESTAURANT IN THE CITY? Villa 47 is becoming a bit of a happy default; it’s unfussy and the food is delicious. We head to The Pot Luck Club when we have out-of-town visitors – it’s a great place for fantastic fare and fabulous views. BEST BAR IN THE CITY? We still love the patio at that big pink hotel [the Mount Nelson]. Otherwise, any roof bar or beach bar. A GOOD UNDISCOVERED SPOT? I plan to keep it undiscovered. jpdlc.co.za

OPPOSITE Clean lines, a dark-blue feature wall that contrasts with the neutral palette, and highly burnished bedside lamps give the bedroom a contemporary feel. ABOVE LEFT J-P used sleek fittings and a frameless mirror in this bathroom to maximise the sense of space. ABOVE RIGHT Pops of colour and tribal patterns in the guest bedroom are a nod to the African location, but in a cool and non-clichéd way.

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INTERIOR TRENDS

COUNTER CULTURE

Kitchen design is elevated by the clever use of colour and materials TEXT Julia Freemantle PHOTOGRAPHS Martina Gemmola, Felix Forrest, supplied

The use of bronze and Carrara marble in this simple handleless design by Naked Kitchens (nakedkitchens.com) illustrates the transformative effect even subtle finishes can have.

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COLOUR Kitchen design has been deviating steadily from strictly monochrome treatments into a more colourful direction. Since it is first and foremost a functional space – and one that’s expensive to fit out – consider your options carefully to avoid the look dating too quickly.

01 Sophisticated navy cabinetry in this Ballingslov (ballingslov.se) kitchen is brought down to earth with rustic leather drawer pulls, giving the minimal space personality and charm. 02 Kitchen and furniture design company Lanserring (lanserring.com), which specialises in custom designs, maintains a strong focus on finishes. This cabinetry layers natural and stained wood, adding interest with pattern through texture, colour and good craftsmanship. 03 The rustic country feel of this kitchen is down to an earthy palette by Plascon (plascon.co.za). The tones, used in conjunction with raw wood and simple furniture silhouettes, help to create a warm, welcoming space. 04 This elegant, luxurious space by Devol Kitchens (devolkitchens.co.uk) is testament to the design world’s continuing love affair with all shades green. Here, the designers have combined a deep emerald with polished detailing, luxurious finishes and artwork – giving the end result a layered look. This is a great example of a “furnished” kitchen that incorporates decor elements to feel warm and lived-in. 05 Collaborating with woodworker and designer Sebastian Cox, Devol Kitchens (devolkitchens.co.uk) has found the middle ground between innovation and tradition. The sustainable timber is given a modern edge with the addition of colour, and combining it with materials like copper makes for a look that can be described as urban rustic. 06 The combination of deep blue and black in this design by Italian kitchen company Valcucine (valcucine.com) creates a glamorous effect, albeit minimal, and lighting is used cleverly from within transparent cabinets to lift the scheme.

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A MIX OF MATERIALS The trend of combining different surface materials is gaining momentum, and designers are looking for exciting ways to layer surfaces.

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01 A graphic application of timber and stone adds depth to this space, yet the overall effect is that of simplicity. The design is by Australian outfit BuildHer Collective (buildhercollective.com.au), which aims to help women to design and build homes. 02 In this kitchen by SJB (sjb.com.au), materials have been used in a non-traditional way for maximum impact. Rather than treat the cabinets uniformly, the designers have applied different surfaces, the stone blending seamlessly into the splashback and offering a cool contrast to the timber. 03 Designed by Michele Throssell Interiors (michelethrossell.co.za), this kitchen shows the wow factor created by the confident combination of different types of wood, stone, glass and fabrics in one space. 04 Despite having combined concrete, glass, timber and metal in this kitchen, Bulthaup (bulthaup.com) has managed to create a minimal space thanks to clean lines and harmonious proportions.

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01 Home renovation, design and styling consultancy Cedar & Suede (cedarandsuede.com.au) has created a sense of solidity in the engineeredstone kitchen island and lightness via the elegant cabinetry in this kitchen. On-trend terrazzo flooring adds subtle interest. 02 Glossy cabinets in a mushroom shade combined with matte wood offer a satisfying balance of textures in this Bulthaup (bulthaup.com) kitchen. The repetition of lines across both textures adds a graphic feel and depth despite the lack of adornment. 03 Norm Architects (normcph.com) designed the interior of a historical Copenhagen villa to complement the original details of the space yet also offer contemporary appeal. Smoked oak and bronzed brass handles, designed by Norm Architects for Danish kitchen manufacturer Reform, are complemented by a solid sculptural island in a light-grey ceramic stone, its simplicity allowing the statement lights by legendary designer Poul Henningsen to be the focus.

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01 Curated by property developer Blok, Konnect (blok.co.za/design/ konnect) is a collection by a network of artisans who make original and sustainable homeware, including furniture, lighting and ceramics. 02 The Bulthaup (bulthaup.com) accessory range – everything from spice grinders to bread bins – continues the commitment to outstanding workmanship and the marriage of function and form that the company’s kitchen designs are known for. 03 When you spend time and money creating the perfect kitchen, your cookware and accessories should complement the overall design concept. Esteemed by home cooks everywhere, Le Creuset (lecreuset. co.za) allows one to customise crockery and cookware to tie in with the kitchen. 04 Smeg (smeg.co.za) is a household name in high design for kitchens. Its colour-coordinated large and small appliances ensure a design cohesiveness. Select Smeg products are now available at Weylandts (weylandts.co.za).

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Powdery white sand, waving palms, cerulean seas… There are many reasons to visit Mauritius right now, but for globetrotting gourmands it’s a world-first restaurant pop-up that should put Île Maurice at the top of their travel lists for 2018

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I Since opening The Test Kitchen in 2010, chef-patron Luke Dale-Roberts has been setting a high bar for fine dining in South Africa.

t’s all thanks to a case of adversity turned into opportunity. With Cape Town on the brink of becoming the world s first ma or city to run out of water, award-winning chef Luke Dale-Roberts was concerned about the impact on his internationally acclaimed finedining restaurant The Test itchen, and his chefs and sta . If the taps were to run dry, Luke realised, some out-of-the-box thinking was needed. First up was the launch of The Drought itchen a pop-up within The Test itchen space that o ers a compact six-course menu focused on a reduced-water dining experience. That freed up both sta and headspace for a pro ect that has been on the radar for months The Test itchen s first foray abroad. The result is the most exciting culinary event to hit Mauritius this year, with the five-star Shangri-La s Le Touessrok esort Spa, on the east coast of the island, hosting The Test Kitchen for a six week pop-up in April and May. It’s quite an undertaking, with Luke running two incarnations of his award-winning restaurant concurrently, splitting his kitchen crew and front-of-house sta between the original restaurant in the Cape Town suburb of oodstock and Shangri-La s island kitchens. e s taking more than a do en chefs and wait sta to auritius to imbue each service with the standards and style of The Test Kitchen. “With two restaurants on the go, it’s going to be a busy couple of months,” Luke says. or the first fortnight, both Luke and head chef yan Cole will be on hand to get the pop-up running smoothly, following which the pair plan to rotate between the two restaurants, ensuring the thread of The Test Kitchen quality is maintained between Cape Town and the island. Plenty of preparation has certainly smoothed the way, and in the months before the first plates emerge from the Shangri-La kitchens, Luke and his team have worked to reinterpret The Test Kitchen experience for its new island locale. hat s key for him is that the Shangri-La pop-up will draw inspiration from its location and not simply replicate a Cape Town menu.

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“ n the first few weeks we re going to experiment with all the exotic ingredients we can,” he says. “Then think we ll see the menu grow and evolve into something more in uenced by auritius. t s going to be like The Test itchen gone tropical.” Luke sees everything from fresh coconut water to auritian honey and local cacao ostling for a place on the menu. The pop-up launches with a tasting menu of five dishes, ranging from herb-fired tuna with fermented tofu dip to an entirely uni ue take on the trending poke bowl. The wood pigeon is another highlight, served here with liver stu ng and dukkah. ach of the main courses comes with the option of pairing it with wine from an iconic South African estate. “But know myself,” Luke says “ e might start with five plates, but we always seem to add more and more as we go along ” n addition to integrating local ingredients and avours into the menu, The Test itchen will also infuse the dining experience with a more relaxed island approach. n Cape Town, artfully presented “snacks” a criminal understatement are served with bespoke cocktails in the moody Dark oom before diners are led to the more formal Light oom for a multi-course degustation menu. The pop-up will loosely mirror this experience, but with its own island avour. At Le Touessrok s epublik Beach Club rill, guests will move from the stylish bar area, where they will en oy appetite-whetting snacks and island-inspired cocktails, to the elegant beachfront restaurant area, where a tasting menu of five courses will be served on crockery handmade for the pop-up by a local ceramic artist. “ want to take the best that auritius has to o er and amplify that rather than teleport an experience from Cape Town,” says Luke. “There s no point in trying to emulate that moody and formal experience in an idyllic beach location.” IN THE LAP OF LUXURY And there are surely few corners of the island uite as idyllic as ShangriLa s Le Touessrok esort Spa. eopened in after an extensive refurbishment, in both decor and architecture the resort blends its island heritage with subtle Asian in uences. Stretched along hectares of beachfront overlooking the sparkling waters of Trou d au Douce Bay, the resort s rooms and suites are spread across five distinct locations and room categories. f return with my young son and wife in tow ll be sure to book into the ibiscus rooms, with their easy access to the resort s main pool and water sports. iven the chance for a romantic escape Couples and honeymooners will swoon at a suite in the private rangipani wing set on a secluded isle and only reached by bridge where an exclusive pool and beach club await. find that exclusive is a word that rolls easily o the tongue at Le Touessrok. hile the serene beaches here are already a far cry from their crowded counterparts in the north, Le Touessrok has another ace up its sleeve Situated a short boat-ride from the resort, l t ang nie is a private island available exclusively to Le Touessrok guests. ith more than km of pristine beach encircling the island, certainly don t struggle to find my own private patch of paradise. ungry There s a chic beach club to retire to and island butlers on hand at all times. f that s not exclusive enough, consider checking into one of the three Beach Villas. ar and away the finest address at the resort

Intricate “snacks” such as smoked lamb and quail sandwiches set the tone for the gastronomic journey to follow. Luke and his team will play the tropical setting off against the international-standard of fine dining that has been the hallmark of The Test Kitchen for nearly a decade.

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Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa will host The Test Kitchen from 12 April to 26 May 2018. For more information and reservations, visit shangri-la.com/mauritius, call 0800 028 3337 or email sltr@shangri-la.com

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– and perhaps in all Mauritius – these secluded villas are popular among royalty and celebrity guests, who check in for the privacy, the butler service and the private beach access. For well-heeled wine-lovers there’s also the indulgence of the Dom Pérignon Butler experience. Here, a wine butler is on hand to pour your ute of this iconic rench Champagne anytime and anywhere. Gourmet canapés crafted to suit the vintage are, n a t u rel l em en t , served alongside. AN ARRAY OF DINING EXPERIENCES t s a perfect fit for this resort, which aside from the highly anticipated pop-up by The Test Kitchen – has its own impeccable set of culinary credentials. Le Bazar, the resort’s main restaurant, is great for breakfasts and lunches when you’re not quite sure what you fancy. Alongside a wide range of international dishes, it’s the Asian cuisine that tempts my taste buds time and again: the noodle bar, the dim sum trolley and the fiery S echuan cooking. ushi is an altogether more refined option. amed for the combs used by Japanese geisha to keep their hair in a gravity-defying swirl, this Japanese restaurant boasts a sushi master on-site and yakiniku charcoal grills at each table. There’s a remarkable choice of dishes on o er, from delicate nigiri to the signature kurobuta pork. If you simply cannot decide, the traditional omakase set menu lets the chef make the decisions for you. And to drink? Leave the Champagne for later and indulge in the selection of sake and sake-based cocktails. ven after all of that, there s more ndian thali at Safran and editerranean cuisine at epublik, perhaps finishing o with rum cocktails at the seafront Sega Bar. But if all that gluttony begins to take its toll, help is at hand. C , The Spa at Shangri-La s Le Touessrok focuses on holistic wellness, and o ers a range of facial and body treatments at the spa, set in a secluded corner of the resort’s lush gardens. Alongside global cosmetic brands, therapies here are inspired by the island’s botanical heritage, with organic herbs and indigenous ingredients picked from the spa’s gardens. irst, however, ll hop the boat across to le aux Cerfs, home to what is surely the finest golf course on auritius. Set on its own private island, the tight fairways and unforgiving rough make this championship course designed by Bernhard Langer a challenging day out for a weekend warrior like myself. But with idyllic views out over turquoise seas, I don’t even mind a little adventure in searching for a multitude of lost balls. Besides, apart from those worries over water, it was the taste for adventure that first tempted Luke Dale-Roberts’ to take The Test Kitchen travelling. “When you put yourself in an unusual situation, you always end up learning something new,” he says. “And with Mauritius we want to learn and discover, and then bring that knowledge home to Cape Town.” Let’s hope the rains are falling when he gets there.

Since reopening in 2015, Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok Resort & Spa has become a gourmet destination in its own right, with a variety of dining options on offer, including sushi and modern Japanese cuisine at Kushi (top left). The interior of the restaurant is inspired by the mysterious world of the geisha.

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Precinct living. A breath of fresh air.

Introducing Sandton Gate. The new mixed-use precinct on the edge of the Sandton CBD. The 140 exclusive apartments are designed for private, open-plan living with large balconies that optimise outdoor space. Choose between two, three or four bedroom apartments, with a limited number of penthouses available. Sandton Gate allows you to connect to the city and reconnect with nature with beautiful views of both the Sandton skyline and the Braamfontein Spruit. Experience pedestrian access to everything the precinct has to offer, such as shops, premium office space and a state-of-the-art gym. It’s city living with all the benefits of suburban lifestyle. It’s Sandton, but smarter. To register for the launch event, please visit sandtongate.co.za

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01 NO SLACKING OFF Communications software business Slack’s Vancouver office recently underwent an interesting refurbishment. The design challenge was to create a physical laboratory that expresses humane thinking and empathy – two values that Slack espouses – and the company’s attitude towards digital communications. Leckie Studio Architecture & Design was tasked with integrating these values into the new layout within an existing industrial building. This meant reimagining the roles of social working spaces to make them flexible and reconfigurable. The open-plan spaces, across three storeys, feature meeting boxes on wheels that can be used as mobile breakout nodes or informal meeting spaces for up to six people. The only private nodes are Skype call cubicles, which look like old-fashioned phone booths. leckiestudio.com, slack.com

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02 DISAPPEARING ACT American architect Carly Coulson prioritises sustainability in her work. Her latest project, Disappearing Retreat, is a prefabricated 25 m2 dwelling with an exterior clad in reflective glass, making it disappear into the landscape. It is a Triple Zero structure, a term coined by Werner Sobek referring to a sustainable building that doesn’t use conventional electricity, doesn’t emit carbon dioxide and doesn’t produce any waste when converted or reconstructed. It’s a concept where living essentials are integrated into a prefab off-grid transportable structure that has minimal impact on the land. The Disappearing Retreat comes in three styles: the Bed+Bath model, which has a built-in sofa/bed with storage underneath, toilet, sink, shower, refrigerator, and induction cooktop; the Basic model, a flexible openplan space for art, music, meditation or work; and the Sauna model, which has built-in wooden benches and a heater. coulson.co, wernersobek.de/en

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04 STAR-STUDDED PRECINCT In March this year, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) awarded five Green Star ratings to buildings in the V&A Waterfront precinct, acknowledging V&A’s commitment to sustainable development. Since the inception of this development in Cape Town’s harbour, it has accrued 12 Green Star ratings for buildings. The newest Green Star accolades have been awarded as follows:

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A 6-Star Green Star Office As Built Rating for No. 5 Silo (a multitenanted commercial building, including PriceWaterhouseCoopers), making it one of only four buildings in South Africa to have achieved a 6-Star As Built rating.

03 GONE PUBLIC When one thinks of furniture design, public spaces don’t usually come to mind as the ideal context for furniture. But with the growing popularity of urban design, landscape architecture and other disciplines geared towards making public spaces accessible, comfortable and appealing, it makes sense that someone would give a thought to the furnishings. Enter Arpino with a collection of 16 pieces, designed and manufactured in a collaboration between Portuguese industrial designer Carlos Pereira and Angolan interior architecture and design studio Cipro. The launch collection features two ranges, OX and Urban Office, both of which combine art, technology and sustainability in contemporary design. From a bicycle rack to a solar-powered cellphone-charging and Wi-Fi station, the designs are both discreet and attention-grabbing. arpino-design.com

A 6-Star Green Star Existing Building Performance v1 rating for the Watershed, the property’s craft market and home of African design at the Waterfront.

A 5-Star Green Star Custom Hotel Design rating for No. 6 Silo, which houses the new Radisson Red Hotel.

Two 4-Star Green Star Existing Building Performance v1 ratings for the West Quay Offices on Port Road and the Granger Bay Court office block on Beach Road.


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05 A LIVING DOME At Design Indaba 2018, Dutch landscape designer Peter Veenstra of LOLA Landscape Architects revealed his Dome of Plants project for Cape Town. Subject to approval by the City, it will involve the construction of a plantcovered bamboo dome on Luthuli Plaza next to the Civic Centre in collaboration with Olav Bruin of Nomadic Resorts, as part of a bigger greening concept connecting the Cape Town Central Taxi Rank with the Artscape Precinct. The proposed dome will have 175 m2 floor space that can be used for events or simply as a place for people who work in the area to spend their lunch break. Materials such as bamboo, wood and hardy plants like spekboom will be used. Considering Cape Town’s current water scarcity, the plan is for the plants to be watered with treated sewage. lola.land

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DEVELOPMENTS 01 MOUNTAIN CREST ESTATE This private estate in Paarl offers secure country living away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet is within easy commuting distance of the Cape Town CBD and the airport. Paarl is known for its scenic beauty, excellent schools and all the attractions of the Cape Winelands. This development, with 105 full-title homes (and a choice of nine designs), presents an exciting opportunity for prospective homeowners and investors looking for the perfect location, high rental demand, good returns and sustainable capital growth. remaxoaktree.co.za

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02 SITARI COUNTRY ESTATE Boasting security of the highest standards and an unparalleled country lifestyle, Sitari Country Estate near Somerset West offers an impressive property portfolio: 9 Signature Collection stands; 40 Country plots; more than 160 Luxury and Premium one-, two- and threebedroom apartments with top brand finishes, including Smeg, Miele and Grohe; and a superior selection of freestanding three- and four-bedroom Village and Country homes, perfect for family living. sales@sitari.co.za, www.sitari.co.za

03 THE AZURE Horizon Capital’s latest development consists of four luxury residences in the heart of Camps Bay, within walking distance of the beach and an array of fine restaurants, coffee shops and bars. The development boasts magnificent views and has been designed with green efficiency and water sustainability in mind, incorporating the latest technologies. Each residence has four en-suite bedrooms, with a master suite of generous proportions, allowing for a walk-in closet; a private pool; and a closedcombustion fireplace. TheAzure.capetown

04 MONARCH ON KINGS Luxurious, ultra-modern and secure, Monarch on Kings is situated in the heart of cosmopolitan Bedfordview. Comprising 11 freehold units, with each stand between 1 001 m2 and 1 545 m2, each customised design offers three-, four- and fivebedroom homes with all bedrooms en suite. This energy-efficient development is close to major shopping centres, private schools and hospitals. Zotos Property Group offers turn-key building packages and will help you through the entire building process to make your dream home a reality. www.zotos.co.za


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HYDE PARK

asking R25 m HOUSE. This is a Gem! Carlmarie Road! Perfect position. Immense charm. Huge Desirability. An exceptional contemporary home under slate with wonderful features situated in a most wished-for boomed cul-de-sac. Delightful reception rooms plus an enormous playroom / entertainment room downstairs with wine cellar, study, gym / steam room. Four bedroom suites plus separate guest suite. Brand new granite kitchen. Glorious terrace overlooking the spectacular garden full of roses, wisteria and lavender. Irrigation. Tight security. Shimmering pool. Double staff with staff kitchen. Laundry. Triple garage. Area under roof approx. 900m². Land size 3309m².

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WATERFALL EQUESTRIAN ESTATE

asking R18.5 m ESTATE. Set in the exclusive Waterfall Equestrian Estate, this unique impressive family home offers an enviable lifestyle with peace of mind security and plenty of space and privacy. Sequestered on 2.5 acres, the indigenous garden offers peaceful spaces and privacy. The house is unique with several bespoke features such as magnificent solid wood carved front doors imported from India, a wine cellar, free standing copper bath in the main bathroom and various personal hand selected finishes sourced from around the world. The 4 bedroomed house was designed as an African Highveld farmhouse by a top Waterfall architect. Other special features include: Solar heated and salt chlorinated rim flow swimming pool, Wine cellar, home automation for lights and sound system, water cooling air con, solar geysers, impressive Study with floor to ceiling solid maple bookshelves, screed floors, copper bath in main bathroom, and hand selected finishes throughout the house.

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To view call Resident Agent Vivienne Holmes: 083 455 4701.

BRYANSTON

asking R18.75 m HOUSE. Set on a manicured acre within a sought-after security enclosure in Bryanston East, this immaculate, newly constructed family home offers quality accommodation, style and a separate 2 bedroom cottage or wfh. Main residence offers a welcoming entrance leading to open plan receptions with French oak flooring. Ceasarstone gourmet eat in kitchen with integrated appliances opens to breakfast room/TV lounge. Sep formal lounge, cinema & fitted gentleman’s study. 5 spacious bedroom suites (all secured upstairs) and pyjama lounge. 5.5 magnificent garden with est trees. Garaging for 4. Sufficient guest parking and lux staffing. Cottage: kitchen, lounge, garaging, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.

To view call Sole Agents Colin: 076 536 1529 or Regan: 082 320 6464.

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asking R13.49 m HOUSE. Set on over an acre of rolling lawns and manicured gardens with towering trees, within a secure enclave, this exquisite newly finished home offers ±1000m² of meticulous crafted interiors. Boasting solid French-oak flooring throughout, vast windowscapes and a superb open plan flow, 5 generous receptions open to great views over the Magaliesberg. Gourmet social kitchen with central island, Ilves cooker and adjoining herb courtyard. Enclosed entertainer’s patio and cocktail bar with exposed trusses. 6 Double bedroom suites, 2 studies and pyjama lounge. Garaging for 4 and lux staffing. A truly magnificent residence!

To view call Sole Agents Regan: 082 320 6464 or Colin: 076 536 1529.

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Due to rapid urbanisation, technological advances, awareness of the need for more sustainable living and the scarcity of property close to economic centres, the suburban dream no longer makes sense

THE FUTURE OF

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long with global economic realities, the new generation of investors, the so-called millennials, simply want di erent things from life than their parents did – their idea of home is more uid than the “forever” connotation it has traditionally had. “ illennials tend to have less secure obs,” says property research and market analyst Sandra ordon. “ any young people have student debts and delay having children and getting married – so they are happy to live in an apartment in a vibrant live-work-play area rather than owning a large freehold suburban home.” “ believe the philosophy behind any property investment these days is to do what works for you right now,” says Carola oblit , communications manager of the Cape Town Central City mprovement District CC D . “ ur lives change so uickly that what you need today may be very di erent to your needs in a decade. hat lifestyle do you want right now n the past, many property owners invested with a long-term vision for the future: a home where in a few years’ time they could raise a family or one day retire in.” Today, we see a move to urban living and a change in mindset and lifestyle much like property owners in big cities abroad have done for decades big city, small living space and sometimes even a very small space . “ t is indeed the only way that future development in an area like the Cape Town city centre can really be successful, and still be profitable for astute and responsible developers on the one hand while being a ordable for buyers or rental tenants on the other,” says Carola. “ e are now turning into a market where demand needs to dictate and supply needs to follow.” Sandra says because of a ordability, some first-time buyers who cannot a ord a home in an area where they d like to live opt to buy a property to rent out to someone else while they remain in a rental property of their choice. These “rentvestors” see this as a first step on the property ladder.

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UPCYCLING AND REPURPOSING Space e ciency is becoming key and there is a premium on space, specifically if it s well located. Urban populations are overtaking non-urbanised communities, and the need for inner-city residential property is growing. Deon van Zyl says South African cities were historically characterised by a colonial urban form and later structured to separate groups of people. The political agenda meant that city planning did not re ect space e ciency. African cities are experiencing challenges, but these come with opportunities, says onathan Liebmann, founder and C of the ohannesburg-based Propertuity. “ ndustrial areas close to prime CBD ones are becoming residential areas and the value of these neighbourhoods increases significantly, as they lend themselves to this change of use. icro-living is going to be next wave of residential lifestyle in urban centres in response to the lack of a ordability for middle-income residents wanting to live to close to where they work. onathan is an example of a millennial entrepreneur who brings together global collaborators using technology, design and architecture to repurpose underutilised and industrial buildings in forgotten or non-functioning city spaces. is ambition is to create cohesive communities and neighbourhoods, and not ust upgrade buildings. onathan is known for the development of aboneng in the heart of ohannesburg. e is expanding his vision for connected cities led by design and community into other centres like Pretoria and Durban. Drivelines Studios, one of Propertuity s most recent developments, is a multi-storey apartment block made entirely out of shipping containers. Developed over an existing singlestorey structure that was previously a car-repair shop, this mixed-use development aims to provide a ordable housing for ohannesburg s growing inner-city residential market. The development was designed by L T- , an award-winning architectural design studio based in ew ork. The global phenomenon of re uvenating industrial areas started in the early eighties with the urban redevelopment of the London Docklands, which transformed a dying industrial area into one of the most thriving financial hubs in the world. A similar revival was seen more than two decades ago with the fashionable redevelopment of industrial buildings in the eatpacking District in ew ork.

THIS SPREAD AND PREVIOUS PAGE Drivelines Studios in Maboneng is an apartment block built out of shipping containers atop a single-storey retail building. The studio apartments include a private outdoor space along the walkways that look into the triangular open courtyard, which features a swimming pool and sundeck. Affordable rental in Maboneng – a lifestyle, culture, business and residential hub in the inner city – is drawing a new generation of homeowners to Johannesburg. | Hallmark House (opposite, below) offers a selection of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. For investors it offers an opportunity to own property in Maboneng designed by renowned architect David Adjaye. | Small spaces call for innovative design solutions.

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SHARED ECONOMY AND TRANSIENT OWNERSHIP The new generation of millennials appear to favour experience over possessions, and in part this can be attributed to a backlash against consumerism. The desire to work remotely instead of being o ce-based has also changed how people live. illennials make use of co-working spaces, which are increasingly found in new residential developments, and many feel they have the freedom to adopt a more nomadic lifestyle. “Initially, digital nomads were typically young entrepreneurs who relocated to cheaper destinations where accommodation placed less of a burden on their incomes,” says Sandra. “Now, however, working remotely is becoming more mainstream and we are seeing the rise of co-living, co-working spaces in good areas in prime global cities. She mentions the emergence of oam, a network of upmarket co-living spaces that provides everything from i- i to shared workspaces, while promising an experience to engage and meet a diverse community of people. Consumer patterns have changed as younger people have shown a willingness to utilise less space and to reduce the ownership of earthly goods, says Deon van Zyl, chairman of the estern Cape Property Development orum. There is a worldwide movement to start sharing things that traditionally consumers would own, like a car, bicycle or motorbike. Called a shared economy or transient ownership, the trend has led to the emergence of businesses like the car-sharing network Zipcar, which operates in more than 50 cities across Europe and North America, allowing members access to well-maintained vehicles when they need it without the hassle or expenses of ownership. Airbnb has become a household name as varied residential experiences have become the norm and the formalising of home exchanges have become common among the et-set. any investors choose to put their properties into a rental pool that is managed by hospitality networks and hotels. “The change in tech and increase in mobility mean that people are not fixed to a base,” says Deon. “Home has become the place where you sleep. The concept of micro- and shared living therefore is supported by technology and the lack of space, but most importantly changes in user expectation of house and home.” Trend expert and founder of lux Trends Dion Chang says although a shared economy and micro-living may have been spawned out of necessity by the millennial generation, the move to downsizing, or rightsizing, can be seen across all markets. People are being driven more by what they need and not just by what they want. Dion and his partner Chris recently sold their home, a “grande old dame” in Parktown North, Johannesburg, and bought a much smaller duplex in yde Park. or them, like for many others, this move was motivated by wanting to cut down on the maintenance required on a big property, and the desire for a lock-up-and-go place, better security and access to an urban lifestyle. Dion says going smaller and smarter doesn’t necessarily mean going cheaper, as the demand for sectional title is outstripping supply and has resulted in a superior growth in apartment prices.

CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT Research by the Cape Town Central City Improvement District shows an almost equal spread in the CBD between those who own the property they live in and those who rent. | SALT, a new development in Salt River, affords easy access to the Cape Town CBD, the Southern Suburbs and major highways. | The use of co-working spaces has become popular.

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In Copenhagen, the North Harbour, or Norhavn, is currently being transformed into a new city district. Part of this development includes a grain silo that has been converted into a striking 17-storey apartment complex with a mix of public and private functions. “We wanted to retain the spirit of The Silo as much as possible,” says Dan Stubbergaard, founder and creative director of the architectural design firm C B . “The aim was to transform it from the inside out in such a way that its new inhabitants and the surrounding urban life would highlight the structure’s identity and heritage.” t is not only industrial spaces that are o ering creative opportunities. Dutch architects Gwendolyn Huisman and ari n Boterman identified a piece of land measuring only 3.4 m wide and 20 m deep between residences in an old Rotterdam neighbourhood. The plot of land had been vacant for decades due to its small size. They designed the three-storey skinnySCAR house to occupy the narrow gap. The black brick house o ers an innovative design solution to the urban reality of having to work with limited space. The trend for skinny houses is growing globally in high-density cities – one of the slimmest houses is a 122 cm-wide one in Poland.

CLOCKWISE FROM RIGHT In Norhavn, Copenhagen, an old grain silo (right) has been converted into a housing development with public spaces called The Silo (opposite, top), thus preserving historical traces of the city in the process of urban revitalisation. | Optimum usage of space is a focus in the design of a new housing trend referred to as “skinny houses”, of which narrow stairways are a feature. | Living spaces merge together without harsh boundaries in a skinny house. | Dutch architects Gwendolyn Huisman and Marijn Boterman designed their 3.4 m-wide house specifically for a narrow plot between two other houses in Rotterdam. Big windows ensure the interior is filled with light despite the narrow dimensions.

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Salt River in Cape Town was once an industrial hub for the city. The steel and locomotive industries were important in the suburb’s early development due to the expansion of the rail network in the early 1900s. Salt River is now experiencing a wave of gentrification because of its location close to the CBD. Like neighbouring Woodstock, the suburb is attracting developers and entrepreneurs who are responding to the demand for mixed-usedliving solutions for a growing young urban population. SALT is a new 11-storey residential complex. The Woodstock-ObservatorySalt River region is the fastest-growing housing market in the city over the past year. The SALT development falls within the Urban Development Zone, which means buyers can benefit from the UDZ tax incentive, which is designed to encourage inner-city development and renewal. “International and local conversions of industrial spaces close to economic opportunities will continue because of the scarcity of land,” says Deon Van Zyl. “As long as there is some form of underlying value, there will be a willingness to experiment with new uses.” Property accommodates people, and people’s needs change and evolve. “The savvy investor should consider how consumers needs will change and how one can creatively address these needs into the future,” says Deon. “People are growing older, more people are urbanised, and young people’s needs are changing. The wise investor should give these realities serious consideration and create property products that speak to these realities.”

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT The Cape Town suburb of Salt River is attracting great interest from property developers and buyers. | Bordering Woodstock, Salt River is now experiencing its own wave of urban renewal. | Apartments in the new SALT development come with Italian-designed kitchens, wood-look vinyl flooring, colourful balconies and secure parking bays. | The neighbourhood is seeing the rise of markets and trendy coffee shops as young entrepreneurs are repurposing neglected industrial buildings. | The Taproom, the Devil’s Peak Brewing Company pub and restaurant, is housed in what used to be a textile factory.

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DISPUTES IN HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATIONS: WHY SOME PARTIES ARE OFTEN AT A DISADVANTAGE Many new residential developments in South Africa are developed either as a sectional title scheme or as homeowners’ associations (HOAs) and, because they deceptively appear from the outside to be similar arrangements, many managing agents and owners are unaware of the fact that there are, legally speaking, vast differences between the two. This impacts on how governance in these bodies must be managed practically and legally. Notwithstanding the underlying variances, the trustees, managing body and owners

in both HOAs and sectional title schemes have access to mediation and other dispute resolution mechanisms provided for in the Community Schemes Ombud Service Act. This is welcome indeed because before, the only avenue for resolving disputes was formal court challenges. The Ombud’s office deals with many managing bodies and owners whose cases are misrepresented because they are not conversant about the legal structure, governance requirements and powers of role-players in an HOA, as

opposed to those in a sectional title scheme. Neither do they understand that different pieces of legislation apply. Thus, whether as managing agent, trustee or member of such association, disputes open the proverbial can of worms. Contact STBB at www.stbb.co.za for assistance in all your property law matters.

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