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Zeitz MOCCA

2017’s most anticipated opening: Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa will be the first major museum in African dedicated to Contemporary Art. Opening in September this year, Zeitz MOCAA will focus on collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting cutting edge contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora.   http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/01/architecture/2017-style-best-buildings/index.html

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China's Harbin Opera House

Move over Sydney – the Harbin Opera House is a work of art!

The mind-bending ice sculptures at Harbin’s annual winter festival may have put Northern Chinese city on the map, but it’s the new Opera House that is stealing the show. http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/13/architecture/harbin-opera-house/index.html

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Openwine in Cape Town

“Openwine is an enoteca”, explains Raphael Paterniti, who co-owns the new inner-city vino haunt along with his partner Marta Gobbo. “It’s a place of wine, where the wine is at the centre and you’re invited to come inside and discover our wines.” Read more here…. http://www.capetownmagazine.com/wine-and-dine/openwine-in-cape-town/117_22_20222

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Green urban architecture

The rise of green urban architecture

Gardens in the Sky – With its balconies bursting with trees and shrubs, the “Bosco Verticale,” or “Vertical Forest” is giving rise to an entirely new take on the traditional idea of the urban jungle. As city dwellers feel the squeeze on their living space and recreational areas, the twin residential towers in Milan, Italy offer […]

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A bridge too far? 11 spectacular bridges that break the mold.

In a world of bamboo skyscrapers and transforming apartments, it’s easy to forget about the bridge, the humble structure that makes getting from point A to B all the more simple. But today, world-class architects, artists, designers are collaborating with city councils to bring bridges to the center stage, creating new landmarks that are as […]

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Transformable 309 Sq ft has more to it than meets the eye!

Hong Kong-based architects LAAB have just completed an incredible home that maximizes every inch of this 309 Sq ft (28.7 sq m) flat in Hong Kong’s Central district.  The clients had a long wish list that included: full kitchen, bathtub, home cinema, gym, storage—and cat-friendly features for their three furry roommates. After 40 iterations, LAAB […]

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21 Must Drive Roads in a Lifetime

Chapman’s Peak, Cape Town #7!!! Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay on the Atlantic Coast of the south-western tip of South Africa. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak (593m). The drive is affectionately known as “Chappies” and offers stunning 180° views with […]

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SA the World’s Top Destination!!!

South Africa has been voted the top destination by members of the world’s largest travel and lifestyle social network, Where Are You Now? (WAYN), in the site’s recent “dream destination competition”. The country beat Brazil, India, Dubai, Fiji, Turkey and Indonesia with 15 300 votes from members around the world. A total 78,000 votes were […]

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Pools go Sky High

The sky’s the limit for the latest jaw-dropping swimming pools perched dizzily atop high-rise balconies or cantilevering vertiginously off rooftops. The sky’s the limit for the latest jaw-dropping swimming pools. Clinging daringly onto the side of tower blocks, perching dizzily atop high-rise balconies or cantilevering vertiginously off rooftops they all cost big bucks and many […]

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