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OBJEKT South Africa

OBJEKT South Africa April 2019

Objekt is the world's leading home, décor, design, architecture as well as luxury cars and watches magazine. Featuring only the best from Cape Town to Las Angeles and Paris to Beijing as well as everything in-between. With industry changing photographers and in-depth reviews Objekt truly is in a class of its own.

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2 min.
inspired time

Fresh from another Geneva Motor Show as well as the annual festivities at Baselworld and we can yet again say with certainty that this is the best era to be alive. Everything is happening now. Designers are pushing boundaries, engineers are doing the seemingly impossible and the best part is, we get to experience this in some way, shape or form. Take the bi-annual Geneva Motor Show, this year. It was something truly spectacular, as much as people say these big trade show expos won’t be around in the future its hard to imagine how this one in particular could fade away. It was a platform for all manufacturers from the exotic to the awe-inspiring luxurious and then of course, there is the group that embraces technology to create speeds and…

1 min.
objekt south africa

Published quarterly by DHS Media Group Pty (Ltd) Under license from Hans Fonk Publications bv. Founder and Editor-in-Chief: Hans Fonk Special Advisors: Pauline Prinsen, George Beylerain Editorial Staff, website: Gerie vd Lende, Marieke Meelker, Natanja Lokerse South Africa Editor-in-Chief: Dirk Steenekamp dirk@dhsmedia.co.za Creative Director: Gareth Bouwmeester gareth@dhsmedia.co.za Associate Editor: Jason Fleetwood jason@dhsmedia.co.za Advertising Enquiries: Pieter Lourens pieter@dhsmedia.co.za Graphics: Hans Fonk Studio Art Director: Hans Fonk Assistant Art Director: Alaia Fonk…

2 min.
eco on the edge

The three Dômes Charlevoix represent the first phase of a larger tourist project, blend in harmoniously with the wooded and mountainous landscape of the Petite-Rivière-Saint-François. Each dôme is located on the mountain side and almost seamless integrates into the landscape. According to the architects, it is a true invitation to experience luxury in the mountains, in harmony with nature and its elements. Hidden between the trees, each structure has a radiant concrete floor that adds a touch of comfort and helps maintain a more uniform temperature inside the domes. The grey canvas roof and the fireplace create a warm and cosy atmosphere. A black streamlined service area is set in the center. Here are also the kitchen, the main bed and the bathroom with Italian shower. A boat staircase leads to a…

3 min.
the new barn principle

What started as a need for a simple orchard barn grew into something much grander. The design for this vacation retreat, entertainment facility and working barn balances the desire for nostalgia with contemporary requirements. Set within twelve acres of agricultural land in central Washington state, the site offers views to Dry Lake and the Cascade Mountain Range. Inspired by sketches developed by the clients, designers Kyle Gaffney and Shannon Gaffney and architect Russell Blazier of SkB Architects from Seattle, created a modern barn principle with a ground floor entertainment area, with a commercial kitchen, storage for orchard equipment, a wine cellar, and a second floor for the guest rooms and living areas. The building is distinguished by its hybrid roof form based on traditional gambrel barn shapes. Yet it has added…

2 min.
clapton hall by lucinda loya

Landmark 17 is located in the historic Stuyvesant Square, Manhattan. It is a New York City landmark. With an exterior that recalls the classic Manhattan of years past it, is a unique example of Gothic architecture restored to its original splendour. After renovation the Gramercy Park complex became a study in contrasts. While the historic exteriors were maintained and restored, the new interior design of each of the apartments boasted a distinctly modern flair. Here Lucinda and Javier Loya have their pied-a-terre. The apartment has a large living space, kitchen annexe, dining area, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms divided over 3 floors. While redesigning the interiors, it was important for interior designer Lucinda, to maintain the history of the building. She kept in mind the era in which the building was created, the restoration completed…

5 min.

More muscular, more powerful, more emotional – the eighth generation Porsche 911 features a suite of new developments and enhancements to meet the demands of the digital world with uncompromising driving dynamics for which the classic rear-engine sports car is famous. Above: To ensure the GT3 RS is as unique on the inside, Porsche has gone through the effort of matching trim pieces to the exterior paint. The exterior design is completely new and emphasises the leap in performance for this generation of 911. A redefined design means that the rear-wheel-drive 911 Carrera S shares the wider body of the all-wheel drive Carrera 4S model, extending both front and rear axles by around 40 millimetres for better grip. Between the new LED headlights, a front luggage compartment lid with a pronounced recess…