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10/03/2020 |

UCT Students visit SAOTA

In February 2020, a group of third-year architecture students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) visited the SAOTA Studio. The key purpose of the visit was to expose the students to the day to day tasks and responsibilities of an architect and to share insights on how the business…

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18/12/2019 |

Rolling & Raising Funds for Movember

SAOTA, ARRCC and OKHA staff rallied together in support of Movember – the annual fundraising event and awareness campaign for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide. Movember initially started out as an awareness campaign with men around the world growing their moustaches during the month…

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SAOTA at the 2nd Hotel Development Conclave 2019

SAOTA Director, Greg Truen, was invited to the 2nd Hotel Development Conclave as a keynote speaker and panellist, held at the Radisson Blue in Sandton, Johannesburg at the end of November. The exclusive conclave brings together Investors, Hoteliers, Architects, Interior Designers, Project Management Companies, Construction Companies to name a few….

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SAOTA at Downtown Design 2019

Downtown Design, a key event at Dubai Design Week, is the Middle East’s leading platform for trade professionals to experience and discover high quality and original design. SAOTA Director, Philip Olmesdahl, was invited as a panellist alongside industry leaders Ferdinand Cheung from LWK + PARTNERS, Dr. Nasser B. Abdulhasan from…

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26/11/2019 |

SAOTA at the International ETEM Façade Conference 2019

SAOTA Director, Phillippe Fouché, was invited as keynote speaker to the International ETEM Façade Conference this November in Sofia, Bulgaria. The conference is a global forum for the latest façade technologies designed for creative architecture. This year the topic explored the latest trends and solutions in façade engineering design and…

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07/11/2019 |

Architectural Open Studios 2019

Architectural Open Studios – a Cape Institute for Architecture initiative – forms part of Open Design Afrika Festival’s city-wide celebration of design, hosted from 23 – 27 October. SAOTA, ARRCC, OKHA and Tenebris Lab opened its doors on 24 October offering guests a tour of the Studio while presenting new…

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27/08/2019 |

Neuländer Quarree shortlisted for WAF 2019

Neuländer Quarree, SAOTA’s concept design for a mixed-use development in Hamburg, Germany has been shortlisted as a finalist for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2019 in the Residential Future Project category. The project was the winning proposal of an architectural competition earlier this year. “What sets this project apart…

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08/08/2019 |

SAOTAseed with Zonnebloem High School

On Friday, 12 July 2019, students from Zonnebloem High School visited the SAOTA studio to participate in the SAOTAseed programme. The upliftment programme introduces students to career paths in Architecture, Interior Design, IT, BIM and 3D, Media, Marketing and Graphic Design. Introductions are done through workshops hosted by the different…

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23/07/2019 |

SAOTA at Nigeria BuildExpo 2019

SAOTA Director, Greg Truen, was invited as a guest speaker at the Nigeria BuildExpo 2019. Now in its fourth year, the international summit is focussed on construction, building materials, design, and technologies. Organised by Elan Expo, this year’s exhibition was hosted at the end of June at the Landmark Centre…

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03/06/2019 |

Delft Technical High School visits SAOTA

On Thursday, 02 May 2019, SAOTA welcomed Delft Technical High School for the first SAOTAseed programme of the year. In its third year running, SAOTAseed is SAOTA’s community upliftment programme; a multi-tiered one-day workshop introducing scholars to careers in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Interior Design, Media and PR, Graphic Design, IT,…

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31/05/2019 |

Kloof 119A Awarded Global Nomination Award

At the 9th International Space Design Award Idea-Tops, SAOTA was awarded a Global Nomination Award for project Kloof 119A. The awards ceremony was held on Saturday, 27 April 2019 in Shenzhen, China. The International Space Design Award Idea-Tops is the most influential, internationalised and authoritative design award in China, which…

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29/03/2019 |

SAOTA opens LIGHT SPACE LIFE exhibition in ZÜRICH

On 21 March 2019, international architecture firm SAOTA opened LIFE SPACE LIFE in Zürich, Switzerland. More than just a showcase of the award-winning firm’s work, the exhibition explores the synthesis of these core ideas within the work that has established SAOTA as an integral part of the global architectural landscape….

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20/03/2019 |

LIGHT SPACE LIFE – A SAOTA EXHIBITION IN ZÜRICH

International architecture firm SAOTA opens LIFE SPACE LIFE in Zürich, Switzerland this month. More than just a showcase of the award-winning firm’s work, the exhibition explores the synthesis of these core ideas within the work that has established SAOTA as an integral part of the global architectural landscape. LIGHT. The…

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We Moved for Movember

SAOTA, ARRCC and OKHA staff rallied together in support of Movember – the annual fundraising event and awareness campaign for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and suicide. Movember initially started out as an awareness campaign with men around the world growing their moustaches during the month…

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28/11/2018 |

Architectural Open Studios 2018

Now in its sixth year, Open Studios returns to Cape Town once again, on the 3rd and 4th of December 2018. The event sees architecture practices across the city opening their doors to the public, inviting people to visit the studios that are responsible for shaping the buildings and city of…

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06/11/2018 |

SAOTAseed WITH ALEXANDER SINTON HIGH SCHOOL

On Monday, 06 August, SAOTA welcomed scholars from Alexander Sinton High School, based in Athlone, Cape Town for the third Scholar Employment Experience Day (seed). SAOTAseed is SAOTA’s community upliftment programme. Established in 2017, the ongoing initiative provides one day workshops to Grade 10 – 12 scholars from schools based…

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20/09/2018 |

Caesarstone Student Designer Competition 2018

In its 11th year, the Caesarstone Student Designer of 2018 was announced early November in Cape Town. Stefan Antoni together with Jonathan Anstey, Dorothy Van’t Riet, Mphethi Morojele and Donald Nxumalo were invited as judging panel. This year, the judges agreed that the competition has welcomed in the best and…

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22/06/2018 |

Clifton Terraces Recognised for Excellence at SAPOA Awards 2018

SAOTA’s recently completed residential development, Clifton Terraces, was recognised for innovative excellence at the SAPOA Property Development Awards 2018 in the Residential Developments category. The awards gala ceremony was held on Thursday evening at the Durban International Convention Centre. The SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence is the most…

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31/05/2018 |

Scholar Open Day with Cape Town High School

On Thursday, 24 May, SAOTA welcomed students from Cape Town High School for Scholar Open Day. Scholar Open Day aims to introduce students to career opportunities across the company; from Architecture and Interior Design to Graphic Design and Marketing, IT and VR. Each department has the opportunity to share an…

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23/05/2018 |

SAOTA Wins Architectural Futsal League 2018

For the second year running SAOTA wins the Architectural Futsal League 8-1 against dhk. On Friday, 11 May 2018 supporters geared together to support SAOTA and dhk in the final at Hellenic Sports Club in Mouille Point. The event was sponsored by Duravit, Corobrik and Hansgrohe and SAOTA’s team sponsors…

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07/03/2018 |

Excited to be working with Rob Dyrdek

SAOTA Director, Mark Bullivant, is currently visiting projects and clients in the US. We are excited to be working with Rob Dyrdek. “Designing a home that you intend to live in the rest of your life is high stakes. It’s Forever Estates. I am so thankful for finding SAOTA Architects…

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26/10/2017 |

House Invermark awarded 2017 CIfA Commendation

Located in the leafy suburb of Higgovale, set below the iconic Table Mountain, House Invermark overlooks the city and harbour of Cape Town. Forty seven years after receiving a medal for excellence, House Invermark has been awarded a prestigious Commendation from the Cape Institute for Architecture (CIfA), in recognition of…

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24/04/2017 |

Landscape Architecture For SAOTA Homes

SAOTA design focuses on the integration of internal and external space, creating buildings that engender easy outdoor living – this increases the importance of landscape architecture. Here are two houses that demonstrate this: Pine Tree, SAOTA’s first project in Miami, and Restio River House, an easy-living family home in Pringle…

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22/11/2016 |

SAOTA: Los Angeles Icons

SAOTA, Cape Town based award winning and exceptional villa designers, are now well-established across the top-end Los Angeles residential market. With projects in over 40 countries, SAOTA are known for their iconic contemporary projects which display clean lines, pure forms and a powerful relationship to site and views. Los Angeles,…

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