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CONTENT Structure And Design Media

CONSTRUCTION NEWS DESIGN & LAYOUT
10 Dubai Creek
INSIGHTS Tami Zizhou
12 Autodesk Live Design
MAIN FEATURE CONTRIBUTORS
16 Matetsi Lodge
RESIDENTIAL PROFILE Kerry Van Leenhoff
48 Liz Howes for Welmoed House Kirsten Marx
MATERIAL FOCUS Michael Nott
56 ICC Paint For DIY Tich Majena
FOOD DESIGN
66 Chop Chop! MARKETING
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82 Milan's Vertical Forest Clive Mapfumo
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CONSTRUCTION NEWS DUBAI CREEK NEW venture from Emaar Properties(EP),
HARBOUR Dubai Creek “Harbour will be both a
financially viable and ecologically responsible
A NEW WORLD-CLASS DEVELOPMENT city built with future generations in mind. Offering the
best infrastructure, it is a place where people will live,
work and play, a community where families can reach
their aspirations for generations to come.” EP said.

While today’s Dubai is known for its superlatives — the
tallest building, the largest mall, the highest standards
of luxury—the metropolis of tomorrow will go beyond
these to become a model for future global cities. Rivers
and oceans have had a major influence on many
cities around the world, with waterfront developments
commanding a premium on value. Dubai Creek
Harbour, will expand the city’s heart, enabling
sustainable growth and reconnecting it to its roots.

Dubai Creek Harbour project sits abreast of Ras Al
Khor Wildlife Sanctuary, which has sheltered around
450 animal species within its 620 hectares for a
quarter-century. As Dubai Creek Harbour develops, this
sanctuary will remain sacrosanct, with a new visitor
centre bringing a message of sustainable biodiversity
to new generations.

Dubai Creek Harbour will be both a financially
viable and ecologically responsible city, built with
future generations in mind, using every innovation to
minimise its environmental impact. This world-class
development will offer spectacular views of the creek
and Dubai skyline.

Planned on an open site, Dubai Creek Harbour
will combine the city with the natural contours of
the creek. With no legacy ties to infrastructure,
this new Dubai will leapfrog many of the world’s
other global cities. The masterplan is an order of
magnitude larger than Downtown Dubai and will
support its commercial and cultural development.
The area encompasses commercial districts
linked by leisure developments that expand into
further residential neighbourhoods and parks that
will ensure Dubai competes with the world.

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Emaar Properties is developing a new iconic structure
called The Tower as part of its 6km² Dubai Creek
Harbour master plan in Dubai.
The $1bn skyscraper is expected to become the
world’s tallest building at 928m, overtaking the current
world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa. However there
are other reports suggesting it could be taller than the
Jeddah Tower, slated to finish construction in the same
year after it, at 1km high.

The Tower will serve as the central piece of the Dubai
Creek Harbour master plan, which includes the
development of nine different commercial districts
comprising high-end residences, event spaces,
galleries, hotels and other amenities.

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INSIGHTS

AUTODESK INNOVATIONS

IN VIRTUAL REALITY

he visual world of architecture, engineering
and design is a fertile ground for virtual reality.
From speeding the design process to enabling
collaboration to ensuring worksite safety, AEC firms are finding
that VR helps them implement leading-edge practices.

At architectural giant Gensler, GPU-powered VR is helping to
bridge the disconnect between building plans and final results.
The traditional approach of showing clients 2D drawings of
project designs just isn’t working anymore.

“Sometimes when clients see the final plans, it’s not what
they expected. Virtual reality eliminates that. Once you put the
headset on and you’re in another environment, you just kind of
get it.” Says a successful architect of many projects.

Try Before You Buy Comes to Architecture

Gensler delivers early-stage designs to clients as single- STINGRAY: A game engine that does rendering for interactive design
point, 360-degree renderings viewable with tools such as visualizations, and stunning virtual reality experiences
Google Cardboard or GearVR. Gensler’s team then ups the
ante to room-scale VR tools like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, so REVIT: Building Information Modeling (BIM) software for building design.
the designer and client can walk around the planned space
together and maneuver objects. DeWoody said the firm saves a REVIT LIVE: cloud service that enables architects to turn their Revit and
lot of money by showing clients hundreds of designs with VR. Its Revit LT models into an immersive experience in one click to help them
designers are then pointed toward just a few to focus on. understand, explore, and share their designs.

LIVE DESIGN Building Information Modeling (BIM) has transformed the way architects
design buildings. Information-rich 3D models allow architects to explore
Tools to tell your story, solutions to bring your designs to life their designs in unprecedented ways, and get a much more accurate
LIVE Design is the next step in design visualization. view of the final product, even in the earliest stages of design.

With LIVE Design, you can transform 3D visualizations into Since the advent of BIM, architects have been able to produce high
interactive virtual reality experiences in more approachable and quality renderings and walkthroughs as a by-product of their design
innovative ways. models, and rendering capabilities have improved over time to allow
designers to more easily achieve near-photorealistic visualizations.
3ds Max 3D: modeling and rendering software empowers design Cloud-based rendering capabilities have made visualizations even
visualization artists with tools to create stunning virtual reality more accessible to architects, speeding processing time from hours to
experiences, when used together with the Stingray game engine. minutes and alleviating the need for costly hardware.

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It gives architects, clients, and extended stakeholders the ability to 4

explore a design in a uniquely engaging way—by stepping into the design

itself. Now, designers can test new ideas, validate decisions, and adjust

designs with stakeholders—before construction begins—by easily moving

between their 3D model and a deeply immersive visualization.

Immersive visualization provides architects with a compelling
presentation tool that—unlike traditional renderings or 3D models—clients
and stakeholders can interact with in real-time to explore and experience
designs.

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INSIGHTS AUTODESK’s Six Best Practices for Taking
Full Advantage of Immersive Visualization

SPEED ITERATIONS, VALIDATIONS,

1 AND DECISIONS

Immersive visualization tools allow architects to make quick iterations
in their BIM model and immediately see the effects of their decision in a

realistic context. Architects can validate their decisions and observe how

small changes affect the overall look and feel of their design.

With immersive visualization, architects can step into the design to check off-angle

views and sightlines or test new ideas, while avoiding costly rework. Additional

opportunities for quick iterations put architects in a better position to recognize

unintended or unrecognized consequences of the design before the physical space

is built—reducing surprises and expensive rework during construction.

No BIM model or static render will give architects this degree and depth of insight

into their design. 3

EXPERIENCE YOUR DESIGN UNLOCK AND UNLEASH
COLLABORATION
2FROM EVERY PERSPECTIVE
Immersive visualization enables the extended design
Immersive visualization tools enable architects and clients to better understand a team—architects, contractors, engineers, building
design from the occupant’s perspective. With immersive visualization, architects officials, prospective tenants, and owners—to review
can test the functionality of a space to more clearly understand how tasks might be a model from multiple viewpoints to gain a deeper
helped, facilitated, or potentially impeded by design elements and design decisions. understanding of the design intent and to catch errors.
Architects might use immersive visualization tools when designing a hospital to Experiencing the design from shared points of view
better identify the optimal location of vital medical equipment—or to experience empowers stakeholders to better understand and
the space from the height of someone in a wheelchair to review the design for ADA refine design decisions. By reviewing the design in
compliance. context, the extended team can discuss all elements of
a design—from structure to electrical and plumbing—to
EASILY INTEGRATE WITH VIRTUAL REALITY ensure that everyone is in agreement and alignment
before construction begins.

4 Immersive visualization tools also allow users to take their design into virtual reality with VR hardware. Tools like Revit Live
allow users to easily take their immersive visualization into VR in two mouse-clicks to extend the interactive experience.
Users can move around the scene using room-scale VR. By replicating real-world movement, this type of VR makes the virtual
environment seem more real than a self-contained environment or seated/standing VR.

INCREASE PROFIT 5 6EXTEND BIM
MARGINS
WORKFLOWS
With visualization
Now, it’s easy to extend your workflows from BIM to immersive
tools like Revit Live, visualization. Many tools offer a simple workflow from a 3D modeling
tool, like Revit, that serves as a hub of information to house
architects can quickly everything from schematic massing to construction detail. Immersive
visualization tools like Revit Live plug directly into Revit, providing fast,
and easily create countless immersive visualizations immersive access to the project design to anyone, at any time, and on
any device.
for both design validation and review. When clients
Revit Live also enables architects to transfer and access the BIM data
and stakeholders can see the design from additional in their visualization. For example—users can click on a light fixture
to access the metadata to analyze factors like cost and material type
angles and viewpoints before construction, they can to facilitate design review discussions with stakeholders. So, in this
instance, a designer and client can now discuss the range of material
request changes and adjustments early in the design choices to optimize cost, without sacrificing the design aesthetic.

process. This results in reduced design cycles and the

need for potentially costly rework during construction.

Removing additional costs, reducing the number
design cycles, and preventing the need for rework
during construction means architects make more
money on each project—with more satisfied clients.

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LIGHT OR DARK DESIGN TRENDS
CHAISE LOUNGE?

f there's one thing parents agree on, it's that white After all, when was the last time you heard someone say dark
sofas are a serious no no! Especially your personal and colours are so last year? Dark coloured chaise lounge paired
private chaise lounge. Can you imagine the horror of with timeless bright-accented pillows and throws brings out the
your youngest spilling a glass of juice on such an investment? best suite.
Well, it turns out rules are made to be broken.
"These are the kinds of pillows you can keep for years, and move
I have always loved the look of a white chaise lounge, but never around the house to fit your needs, because the collection of
dared to live with one, because I choose sanity over pretty. Good dark and bright never goes out of style. Visit Manhattan Interiors
thing there are now fabrics which can be cleaned using water and for exquisite (French chaise longue’s), light or dark whichever
stain repellent if you choose bright coloured fabrics. tickles your fancy.

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MAIN FEATURE

Beyond Your Most Ex
Dreams Of Africa

by Michael Nott

BEYOND’s Matetsi Lodge is the world, and they do it with consummate style resources and that the best way to sustain it
newest, trendiest and hippest and elegance. They are one of the world’s is to share it, honour it and realise its value.
location for the most discerning world leading luxury travel companies, designing By placing conservation and wildlife land on
travellers. Not only is it a finalist of personalized high-end tours and operating an economically sustainable footing, through
the We Are Africa design awards that showcase 29 extraordinary safari lodges and camps responsible tourism, we can ensure that
“the designs changing the look of modern across Africa, Asia and South America. these treasures have a future.”
Africa”, but it has also featured in numerous
travel guides’ hot lists such as Tatler UK and But apart from catering to the most Among their many conservation projects has
Conde Nast Traveller - publications that aim discerning travellers they also believe been the translocation of Indian bison to
to be predictors “of what properties will stand in sustainable and responsible travel, bring them back from the brink of extinction
the test of time, make history, and let you re- community empowerment and development, in India, a leopard research programme at
imagine how you want to live and travel”. and a deep respect for local culture and eco- Phinda Game Reserve in South Africa, the
systems. They state, as part of their company establishment of a marine conservation
& Beyond provide the most luxurious philosophy, “We believe that the earth’s area in Zanzibar, and a rhino conservation
accommodation at the best spots in the wild heritage is one of our most precious project in Botswana.

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Their policies include taking care of the land and they have guides trained to offer the best possible experience for guests they
incorporated an environmental strategy that continuously assesses also train chefs, barmen, security and workshop staff, providing
their lodges’ eco-impact, looking at elements like water usage, vital employment in areas that are often deeply impoverished. They
electricity consumption, other fuel consumption like diesel, petrol, have trained and rehabilitated poachers to become pastry chefs
gas and paraffin, and waste management. All their lodges are and helped unemployed youths to become qualified game rangers
subjected to ongoing assessments and statistics are collated and and scouts.
analysed to ensure minimal environmental damage. In the same
spirit of sustainable development they also take care of their people. Matetsi Lodge in Victoria Falls is one of the newest shining jewels
Working in conjunction with The Africa Foundation they support in the & Beyond crown. The lodge is located within a 123,500 acre
the indigenous communities surrounding the wildlife areas in private game concession about 25 kilometres up the Zambezi
which they operate. The Africa Foundation is a registered non-profit River from the Falls. It’s a pristine location, right on the banks of
organisation, founded in 1992 to support & Beyond’s commitment this magnificent river, teeming with wildlife and unspoilt natural
to conservation, and assist communities through employment, land beauty. You’d be hard pressed to find a more perfect location for
leases and economic stimulation in the regions, focusing on social, an African adventure holiday. It’s not just about chilling out and
economic and environmental development. enjoying five star luxuries but also about experiencing the truly wild
and untamed natural beauty of this unique part of the world. Expect
& Beyond also invest heavily in their staff, believing that on-going fine wines, top class food, well trained and friendly staff, and prolific
training should be a way of life. Not only are their rangers and herds of wild animals.

The project began after lodge had been empty and neglected for a the location, right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi, and in an
number of years before coming under new ownership in 2015. The unspoilt wilderness area, was too perfect to simply be ignored. The
thatched roofs were in a bad state of disrepair and very little of the client engaged the services of local designer Kerry van Leenhoff and
interiors or the infrastructure was left in good condition. However Turner and Townsend – an international firm specialising in project
management – to oversee the extensive renovations. The entire
xtravagant project from structural renovations right down to the finishing decor
details took just over a year and a half. A relatively quick schedule
considering the completely run down state of the lodges, the remote
location and the almost entirely bespoke nature of the decor.

“The Client’s brief was to redevelop a disused 55,000 hectare hunting camp on the banks of the Zambesi River, 40 km upstream
from Victoria Falls, into an exclusive luxury resort and private game park. The brief was to re-utilise existing structures and materials
wherever possible.The original lodge consisted of 18 lodges, a reception building, two guest dining areas and back of house kitchen
and stores. The original lodges were demolished and rebuilt with decks and plunge pools. The guest dining lodges with satellite
kitchens were partly demolished and rebuilt. Structures including a family villa with pool and dedicated kitchen; reception, shop,
pool, gym, library and spa complex; a boma and a stand-alone vaulted wine cellar were newly built. Turner and Townsend were
commissioned to provide cost and project management for the build.” - Nola Birkett, Project Manager, Zimbabwe

Turner & Townsend
163 Fife Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
P.O. Box 2018
t: +263 (0) 4 253012/3 | f: +263 (0) 4 253014 | m: +263 (0) 777 749 008
www.turnerandtownsend.com

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FORM STUDIO aims to transform the approach that people take towards the design of hospitality, leisure,
commercial, residential and educational facilities in Africa; by creating timeless designs that excite and
invigorate the people who use them and whilst remaining sensitive to the environment in which they are built.

Form Studio l Suite 18, Mon Repos, Newlands, Harare l www.formstudiodesign.com
Kerry van Leenhoff l +263 773 669 009 l [email protected]
@formstudiodesignzimbabwe

MAIN FEATURE Kerry van Leenhoff is an interior and spatial designer
and has had extensive experience in Zimbabwe
working with various local designers including well
known local architect Bruce Rowlands on high end
residential projects and lodges in Zimbabwe and
further afield, before starting Form Studio- Zimbabwe
in 2014. So she had a wealth of experience to bring
to the project.

Van Leenhoff was born and grew up in Zimbabwe
and has an intimate knowledge of local culture,
artists and craftsmen. She says that she is
“enthralled by her country’s incredible people,
the striking landscapes and varied cultures.” She
designed every element of the lodges from the
architectural and interior elements of the buildings,
to the furnishings and operational equipment;
using local materials and craftsmanship wherever
possible, in order to create a holistic design that is
both unique and authentically Zimbabwean.

NOTES REVISIONS job no. MAT WL client. Gardiner
dwg no. project description. Matetsi Water Lodge
FORM STUDIO - Spatial & Interior design © THIS DRAWING IS COPYRIGHT AND THE PROPERTY OF FORM STUDIO scale. 1:50 if A1 / 1:100 if A3 address.
[email protected] DESIGN. IT MAY NOT BE RETAINED, COPIED, OR USED WITHOUT date. 12 Nov 2015 location. Victoria Falls
AUTHORITY. drawn. kvl dwg description. WLG- South elevation

CONTRACTORS ARE TO CHECK ALL DIMENSIONS AND LEVELS ON
THE BUILDING SITE BEFORE WORK COMMENCES. FIGURED
DIMENSIONS AND LARGE SCALE DETAIL TAKES PREFERENCE OVER
SCALED DIMENSIONS. REFER CONFLICTING INFORMATION TO
THE DESIGNER AND OTHER RESPONSIBLE CONSULTANTS.

NOTES REVISIONS job no. MAT WL client. Gardiner
dwg no. project description. Matetsi Water Lodge
FORM STUDIO - Spatial & Interior design © THIS DRAWING IS COPYRIGHT AND THE PROPERTY OF FORM STUDIO scale. 1:5 if A1 / 1:10 if A3 address.
[email protected] DESIGN. IT MAY NOT BE RETAINED, COPIED, OR USED WITHOUT date. 12 Nov 2015 location. Victoria Falls
AUTHORITY. drawn. kvl dwg description. WLG- East Elev, West Elev & Section A-A

CONTRACTORS ARE TO CHECK ALL DIMENSIONS AND LEVELS ON
THE BUILDING SITE BEFORE WORK COMMENCES. FIGURED
DIMENSIONS AND LARGE SCALE DETAIL TAKES PREFERENCE OVER
SCALED DIMENSIONS. REFER CONFLICTING INFORMATION TO
THE DESIGNER AND OTHER RESPONSIBLE CONSULTANTS.

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Philosophy behind the architecture and design:

In order for something to sit well in the country it
needs to speak the language of the land. One of
the best ways to do this is to borrow the narrative
from local cultures and customs that have formed
over hundreds of years and adapted to their
surroundings. After researching this a great deal
of time was then spent looking at local building
techniques, materials and craftsmanship in order
to stimulate local economies and skills.

The design seeks to provide a refuge for guests
while still allowing them to interact with the
elements. Nature is mirrored by large timber
columns that rise up like the immense trees that
the buildings sit beneath; and the buildings are
moulded from a combination of stone, wood and
grass. Open air living catches the cooling breeze
off the river and allows the sun to constantly
change the shapes and forms of the building
elements throughout the day.

NOTES REVISIONS job no. MAT WL client. Gardiner But at the heart of this lodge is water in the
dwg no. project description. Matetsi Water Lodge form the Zambezi River; and the local culture
FORM STUDIO - Spatial & Interior design © THIS DRAWING IS COPYRIGHT AND THE PROPERTY OF FORM STUDIO scale. 1:50 if A1 / 1:100 if A3 address. and traditions that have been informed by daily
[email protected] DESIGN. IT MAY NOT BE RETAINED, COPIED, OR USED WITHOUT date. 12 Nov 2015 location. Victoria Falls life along its banks. Whether it’s the makoros
AUTHORITY. drawn. kvl dwg description. WLG- North Elevation & Section B-B (wooden canoes) that are used to ferry people
across the water that hang as giant wind chimes
CONTRACTORS ARE TO CHECK ALL DIMENSIONS AND LEVELS ON in the entrance; the fish traps they lay to catch
THE BUILDING SITE BEFORE WORK COMMENCES. FIGURED fish beneath a coppery sunset echoed in the bars
DIMENSIONS AND LARGE SCALE DETAIL TAKES PREFERENCE OVER and table; the enveloping of the building with
SCALED DIMENSIONS. REFER CONFLICTING INFORMATION TO large reed mats they use to corner them in their
THE DESIGNER AND OTHER RESPONSIBLE CONSULTANTS. annual fish drives; or the large woven screens
that use skills they have mastered to make
baskets used to carry their catches.

To put it simply a country’s greatest asset is its
people and their immeasurable talent.

NOTES REVISIONS job no. MAT WL client. Gardiner
REdVwISgIOnoN.S
© THIS DRAWING IS COPYRIGHT AND THE PROPERTY OF FORM STUDIO NOTES 1:50 if A1 / 1:100 if A3
scale.
atial & Interior design DESIGN. IT MAY NOT BE RETAINED, COPIED, OR USED WITHOUT date. 12 Nov 2015 projecjtodbensoc.ription. MATMWatLetsi Water Lodgeclient. Gardiner
udiodesign.com drawn. kvl Matetsi Water Lodge
AUTHORITY. © THIS DRAWING IS COPYRIGHT AND THE PROPERTY OF FORM STUDIO 21
Victoria Falls
CONTRACTORS AFROE TROMCHSETCUKDAILOL D-IMSEpNaStIiOaNl &S AInNtDeLriEoVrEdLSesOiNgn DESIGN. IT MAY NOT BE RETAINED, COPIED, OR USED WITHOUT addredsws.g no. project description.
AUTHORITY. locatiosnc.ale.
dwg ddeastcer.iption.
THE BUILDING SITE BEFORE WORK COMMENCES. FIGURED CONTRACTORS ARE TO CHECK ALL DIMENSIONS AND LEVELS ON 1:50 ifVAi1c/to1:r1i0a0 ifFAa3 lls address.
DIMENSIONS AND [email protected] OVER THE BUILDING SITE BEFORE WORK COMMENCES. FIGURED
SCALED DIMENSIONS. REFER CONFLICTING INFORMATION TO DIMENSIONS AND LARGE SCALE DETAIL TAKES PREFERENCE OVER 12 NWovL2G0-1G5 round Floor Ploclaationn. N

SOME OF OUR PROJECTS:
The Venue Harare
The Kingdom Hotel Vic Falls
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Matetsi Lodge Vic Falls
Ilala Lodge Vic Falls
Singita Pamushana Lodge
Chisipite Junior and Senior Schools
Hellenic School Pool
Peter House Girls’ Dormitories
House Rudland Harare
House Soper Harare

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www.kiggenbuiders.com

BULAWAYO HARARE
PO Box AC 761, Ascot PO Box CH 829, Chisipite
Tel: +263 9 280735/6
[email protected] Tel: +263 4 486575
[email protected]

Building a Lifestyle
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BULAWAYO HARARE
PO Box AC 761, Ascot PO Box CH 829, Chisipite
Tel: +263 9 280735/6
[email protected] Tel: +263 4 486575
[email protected]

Building a Lifestyle

www.kiggenbuiders.com 25

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As with all of our lodges, your children will have the opportunity to embark on our very exciting WILDChild programme,
which is filled with fun, interactive activities that offer opportunities to learn and discover new experiences and cultures.
Little ones can enjoy adventures such as learning to make a fishing rod, fishing and baking biscuits in an interactive kitchen.

&BEYOND MATETSI RIVER HOUSE &BEYOND MATETSI RIVER LODGE FAMILY SUITES
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complement of staff, including a dBeeddriocoamted guide, private Shower Bathroom loved ones. Each suite features two ensuite bathrooms,
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Bedroom Bedroom Lounge In addition to the lodge’s two family suites, guests can
&BEYOND MATETSI RIVER HOUSE
enjoy the exclusivity of &Beyond Matetsi River House, a

private sole-use villa, which boasts two rooms with lovely

In addition to the lodge’s two family suites, guests can ensuite bathrooms; as well as two interleading children’s
enjoy the exclusivity of &Beyond Matetsi River HDoecukse, a
private sole-use villa, which boasts two rooms with lovely Bathroom Bedroom Inside rooms with an ensuite bathroom. Additionally, guests will
ensuite bathrooms; as well as two interleading children’s Plunge Bathroom Dining
PoBoeldroom Lounge Bedroom also have access to a kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining
CAMP LAYOUTrooms with an ensuite bathroom. Additionally, guests will
areas, a private veranda overlooking the Zambezi and
also have access to a kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining Bathroom Bathroom a swimming pool. River House comes complete with a
areas, a private veranda overlooking the Zambezi and
a swimming pool. River House comes complete with a coBmedproleomment of staff, including a dedicated guide, private
complement of staff, including a dedicated guide, private
vehicle, chef and butler - ensuring a tailor-made safari vehicle, chef and butler - ensuring a tailor-made safari
unlike any other.
unlike any other.

Fire Pit

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Guest Area Suite

Zambezi River

Fire Pit

Pool Outside Dining

www.andBeyond.com

Massage Sala Gym Safari Shop Conference Wine Cellar
Lap Pool Centre
(Underneath
conference
centre)

27

structure & design

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MAIN FEATURE Matetsi Private Game Reserve

FAST FACTS &BEYOND MATETSI RIVER LODGE &BEYOND MATETSI RIVER HOUSE

NUMBER OF SUITES 2 camps of 9 suites each; Private sole-use villa
including 2 family suites with 4 bedrooms
MAXIMUM GUESTS 48 8
CHILDREN Yes Yes
CHILDMINDING Yes Yes
TRIPLES Yes No
TWIN BEDS Yes, all convertible to double Yes, all convertible to double
OVERHEAD FANS Yes Yes
MOSQUITO NETS Yes Yes
BATH Yes Yes
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SHOWERS Yes Yes
SEPARATE W.C Yes Yes
PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL Yes Private villa pool
LODGE POOL Yes Yes
IN-ROOM SAFE Yes Yes
PERSONAL BAR Yes Yes
TELEPHONE Yes Yes
HAIRDRYER Yes Yes
LAUNDRY INCLUDED Yes Yes
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS Yes, with assistance Yes, with assistance
CHECK IN / CHECK OUT 12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00 12h00 – 14h00 / 11h00
KOSHER FOOD Available with prior notice and at extra cost Available with prior notice and at extra cost
POWER 220v AC 220v AC
INTERNET ACCESS Wi-Fi in guest suites Wi-Fi throughout villa
PRIVATE VEHICLES Yes Yes
PRIVATE DINNERS Yes Yes
CREDIT CARDS Visa, Diners, Amex, MasterCard Visa, Diners, Amex, MasterCard
MASSAGE TREATMENTS Yes Yes
TEMPERATURE Summer: 30˚C / 86˚F Summer: 30˚C / 86˚F
Winter: 20˚C / 68˚F Winter: 20˚C / 68˚F
MALARIA The lodge is situated in a malaria area and The villa is situated in a malaria area and
necessary precautions should be taken necessary precautions should be taken
AIRSTRIP No No
GPS COORDINATES S 17.51.932 S 17.51.932
E 025.30.030 E 025.30.030
LODGE CLOSURE Open year round Open year round
LINKS FOR MORE IMAGES
iBrochure iBrochure

• Drones are not permitted at &Beyond’s reserves, lodges, camps and villas. www.andBeyond.com

30 structure & design

Recent Projects: Growing Organically,
Striving To Add Value
MATETSI LODGE (Vic Falls),
BORROWDALE VILLAGE WALK,
ILLALA LODGE RECENT
RENOVATIONS (Vic Falls)

Proudly Zimbabwean

Tel: 04-589 181
Cell: 0773 097 019/ 0773 781 877
Email: [email protected]

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INCLUDED EXCLUDED
INCLUDED EXCLUDED

• Game drives • Massage
• Gam•e Sdurinvreisse or sunset boat cruises • Ma•ssWaghiete water rafting
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• Walk•ingUpspafearrZisambezi canoeing Vic•toFlriigahFtaolflsthBeridAnggeels over the

Livingstone Victoria Falls • Uppe•r BZiardmwbaetczhi cinagnoeing • FlighVt ioctfotrhiaeFAanllsgels over the
• Birdw•aFtcishhing Vic•toVriciatoFraiallsFalls canopy tour

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• &Beyond Tour of the Falls*
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*included in a 2-night stay or more.
NATIONAL PARK

WHILE YOU’RE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

A safari adventure for all… CH3I3MAN
NATION
WHILE YOU’RE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

34 structure & design Nigel Joscelyne,
116 Citroen Road, Msasa, Harare

04 487 923/4

[email protected]/ [email protected]
www.nigeljoscelyne.com

IGEL JOSCELYNE (Pvt) Ltd is a proudly Zimbabwean joinery Nigel Joscelyne employs a total of thirty five, both skilled and unskilled
and cabinetry business forging fine furniture, hand made workers with in-house training and has recently added an exceptional
by local and skilled craftsmen. carver to its team at the workshop and showroom premises Road.

Their journey began as a one-man operation in Nigel’s garage, but quickly “The NTJ Team take pride in every piece of furniture that we handcraft
outgrew the limited facilities and has since matured into a specialised and our hard working staff are an integral part of creating a Nigel
furniture manufacturing company working from a fully equipped Joscelyne masterpiece and we welcome their ideas throughout the
workshop and operating out of premises at 116 Citroen Road, Msasa. design process.”

Over the years, Nigel Joscelyne has acquired an excellent reputation with Nigel finds inspiration from all areas and has lately been working with
many loyal Zimbabwean customers, lodges, diplomats and embassies Holly Hudson and Justine Holmes of Hudson & Holmes, and Caroline and
which has led to an established position in the market despite strong Kate of Pomegranate. “These young creative women are a boost to the
opposition from Asian imports and South African competition. furniture industry and promote a love of all things Zimbabwean.” The
talented artist, Helen Teede has a studio within the Msasa Worksop in
The brand has managed to lead in the local market by producing Msasa and brings light and colour to the creative environment.
furniture meticulously handmade and finished using superb materials
and old traditional joinery methods, a rare process in this day and age of “We recently had the opportunity to work with the talented Kerry van
high technology and mass production. Leenhoff on a exciting project in Victoria Falls, The Matetsi River Lodge,
and we are thrilled to see it has been recognized as one of the winners
“We have a traditional and timeless range of furniture which is forever on Conde Nast 2017 Hotlist. We were involved in both the bedroom
popular such as the classic Morris Chair and Table design. Additionally furniture and wooden shop fittings.”
we welcome bespoke and contemporary ideas from our clients and work
with them to create these individual pieces. All our furniture is made Nigel Joscelyne has and will continue to produce exquisite, hand crafted,
with exceptional quality wood, including Teak, Oak, Mukwa, Cypress and timber furniture with pride for its loyal and new customers.
Jacaranda.”

Shangani Dining Table : Zimbabwean Teak
Baines Dining Chairs : Zimbabwean Teak
Selous Sideboard : Zimbabwean Teak

Coldutch Bed : Zimbabwean Teak
Nkayi Bedside Cabinets : Zimbabwean Teak with Painted Drawer Fronts

MAIN FEATURE

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15 Shortheath Avenue, Chisipite
Call: Tracy Roberts on 0773 949 888
Email: [email protected]
facebook.com/zambeziroots

Handcrafted Solid
Wooden Furniture

Ruwa Furniture in Bluffhill
Handcrafted Furniture
Tel: 331 611, 331377
Cell: 0712202761, 0778249183
22 Faber Road
Bluffhill, Harare
Zimbabwe

38 structure & design

Furniture made with passion
for people with passion.

Specializing in Hotels, Lodges
and B&B’s refurbishments

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MAIN FEATURE Matetsi Private Game Reserve

'The best thing about working
on this project was that fact
that we were more or less given
carte blanche. This meant
enough room to be creative,
without judgement or restriction.
An opportunity like that will
only happen to a designer, in
this part of the world, once or
twice in a lifetime. It was the
most fun and a real learning
experience . The back-up, in
terms of communication and
transport was super efficient.
It was altogether the highlight
of my professional career. I am
really indebted and grateful to
everyone involved.'
Marjorie Wallace - For Mutapo
Pottery

TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Victoria Falls is a wonderful year-round destination to explore, which offers an attraction for every season.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Average High Temperature (C°) 24° 24° 24° 25° 23° 22° 21° 25° 28° 28° 27° 25°
Average Rain Fall (mm)
Rate Season - Mid ($) High ($$) 90 114 57 30 6 0 0 0 0 30 36 102
Acacias begin to flower
Best time to view African wild dog $ $ $ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $$ $ $
Best time for walking safaris
Best time for game viewing
Calving season
Excellent birdwatching
Excellent white water rafting and canoeing
Dramatic electrical thunderstorms
First migrant birds arrive
Perfect lighting for photography
Scenic helicopter flight over the Falls
Spectacular panoramic views of the Falls
The best time to fish in the Zambezi
The massive fruit of sausage trees ripen
Water flow over Victoria Falls at its highest
Wet and high water season

40 structure & design

Showroom & Factory: 24 Neil Avenue, Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe
Factory Shop: Joina City Shop U08 Jason Moyo Entrance
Tel: +263 4 486 140/486 840; Cell: +263 782 798 868
Email: [email protected]

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blinds designs

decor curtains blinds

Proud suppliers to “& Beyond Matetsi” - Blinds & Designs is a home-grown Zimbabwean company.
Established in 2009, we have worked hard to earn the respect and loyalty of our local and
continental client base, providing the most modern design information available. Our presence
in Cape Town and Victoria Falls are an addition to our brand, and we are happy to meet you

wherever your business may take us.

As suppliers of curtains, blinds, mosquito nets and indoor/outdoor fabrics to projects like “&
Beyond Matetsi”, we illustrate our ability to supply a professional and high quality turn-key
service from the design phase through to final installation. Our high calibre of staff and
quality workmanship enable us to offer this service to a wide range of clientele –from luxurious
6 Star Hotels and corporate offices, right through to your beautiful and intimate home. We

look forward to the opportunity to tailor and realise your design experience.

Harare,Victoria Falls, Cape Town and coming soon to Maputo.

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The lodge consists of three camps- River Lodge East
and River Lodge West which each have nine private
suites for romantic getaways and family adventures.
For those wanting total privacy the third camp is
the four bedroomed River House which has its own
lounge, dining room, entertainment area, riverside
pool and personal chef.

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11 Martin Drive, Units 6 & 7, Msasa, Harare
+263 782 729 278 / 9; [email protected]; www.thermotec.co.zw

THE
PLUMBING
SHOP

Although the footprint of the existing suites
remained largely unchanged, they required
massive renovations and totally new décor to
bring the accommodation up to & Beyond’s
discerning standards which are renowned
worldwide. One of the vital things needed
was to blend the buildings in with their
surroundings, so the high thatched roofs
were removed and replaced with low slung
Chromadek roofs in order to minimise the
height. To further camouflage the structures
a skin of matepi latte (thin treated gum
poles) was fixed over a steel skeleton. These
successfully merge the structures into the
surrounding woodlands and will continue to
weather and age over the years. Some of the
existing exterior stone cladding was maintained
while extra stone walls from locally quarried
stone were added to accommodate outside
showers beneath the stars. Kiggen Construction
helped put the whole project together quickly
and efficiently and to a very high standard.

44 structure & design

structure & design Inner Living Interiors & Exteriors - Curtaining, Blinds, Upholstery, Fabrics,
Staircases, Structural Steel, Mild & Stainless Steel Balustrades, Project
Management and much more...

Inner Living Shop – Cnr. Stokesay Close / Rolf Avenue, Rolf Valley, Harare.
Email [email protected], [email protected]
Telephone: +263 8677 168916, Brian 0736 440 612, Dave 0775 490 418, Tracey 0783 106 505
www.interiors.co.zw

MAIN FEATURE The bathrooms were completely refitted with of local craftsmen as diverse as moulded from a combination of local
each lodge having a luxurious round tub with a the Newlands craft market and stone, wood and grass.
view out across the river and hard crafted stone Zimbabwean artist Helen Teede, who
basins and chandeliers. Each lodge also has is represented by First Floor Gallery. At the heart of the design is the Zambezi
its own deck area with a private plunge pool Other suppliers included the Honde River and the local culture and traditions
overlooking magnificent views of the river and Valley Community Project STEP, Lupane that have been informed by daily life
cosy loungers to laze around and enjoy evening Women’s Centre and Zambezi Roots, along its banks over centuries. Makoros
sundowners. Floors were re-surfaced with so the whole selection of finishing (wooden canoes) that are used to ferry
‘quartz carpet’, an extremely hardwearing and details helped support local artisans. people across the water are strung up
striking natural pebble finish, complimented Within the main public areas the like giant wind chimes in the entrance;
with cowhide rugs. Beds and unique designer aimed to provide a refuge the traps that the local fishermen lay
headboards with were carefully handcrafted for guests while still allowing them to catch fish are used in the tables and
by Adam Seager and dressed with fine linen, to interact with the elements. Nature light fittings; fiery sunsets are echoed
pillows, comforters and cushions. is mirrored by large timber columns in the bar’s cladding of copper scales;
that rise up like the immense trees and large woven screens draw on the
Sofas, chairs, artworks and lamps were that the buildings sit beneath; skills the Tonga have mastered making
predominantly collected from a wide variety with the rest of the building then baskets to carry their catches home.

35 Shepperton Road, Graniteside, Harare
Tel: +263 4 757 008/ +263 4 757 009

Cell: +263 733 412 563/ +263 783 610 800
E-mail: [email protected]

All three camps also have access to a central area which includes a spa, gym, 20m lap pool, shop and wine cellar housing the owner’s private
collection. Although the surrounding bush appears to be completely natural it has been carefully landscaped by Sarah Whaley to appear totally
undisturbed and natural – yet another example of the finest attention to detail.

For more information contact:: & Beyond Matetsi River Lodge, [email protected]

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MATETSI LODGE PROJECT

Quantity Surveyor/ Project Management- Turner & Townsend
Construction- Kiggens Construction
Interior Design- Form Studio
Electrician- Geoff Clack
Plumber- Lesop Plumbers
Door and Windows- Dave Ashwin
Electrics- Flint Electrical
Led strip lights- Lighting world
Hardware and building material supplies- Mica Q Hardware
Painter - BK Painters
Cemcrete- Artisan
Aircon- Gees Aircon
Landscaper- Sarah Waley
Gutters and Roof- Contrast Roofing
Fiber and Internet- Niall Iglo
Steel fabrication - Neves Ironcraft
Steel- installation and welding- Power connect
Cretecote install- Brigette Lotter
Quartz carpet- Glacial Coatings (Jhb)

Guest Suites

Tables/ Headboards/ Beds- Adam Seager Furniture (ZIM) 35 Shepperton Road, Graniteside, Harare
Upholstery – Fiona Edmunds (ZIM) Tel: +263 4 757 008/ +263 4 757 009
Desks/ Luggage racks/ Wardrobes/ Lounge chairs - Nigel Joscelyne (ZIM)
Pottery Pendants and Chandeliers- Chart Pottery (ZIM) Cell: +263 733 412 563/ +263 783 610 800
Beaded Ottomans- CHIPO women’s group (ZIM) E-mail: [email protected]
Spring stone Basins- Tonderayi Mahachi (ZIM)
Bamboo Lights- STEP Trust (ZIM) blinds designs
Floor lamps- Collaboration between Bruce Elliot & Tonderayi Mahachi (ZIM)
Porcupine wastepaper baskets- Lupane Women’s Centre (ZIM) decor curtains blinds
Basin Tops- Zambezi Roots (ZIM)
Bath- Euro trends (SA)
Sanitary ware- Antique baths (SA)
Nguni Cowhides- Holly Hudson (ZIM)
Ceramics- Marjorie Wallace: Mutapo (ZIM)
Mirrors- Brigette Lotter (ZIM)

Main Areas

Dining tables- Adam Seager Furniture (ZIM) Proud suppliers to “& Beyond Matetsi” - Blinds & Designs is a home-grown Zimbabwean company.

Established in 2009, we have worked hard to earn the respect and loyalty of our local and

Woven Screens- Collaboration between Jane Taylor & Judith Ncube of Matabelelandcontinental client base,providing the most modern design information available. Our presence
in Cape Town and Victoria Falls are an addition to our brand, and we are happy to meet you
wherever your business may take us.
Weavers (ZIM)

Curated Tables- Helen Teede (ZIM)

Bar and Interactive kitchen- Collaboration between Adam Seager & Copperwares (ZIM)

Woven Poufs – Lupane Women’s Centre (ZIM) As suppliers of curtains, blinds, mosquito nets and indoor/outdoor fabrics to projects like “&
Wrought Iron lights- Misty Edwards (ZIM) Beyond Matetsi”, we illustrate our ability to supply a professional and high quality turn-key
Pottery Pendants and Chandeliers- Chart Pottery (ZIM) service from the design phase through to final installation. Our high calibre of staff and
Reed mats- Newlands Craft Market (ZIM) quality workmanship enable us to offer this service to a wide range of clientele –from luxurious
6 Star Hotels and corporate offices, right through to your beautiful and intimate home. We

look forward to the opportunity to tailor and realise your design experience.

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Shop - Nigel Joscelyn (ZIM)

Sofas- Fiona Edmunds (ZIM)

Coco chairs- Coricraft (SA)

Chairs/ Bar stools- Weylandts (SA)

Boardroom table- Collaboration between Zambezi Roots & Complete Steel (ZIM)

Ceramics- Marjorie Wallace: Mutapo (ZIM)

Wine cellar Chandeliers- Basil & Lindy Rowlands (ZIM)

Wine cellar- Ruwa Furniture (ZIM)

47

RESIDENTIAL PROFILE

Re-Invention: HE OWNERS of a very beautiful property in
From Thatch To Slate Rolfe Valley inherited a slightly shabby out
building in front of their home.
by Michael Nott
Their exquisite house, set in beautiful gardens, had old
48 structure & design weathered slate roofs, bay windows, and all the charm
of a rather stately country manor house. But stuck in
front of it was a thatched structure that had originally
been one big playroom, and was later converted –
rather poorly - to a kind of granny flat. It’s the first thing
visitors see when approaching the house and it didn’t
make a fittingly good impression. The owners sought
help from well known home renovators Howes and
Homes to help them re-invent the building.

The building had started out as a vast children’s
playroom, basically a storage space for toys and
games, and then had later been converted (not by
the current owners) to a separate dwelling. The wall
facing the approach from the driveway was originally
blank, with a set of French doors on the opposite side
facing the main house. Its oval shape and thatched
roof suggested a very African bungalow, which was
not in harmony with the English style slate roofed
and rather elegant main house. It seemed like an
ill-considered and later add-on that didn’t sit well with
the main dwelling.

At some stage the vast open interior had been divided
up and converted to a bedroom, bathroom, sitting room
and a simple kitchenette. The owners were keen to
make the structure a more integral part of the home.

Howes and Homes completely removed the old
thatched roof and added extensive roof structural
timbers to support the new slate roof tiles. Old slate
tiles were found from a number of different builders
who had removed slate tiles on other projects, only
to replace them with Chromadek or other roofing
options. Slate roofs are very heavy and require
extensive trusses to support them; they are difficult
and time consuming to install as each tile needs
to be individually nailed on and fixed; and they are
notorious for leaking. However, Howes and Homes
were undaunted by the prospect of facing a difficult
and unusual renovation project which required
specialised skills.
At some stage the old French doors were moved
from the back of the structure to the front and new
aluminium sliding doors were installed at the back,
opening the interior up to the pool and landscaped
garden, which formed a kind of linking outdoor
courtyard with the main house.

49

HOMEFOR ALL YOUR • KITCHENS & BATHROOMS OUT OF AFRICA
• ROOFS & GUTTERING
OFFICE • PAINTING
• PLUMBING
OUTDOOR • ELECTRICS
• GATES & WALLS
BUILDING AND • PAVING
RENOVATING • OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING
NEEDS • WALLS & FLOORS
• TILING
• BUILT IN CUPBOARDS
• EXTERIOR FACADES
• CONVERSIONS,

EXTENSIONS & ALTERATIONS
• COMMERCIAL

& RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

CONTACT: LIZ HOWES • [email protected] • 0772 253 236

The interior layout of the building remained
mostly unchanged, although hugely
renovated and re-fitted. The bedroom is
separated from the main space by a dry
wall wooden partition, which has built in
cupboards on the bedroom side.

The open plan lounge and kitchen area was
re-configured to make the kitchen larger and
the door to the bathroom was moved around
from behind a partition in the kitchen to
provide more suitable access from the
lounge. This meant that the kitchen was
more contained without being broken up by
a rather inconvenient and unsightly doorway.

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