Picks of the Week

Picks of the week

From structural shell apartments to hand-painted Dolce & Gabbana bags, a new Le Creuset soup pot and a bamboo sports hall, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. Tudor Apartments  

“I love this apartment building in Mombasa, Kenya, designed by Urko Sanchez Architects,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “With natural ventilation and light, it is characterised by a striking moucharabiah structural shell.”

Image credit: Javier Callejas via archdaily.com

2. Zero-Carbon Bamboo Sports Hall

“Designed by bamboo and earth architecture specialists, Chiangmai Life Architects (CLA), this school sports hall in Thailand uses no steel reinforcements,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “Instead, the 17-metre-high structure, which can accommodate 300 students, is made entirely from bamboo and boasts a zero carbon footprint.”

Image credit: designboom.com

3. New Le Creuset Signature Soup Pot

“The Signature Soup Pot from Le Creuset, launching in October, would make for a welcome addition to any kitchen,” says Group Content Head of Decor Tracy Greenwood. “It has 45% larger handles, a larger, heat-resistant ergonomic knob and an improved lid.”

Image credit: lecreuset.co.za

4. Dolce & Gabbana Sicily Bag

“When you buy a Dolce & Gabbana Sicily bag, you have the option to get it personalised and make it your very own one-of-a-kind piece,” says Content Producer Mary Garner. “If you’re planning on treating yourself, diarise this: the Milanese artisan responsible for personalising the bags is coming to the Sandton store in September.”

Image credit: dolcegabbana.com

5. Nika Zupanc’s Daisy Lamp

“This pretty daisy lamp by product and interior designer Nika Zupanc comes in six glossy pastel colours,” says Features Writer Amelia Brown. “The adjustable petals let you direct the light according to your needs.”

Image credit: designboom.com