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The Island, World Islands, Dubai

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Dubai’s most unique venue, The Island Beach Club, a Caribbean-style beach club aimed at high-flyers. The Island Beach Club is the first commercial development to open on Dubai’s famous offshore island project The World. Located on the island of Lebanon and situated about four kilometers out to sea, it takes approximately 30 minutes by water taxi to reach this exclusive establishment. With …

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The Destination is XPark Jr

In Completed Projects by Karlin van der VyverLeave a Comment

Cape Reed was hired to create a children’s ‘paradise’ in Dubai – somewhere that children could spend time (without technology) and experience fresh air and adventure…. The park is known as XPark Junior and is located just off of Dubai’s Kite Beach. The site covers a total area of 2400m². The final designs for the project were completed in May …

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El Oceano Beach Hotel and Restaurant

In Completed Projects, Travel Destinations by Karlin van der VyverLeave a Comment

El Oceano Beach Hotel and Restaurant, where the views will take your breath away and a meal can last forever! The luxurious Mijas Costa establishment, El Oceano Beach Hotel & Restaurant, underwent major renovations during the past winter and is undoubtedly set to be one of this summer’s hotspots. Cape Reed were proud participants in the makeover by designing and …

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Summer is coming… are you ready?

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der VyverLeave a Comment

Summer is around the corner and NOW would be the perfect time to get that outdoor living space you’ve always dreamed of! And it doesn’t have to be a schlep or mean months of construction, noise and dirt – we have mastered the art of transforming mundane properties into havens of relaxation and style, as we recently did with this …

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Creating your own personal resort at home

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An enchanting garden should invite one to linger, lounge and ultimately relax – exactly which was achieved when an ordinary garden in The Lakes, Dubai, was completely transformed into a fabulous, award-winning landscape garden and personal resort. The Lakes development in Dubai is an established community that serves as a quaint getaway from the bustle of the city. The Lakes’ …

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Contemporary White Wash, Palm Jumeirah

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

The Cape Reed design team has developed a modern contemporary white wash paint application to finish timber structures. This new look also carries the same fifteen year guarantee that is gladly associated with a genuine Cape Reed product. For this particular property located on the Palm Jumeirah, the rafters have been white washed to match up with the cladded concrete …

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XPark Junior, Kite Beach – Boldly Banishing Boredom!

In Completed Projects, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der VyverLeave a Comment

Amidst the hustle and bustle, busy schedules and man-made marvels of what is commonly known as Dubai, one man had a dream to create a natural world of fantasy second to none. This would be a place where children of all ages could explore, learn and most importantly play, in a natural environment, enabling them to connect with nature, whilst …

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Why the Cape Reed lifestyle is the ultimate lifestyle

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der VyverLeave a Comment

Whether you’d like to build something from scratch or perhaps want to revamp an existing structure in your garden, Cape Reed is  confident that we’ll be able to assist you and your lifestyle! The versatility of our designs and material, allows us to create unique structures that’s custom-made for each and every client, perfectly matching the surrounding garden landscape and …

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Importance of Regular Maintenance of your Thatched Roof

In Outdoor Inspiration, Uncategorized by Karlin van der VyverLeave a Comment

The importance of regular maintenance of your thatched roof might sound like a bizarre concept at first, but one that will most definitely save you money in the long run. Although we might strive to be as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible in the way we conduct our business (in the process making use of some of nature’s best building …

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Beat The Heat

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If asked to list the benefits of building a shading structure, like a pergola or gazebo, in your garden, most people would probably come up with the same answers. A cool place to sit under on a sunny day and also an attractive focal point in the garden to beat the heat. What almost no one would guess is that …

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Sustainable Shading

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SHADING STRUCTURE FOR YOUR GARDEN CAN BENEFIT BOTH YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT There will be questions on shape and design, on size and colour, but there is one question that often goes overlooked, despite it being one of the most important of all: what effect will your choice have on the environment? Lets talk sustainable shading. Barely …