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Tailor made white-washed timber pergola in Marbella

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

This stunning white-washed timber pergola was recently completed by our team in Spain, creating a natural extension of the villa onto the terrace. This tailor-made, sustainable timber construction incorporates both function and beauty: it provides shade and privacy on the patio and at the same time also allow the owners to take full advantage of their outdoor area in rustic …

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White Beach, Atlantis The Palm

In Blog, Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Replacing the much-loved Nasimi Beach club located at Atlantis The Palm, White Beach is a stunning new beach club that features a rustic restaurant, majestic pool and luxury loungers that overlook the beach and sea. This dreamy daytime destination is great for soaking up the sun and a lively spot for sundowners at the water’s edge. A whitewashed wooden deck …

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The Importance of Sustainable Timber

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Louise van Niekerk

Sustainable timber is regarded as one of the most valuable natural resources available to man, more than 30% of the world’s population rely on what forests can provide – from food to building materials to firewood. With the demand for wood being so high, it is fortunate that this beautiful resource is totally renewable, and the responsibility lies with us …

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Clear Treated Eucalyptus Timber

In Blog, New Products by Karlin van der Vyver

Clear treated eucalyptus timber introduces softer colours and adds a modern touch to our timber and thatch outdoor living structures. Since we’ve started to incorporate this species of timber to our structural designs and proposals, it has proven itself to be a hugely popular option, especially amongst our residential clients in the Middle East as well as Europe. In stark …

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Cape Reed Tribute Project

In Cape Reed Tribute by Karlin van der Vyver

It has been six months since we started our very special tribute project in honour of our late founder, Louis vd Vyver. Progress has been steady, and it is quite exciting to see Louis’ dream and vision of this property realized, bit by bit. To kick off the project, we first had to clear the building of all existing interior …

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Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, Palm Jumeirah, allow clients to escape the stress of the concrete jungle and relax in a natural paradise. The facilities offer a unique re-earthing experience, creating a sanctuary of tranquility that takes the edge off modern rigidity by creating the natural flows of Africa. Cape Reed started work on this AED 15 million project …

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Outdoor living in Meadows Community, Dubai

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

With a great view of the lake bordering this property in Meadows Community (Dubai) one home owner had the envisioned a cool and comfortable area in which to sit back and enjoy the absolute tranquility and beauty of the area surrounding his property. As experts in the creation of customized outdoor living spaces, the local Cape Reed team accepted the challenge …

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Dubai Safari Park is Open!

In Travel Destinations by Karlin van der Vyver

After months (that turned into years!) of planning, design and construction we can finally present to you the magnificent Dubai Safari Park! Having had a pretty good idea of what to expect form Dubai Safari Park, nothing could really prepare us for the final product that awaited. Once inside the park, it is hard to miss our handiwork, with beautiful …

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Al Seef, Dubai

In Commercial by Karlin van der Vyver

Al Seef, a leisure destination by Meraas, tells the story of Dubai through architecture and ambiance, enabling visitors to rediscover the heart of the city along its much-loved creek. With the rich Emirati heritage, history and culture at its core, this development consists of a heritage area, inspired by traditional architecture and a more contemporary area inspired by modern design …

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St Tropez Log Cabin, France

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

The St Tropez project is for an existing client that was so impressed with the chalet we constructed that he wanted more Cape Reed structures on his property. We constructed a timber log cabin (gym) with a thatch roof (114.5m²). The Gym with terrace has a floor area of approx. 120m² which includes a semi-shaded pergola of 16m² over the terrace. We …