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A Modern Barn - Lunawood

A Modern Barn - Lunawood

Posted by Francois De Villiers on

Rubio WoodCream was chosen for the exterior cladding of this stunning residence in Hout Bay, Cape Town, because the finish mimics the look of Shou Sugi Ban (ancient Japanese technique of burning timber). This home was designed by Salt Architects and built by Musa Renovations and Projects. The homeowners wanted the cladding to look modern without coming across as too "slick" or having too much sheen in the finish. Rubio WoodCream created a natural look and feel, showing the variance of the natural grain and weathered look. Besides the aesthetics, they chose this product because of the ease of application...

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Lanzerac Hotel

Lanzerac Hotel

Posted by Francois De Villiers on

The Lanzerac Hotel and Spa is one of the top hotels in South Africa, and is a well-known and iconic landmark. It is situated in Stellenbosch in the middle of the Cape Winelands. The Estate was established in 1692 and is rich in history. The world's first Pinotage (1957 vintage), was bottled in its cellars and not only does it produce top class and award winning wines, it also boasts a 5 Star Hotel and Spa. In May 2017, the Main Building which housed the lounge, dining, reception area, and the Taphuis Bar, was gutted in a fire. Only the...

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House Hisquin

House Hisquin

Posted by Francois De Villiers on

This 1260m² home was designed for a French couple for a holiday house on the beach in Wilderness, which was also featured on Top Billing in November 2017. The home is designed in such a way that it has a Northern and Southern aspect. The Northern aspect is very important as this has a direct impact on natural light and warmth that flows through the house.   When the doors are open on the North & South sides - one has a seamless flow from the pool area on the Northern side, to the sea and the beach on the...

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Salsa Mexican Grill & Food Chain

Salsa Mexican Grill & Food Chain

Posted by Francois De Villiers on

It was critical to specify the correct colours for Food Chain and Salsa Mexican Grill, to ensure the brand identity was standardized throughout, with no variance. Both the Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C, and Hybrid Wood Protector range was applied to counters, wall cladding, bulkheads, table tops, counter fronts, chairs, benches and door frames. We as shopfitters, have chosen Rubio Monocoat because of their large range of products and colours. We can adapt colours to the many different specs we have with our variety of clients. The products are safe to use, containing no solvent chemicals (0% VOC). This is...

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