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November 7, 2013
Cape Town, South Africa, will be the World Design Capital 2014, which is perfect timing, since the country's design scene is booming. Here is a look at some modern homes, destinations, events, and designers who have piqued Dwell's interest.
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Katz residence stairs concrete portrait

Three times is a charm for this concrete home in Johannesburg. The freestanding staircase was built three times before architect Gregory Katz deemed it structurally sound. The high-tech end result was achieved using small custom-made plastic reinforcing fibers. The galley-style kitchen with its bold use of color was his wife’s choice. Caryn fell in love with the name of a paint swatch called Canary Yellow and then left it to Gregory to fine-tune the exact hue. Photo by Elsa Young.

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