Being his own client offered Philip the opportunity to push boundaries – combining wisdom earned designing houses with SAOTA over the years with something a bit more whimsical and experimental. “When architects design their own homes,” he says, “they can have a bit more fun; they can be a little bit less intellectual”. […]


Author: Esther .C. Iyire In the 60’s, the Nigerian textile business was one of the most vibrant industries in Africa, contributing to agriculture. It was the biggest employer of labour with a record of over 140 companies in Kaduna, Kano, Aba etc, responsible for the employment of millions of people and this contributed to about […]

Macro Tower located in Maryland , Lagos- Developed by Purple

Macro Tower housing premium 1, 2, 3 bedroom spacious apartments built to stand out in so many ways; from the colour of the buildings, to the sizes of the apartments and the central strategic location. The 15-floor building will be set in a premium estate in Maryland, just bordering the Ikorodu Expressway. The Macro shares […]


Author : Esther .C. Iyire This topic reveals the status of the Nigerian textile industry, the challenges it faces and proffered solutions. How these solutions can improve economic growth and influence the international market. And, how the textile industry affect the fashion industry. Globalization simply means to make global or worldwide in scope or application. […]

Villa Courbe, a modern SAOTA design on a slope in Lac Léman, Switzerland.

villa coubre

SAOTA, known for its mastery in blending exquisite designs with the natural scenery surrounding them, has pioneered yet another earthy, harmonious and luxury project in Cologny – an exclusive suburb in the Geneva Lake region of Switzerland. Over the years, homes designed by SAOTA have showcased luxury and earned gold medals, as seen in our […]


Then it was the turn of the red wines, renowned cellar master Peter Finlayson’s forté. Moroccan lamb en croute paired with Hannibal (a Sangiovese/Pinot Noir blend, another favourite), charcoal-grilled king oyster with Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, and grilled springbok loin with Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir. For the final course, we sampled vanilla bean brûlée […]

The Wine Store

the wine store

The outbuilding that is referred to as the wynk-elder in reference to a time when grapes were grown on the farm, is a small flat-roofed structure that has restored and converted into a living unit. It was badly damaged and had been clumsily altered. An incongruous timber pergola and a brick fireplace had been added […]

Nano Hub Purple Freedom Way Lekki

    Nano occupies the residential serviced apartment floors of Purple Lekki. Strategically located on Freedom Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos. Right between the emerging Orange and Periwinkle Islands and the Lekki expressway, the location is ideal and captures heavy residential and commercial traffic of the Lekki Phase as well as the highly residential Ikate […]


  BUFFELSDRIFT, LADISMITH, SOUTH AFRICA     BUFFELSDRIFT, LADISMITH, SOUTH AFRICA   The restoration of the ensemble of heritage buildings on Buffelsdrift, west of Ladismith in the arid Klein Karoo region of the Western Cape, by SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect, a specialist in clay buildings, recently won the gold medal at the seventh edition […]

Purple Lekki

Experience affordable lifestyle experience through principal investments in superior mixed-use facilities and services at Purplemaryland, and now Purple Lekki. Enjoy lifestyle services spanning real estate, retail, e-commerce, media, and advertising, entertainment and family fun, financial services amongst others. In Nigeria, it will now be easy to own a home in a mixed-use facility, as we […]