ARRCC, a prominent South African interior design studio, has recently been thrust into the global spotlight with an impressive triple award win for Best Residential Interiors. This accolade positions ARRCC alongside some of the most esteemed names in the industry, such as Zaha Hadid and Neri & Hu. The recognition comes from three prestigious awards: WAN EMEA, Architizer, and Rethinking The Future, which collectively saw hundreds of submissions from over 60 countries.

“Being recognized alongside major global names is a tremendous honor for ARRCC and South African design as a whole. These awards serve as both a benchmark and an inspiration for future projects. It pushes us to continuously raise our standards and strive for even greater innovation and creativity,” said Mark Rielly, Director of ARRCC.

Let’s step into the award-winning villas that encapsulate ARRCC’s design philosophy, showcasing their commitment to barefoot luxury, curated elegance, and contemporary glam.

Glen Villa: Harmonious Fusion of Modernity and Nature


  • Best Residential Interiors by Rethinking The Future
  • Andrew Martin Interior Design Finalist

Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, one of the 7 Natural Wonders, Glen Villa is a testament to the seamless integration of contemporary design with the powerful organic presence of its mountainside location. This unique Cape Town home is surrounded by lush trees, offering a serene retreat that merges clean-lined architecture with nature’s grandeur.

Glen Villa - ARRCC
Glen Villa – ARRCC

Parama: A Tribute to Iconic Surroundings


  • Best Residential Interiors by Architizer
  • WAN EMEA Award

Drawing inspiration from its iconic surroundings, including architectural landmarks like the Zeitz MOCAA museum and the Waterfront marina, Parama is a sophisticated blend of elegance and modernity. The villa offers breathtaking views of Devil’s Peak, creating a harmonious connection between the interior spaces and the striking Cape Town landscape.

Parama - ARRCC
Parama – ARRCC

Cheetah Plains: Redefining Safari Luxury


  • World Luxury Hotel Awards Global Winner
  • Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award Winner
  • Luxury Lifestyle Awards: Best Luxury Residential Interior Design in South Africa
  • Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award Finalist
  • World Architecture Festival (WAF) Finalist: Hotel & Leisure
  • World Luxury Hotel Awards Global Winner: Best Luxury Bush Villa
  • WIN Awards Finalist

Rising out of the African savannah in Kruger National Park’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve, the Cheetah Plains game lodge is an architectural marvel. Spanning 6,500 square meters, this lodge offers a revolutionary take on traditional safari architecture, blending seamlessly with the natural environment. Guests are treated to an unparalleled experience that blurs the boundaries between interior design and the wild beauty of the African landscape.

Cheetah Plains - ARRCC
Cheetah Plains – ARRCC

Beyond Awards: ARRCC’s Global Showcases

ARRCC’s remarkable year extends beyond these awards, with prominent showcases at international design events. Their collaboration with Valcucine at Milan Design Week captivated audiences with a visionary exhibit that blended timeless aesthetics. This followed their acclaimed exhibition at the 2023 Venice Biennale, where ARRCC’s groundbreaking designs were celebrated for their artistic ingenuity and transformative impact on modern interiors.

ARRCC’s triple award win is not just a testament to their exceptional design skills but also a significant milestone for South African design on the global stage. Their innovative approach and dedication to excellence continue to inspire and set new benchmarks in the world of interior design.

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