Zimbabwe 2000 – Another Annus Horibilis

Zimbabwe 2000 – Another Annus Horibilis

“Guinness is good for you, hey!” laughs Bruce Stobart when I ask how he enjoyed his trip to Ireland ten years ago. [i] The Zimbabwean maize farmer and his wife Louise are sitting cross-legged on the front lawn of the farmstead they purchased in 1993,...
Soo Piercey’s Tannery, Zimbabwe – Awaiting the Inevitable

Soo Piercey’s Tannery, Zimbabwe – Awaiting the Inevitable

An adventurous artist, whose life sounds very Wilbur Smith, Soo Piercey bought a Zimbabwean tannery for storing elephant hides and leopard skins. It became home to her collections – including the craft of over twenty African tribes, as well as her own...
Siyalima – Amid the Mavuradonna Wilderness of Zimbabwe in 2000 AD

Siyalima – Amid the Mavuradonna Wilderness of Zimbabwe in 2000 AD

Mike McGrath treats architecture like a cryptic crossword and cannot rest until he has sorted it out. His impulsive nature is strongly reflected in the creation of his own home, Siyalima, which he built in 1993.  Unlimited access for €1 a month / €12 a year...
Pamushana Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe – As Good as it Gets

Pamushana Safari Lodge, Zimbabwe – As Good as it Gets

In 1996, Durban-based architect Bruce Stafford disembarked from his 4WD and set up a small tent beneath a kopje overlooking a 105,000-acre cattle ranch in the Zimbabwean Lowveld. For five days he trekked around the kopje and surrounding scrubland, taking notes,...