Silvio Rech + Lesley Carstens


Miavana, madagascar, architecture, private island, time + tide

Miavana was designed for the Time + Tide group, and is situated on Nosy Ankoa in Madagascar.  Designed for the ultimate adventure seeker, Miavana offers world class fishing, adventure sports, helicopter trips to see Lemurs and so much more! A trip to Miavana is a special way to discover Madagascar and its hidden treasures. 

House Pengilly

House Pengilly sits in one of the most prime locations in Cape Town, offering 270 degree views of the Atlantic Seaboard.  Based on a few James Bond lairs and famous Architect Jon Lautner, with a minimal neo-Lautner interior. 

Architects: Peerutin 

Interior Achitecture & Interiors: Silvio Rech + Lesley Carstens

King Lewanika

Another full-scale project for Time + Tide, but set in one of the remotest parts of Zambia.  This boutique tented lodge offers a tranquil space in which to soak up a long-lost abundance of bird life and a never ending grass plain horizon. 

Keurbooms Cottage

A contemporary beach house designed for Julian Tregar.  A liveable sculpture that references the fluid coastline on which it sits. Built as an "exoskeleton', K-cottage is designed to float above the surrounding indigenous flora and fauna. 

North Island

One of our original master pieces, North Island is the ultimate barefoot luxury experience, set on a pristine private island in the Seychelles. 


Hidden away  in the southern part of the Luangwa National Park in Zambia, Chinzombo was designed to create the ultimate relaxation spot in the bush.  Pure materials, clean lines and clear views on to the river make this luxury tented camp ideal to really enjoy what the area has to offer.