Commercial Architect in SA

Finding the Best Commercial Architects in SA? Here’s What to Know

In a rapidly growing economy like South Africa, the best way to keep pace is to own top-notch commercial property with commercial architectural designs to stand out from competitors. All you need to do is partner with the top commercial architecture firms to build classical or contemporary commercial architecture.  In today’s blog, we will explore how to find the best architects in South Africa and understand how they work to ensure that it aligns with your needs. Read on. How to...

Commercial Architect in SA

Beyond Blueprints: Commercial Architects to Turn Your Workspace Vision into Reality

“Will hiring professional architecture services really benefit my office space renovation plan?”  Well, it is probably the most common question we hear from South African business owners when constructing or renovating commercial spaces. However, truth be told, partnering with the best commercial architects in SA like us, Kevin Els Architects, will surely benefit your project, as we are professionals and we are good at it. Above all, we love what we do. Still unsure whether you should use a professional architect to...

What is Architecture

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Turn Key Construction

Turn-Key Construction

The words Turn-Key Construction is synonymous with in the Architectural and Construction fields. Companies in the above-mentioned fields may suggest a complete Turn-Key option it is important to understand what the term means. From an architectural point of view, a Turn-Key package is all inclusive from the design process, through the construction to the final detailing and to the hand over to the client. It ensures that the build goes according to plan and the contractor comply with the design of...

Architectural Review

Kevin Els Architects – Architectural Review

After meeting a couple of firms, our decision was based on customer service. From the moment I left my details with Kevin Els' office, the customer service was outstanding. Kevin not only design great houses, he leaves you with a bit of architectural education behind, he knows a lot more about green builing and rainwater harvesting. The team is very collaborative, accommodating and through the process we built a very cosy relationship. The team was able to capture the essence of...

The architect is one of the key professionals in the built environment

The architect is one of the key professionals in the built environment. Whether you are building a new residence or renovating an existing structure, an architect should be your first point of contact. Experienced architects have spent many years in the industry developing their skills, have a good understanding of the building regulations and are there to guide their clients through every step of the design and building process. Understanding the client’s requirements and designing to their budget is of...

Case Study – Private Residence in Hermanus, South Africa

Private Residence in Hermanus, South Africa Sector: Residential Service: Architectural Planning & Project Management Location: Voëlklip Date of Completion: December 2016 The Brief: The clients from Johannesburg, a CEO of a multi-national company and a retired accountant, wanted to build their retirement home in Hermanus, Western Cape. The site they selected was at the base of the Overberg Mountains bordering the Fernkloop nature reserve. It had beautiful mountain views to the North and sea views to the South. The brief was to design a house...

House in Mount Street

Case Study – Private Residence in Mount Street, Johannesburg

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Tips to lessen your carbon footprint

Tips to lessen your carbon footprint in your home

Here is a scary statistic. While China during 2007 became the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions globally, per capita, South Africa emits three times more carbon dioxide, and overall, emits more than the rest of Africa combined. CO2 is a greenhouse gas that greatly contributes to negative global climate change. Scientists predict that left unchecked, emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases from human activities will raise global temperatures by 2 – 4.5 C in the next 80 years....

Is your home dressed for winter?

Is your home dressed for winter?

Autumn's almost here and winter's around the corner – now’s the time to prepare your home for the cold. We’re heading for autumn, and that means winter isn’t far behind - you know, dry and icy winds for those of us who live inland, wet and icy for the people of the South (Cape Town and such). For yourself, you’re probably thinking about getting your jackets and long-Johns out of storage and cleaning them up, ready for when the first cold snap snaps...