Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Sustainable Design Professionals
- 4399 Dolphin Coast Ballito Durban442050504
Exclusive small architectural firm based in Ballito, KZN. We focus in sustainable architecture & residential homes. LevEco is run by Tracy Levinson. She received her BAS and BArch from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2004.
- 30 Winston Road Kloof364050501
Bruce Fyfe and Kelsey Boyce’s designs stand apart through their laid-back charm, friendly nature and joyful energy. Recognised as one of today’s leading design firms, this East Coast duo captures each client’s unique personality to create timeless interiors that celebrate living. Whether a boutique lodge in Zimbabwe, or a beach home in the Western Cape, their work stands out. The casual style of their honest interiors belies a fastidious and purposeful approach to create authentic and purposeful spaces that beg to be loved. With a brand that is anchored in the team’s passion to create unique and liveable spaces, their firm has enjoyed ongoing success in the design industry for almost two decades.
The practice takes active pleasure in its working relationship with its clients and other stakeholders in bringing projects to their successful conclusion. Our Goal is to ensure that our client’s dreams become a reality.
- Umhlanga Rocks
BLOC ARCHITECTS is the amalgamation of the renowned and established commercial practice Michael Tod Architects (MTA) and the dynamic young practice of BLOC architects. This marriage ensures that clients are assured of over 30 years of established commercial practice, incorporating the full range of typologies and over 1000 built works, and award winning contemporary technological driven design. Through a strong partnership with our clients we strive to produce solutions that exhaust all possibilities, and form spaces that respond harmoniously to all parameters. Regardless of scale or program, our firm is enthusiastic in its approach and professional in its process. BLOC ARCHITECTS explores the boundaries of technology as a tool to represent and test their ideas in a format that the client can clearly understand. We believe that architecture has an integral roll to play in our global environmental issues and through well-researched practical responses can form a sustainable architecture that is well adapted to its surroundings. BLOC ARCHITECTS is a firm that believes in an architecture that organises, understands and gives meaning to the experiences and information it houses. At the core of our architecture is the ability to take a fresh look at design problems and transform limitations into possibilities.
- 58 Padfield Rd Padfield ParkPinetown
Passionate about Green-Building / Eco-Design - saving you money, and helping the Environment. theGILD Architects is a partnership that strives to address building designs through clear sustainable and PLED (Passive Low Energy Design) criteria as our main goal. Our ideas are informed by the context and applied using the most suitable materials and methods. When we build according to the needs of the users, based on the local resources available, we are able to create lasting impressions that belong on the landscape and serve the highest order of shelter. We are experienced with various "Green Building" rating systems, such as Green Star, from GBCSA, and are passionate about re-cycling & up-cycling materials & resources, and using materials & components that are friendly to the environment and also improve the health of the occupants.
THA Architecture & Design, now U2 Design Lab, was established in Durban ten years ago by principal architect, Torbjörn Hanssen, a University of Port Elizabeth graduate and Des Baker Award winner. Focusing on the high-end residential market along the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, the practice quickly made a name for itself, and has completed 40 homes in exclusive Moreland Developments communities, including Zimbali Estate, Stratford Gardens and Ilala Ridge. By complementing its residential portfolio with a range of commercial and industrial projects, the firm has evolved into a multifaceted practice. 'As a young firm, you have to make a name for yourself,' explains Hanssen. 'However, creativity has to be balanced with an efficient operational structure. As can be seen by our Lincoln on the Lake project, the introduction of Revit has not only enabled us to take our creativity to new heights, but also accelerated design time and ensured that activities, such as the production of construction documentation, are carried out quickly and accurately.' Lincoln on the Lake is a commercial building, designed by THA for Growthpoint Properties. The R60-million building, located in the new Umhlanga town centre, features a neo-classical style. It has a strong Sullivanesque influence, which was developed in Chicago in the 1920 and 30s with the aim of enhancing the appearance of utilitarian buildings. In Umhlanga, the Sullivanesque influence is a strong counterpoint to the contemporary steel and glass of many corporate headquarters.