Our Services consist of architectural design, interior architecture, space planning, green design and project management.
What is Architectural Design and How We Do Architectural Design?
Architectural design consists of interpreting the needs and requirements of each individual client and combined with our professional knowledge about materials, trends and spaces we create unique Architectural design solutions (created to match your architectural design needs). Archiway Architects uses 3D imaging where possible or required to explain the architectural design of spaces and buildings. Architectural design is the design of buildings or urban landscapes, as opposed to the construction documents and management required to construct it. Our designers use their amazing creative skills, imagination and artistic talent to create the most unique architectural designs.
Architectural Design Origins
“Architecture (Latin architectura, from the Greek ?ρχιτ?κτων – arkhitekton, from ?ρχι- “chief” and τ?κτων “builder, carpenter, mason”) is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Architectural works, in the material form of buildings, are often perceived as cultural symbols and as works of art. Historical civilizations are often identified with their surviving architectural achievements.”
Practical Aspects of Architectural Design.
The Architectural design of any buildings combines planning, designing and constructing form, space and ambience that reflect functional, technical, social, environmental, and aesthetic considerations and includes green principles where required. The Architectecturial design of any building requires the creative manipulation and coordination of material, technology, light and shadow. Architecture also encompasses the pragmatic aspects of realizing buildings and structures, including scheduling, cost estimating and construction administration. As documentation produced by architects, typically drawings, plans and technical specifications, architecture defines the structure and/or behavior of a building or any other kind of system that is to be or has been.
The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honoring the preconceived constraints. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary —and more ambitious— challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives”
“An architectural drawing or architect’s drawing is a technical drawing of a building (or building project) that falls within the definition of architecture. Architectural drawings are used by architects and others for a number of purposes: to develop a design idea into a coherent proposal, to communicate ideas and concepts, to convince clients of the merits of a design, to enable a building contractor to construct it, as a record of the completed work, and to make a record of a building that already exists”
Turnkey refers to something that is ready for immediate use, generally used in the sale or supply of goods or services. Turnkey is often used to describe a home built on the developer’s land with the developer’s financing ready for the customer to move in. If a contractor builds a “turnkey home” they frame the structure and finish the interior. Everything is completed down to the cabinets and carpet “Turnkey” is commonly used in the construction industry, for instance, in which it refers to the bundling of materials and labor by sub-contractors.
Green building is the process in designing a building that doesn’t negatively impact the environment. The main goals of green building is to sustain the environment and to prevent disrupting the natural habitats around it.
Benefits of green building design:
- energy efficient
- resource efficient
- environmentally responsible
Green building design is a key to making a difference to the environment. The conversation surrounding global warming and the need for conservation is as hot as ever, and South Africa is beginning to shift its focus to fitting into the current worldwide trend of eco- architecture (aka - green building design). Green architects in South Africa are leading the revolution that will see many more green building design projects being undertaken by the construction industry in the future.
Due to Archiway Design Pretoria 's extensive knowledge of green building design and our involvement with the green building council since 2007, Archiway Architects Pretoria offers an additional service to any client to incorporate green design principles from an early architectural design stage ensuring the best solutions depending on how “green” the client wishes the building to be. Archiway Architects is able to assist in obtaining an actual green start rating should this be required.
We will oversee your project in the following ways:
- Client Green Building Design Brief: create a vision for a new green building project
- Early evaluation of project‐specific green design strategy feasibilities and benchmarking for sustainable design operations
- Guidance to the overall process and coordination of the team, consultants and client expectations for green building design projects.
- Advise, coordination, providence, submitting and track of all the necessary documentation for accreditation - we are no strangers to the accreditation process.
Our many leafed strategy produces buildings that are smart, healthy, and sustain all of their own needs on site, they are beautiful buildings that increase biodiversity, and sustain a living relationship with the environment around them.
Green building design is no longer a buzzword but an essential part of every architect’s checklist