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Emerging Architecture

Social designers, Cultural visionaries
Construction pioneers

Detail Focused

Emerging Architecture is a Professional Architects office established in 2004.

Our core purpose is to impact lives through positive architectural processes and to build good relationships with the people we meet, whilst offering alternative investment opportunities for new and portfolio clients.

We are registered with the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, the South African Institute of Architects and the Cape Institute of Architects.

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Client, Idea, Reality

IDEAS ARE IMPORTANT TO US
As architects, we need to understand, and ask directed questions about the brief, to clarify for ourselves, that our client has asked the right questions about their project. We have found that we rewrite and redefine the brief in most cases. A good brief and idea, is the foundation of a successful project.

WE KNOW PEOPLE
Innovative projects require innovative construction, and we need a team of consultants who assist in making dreams a reality. We need them, not only for their expertise, but also for council approval. Laws around construction and building regulations are so specific, that it has become a rule to have a team of consultants. It’s a no brainer why you need us to ensure that you have the right people on your project, we work with them every day, and we trust them every day.

WE KNOW WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO
It is imperative that we investigate the legal rights of the property and the constraints that may exist for development. Most clients are not aware of servitudes, building lines, zoning schemes and height restrictions, all of which contribute to the possibilities of the canvas we have to work on. Sometimes, even the construct of soil can restrict the type of development or position of buildings on site. We investigate the challenges and find the possibilities to unlock the full potential of the site.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE
Over the years we have developed project schedules and timelines, to see when construction will start and end. Not one schedule has ever realised, either due to project funding not available on time, council delayed approvals, design changes, or consent required from neighbours, whatever the challenge, we have adopted a ‘’next steps’’ approach to project delivery. At the outset, we will guide our clients, based on scope and complexity of the project.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
Everyone has the right to know what they are in for, and most clients want to know the actual costs of a project. All buildings are different and all clients have different needs. This is why we custom design projects around our client’s budgets, and give realistic expectations around the scope of work that can be achieved. It doesn’t come without experience and expertise, and that is why we are paid a premium to ensure the costs are kept within 10% of the client’s budget.

Interesting Facts

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Projects worked on in 11 Years

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Projects done in 2007

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International Projects

Our featured Works

Healthstyle Medical Centre

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Klapmuts Primary School

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House 0752, Simonstown

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