Alive Architecture started as an architectural practice in october 2012 by Simon Richard Cretney and Pieter-ernst Maré. The ethos of the practice is to produce sustainable architecture in the field of requirement to the best of their abilities moulded to the client’s exact requirements. The practice is a hands-on run operation with both members - Simon and Pieter-ernst - doing everything required from client liaison and briefing, through to design and structured layouts, to council and full working drawings, to site administration and hand-over.
Axient Architects is a professional architectural practice that dedicates itself to achieving excellence for
and with our valued clients. At the heart of our thinking is a sustainable approach to all design and this
is set to stand the test of time…beyond green.
Space, light and movement are the first and foremost architectural values we believe in, if you get this
correct then you will have a timeless piece… frozen music.
We work closely from inception of a project with the client to the very end to make sure their dreams
and aspirations are fulfilled, and it is with this philosophy that we succeed.
Each project is viewed personally and as such we put together a project outline unique to it to suit the
client’s needs and requirements.
Chalkline Design focuses on designing elegant, efficient homes, both contemporary
and traditional, tailored to the budgets, tastes and the needs of our clients.
Chalkline Design positions itself in the middle to upper segment of the security
estate market. Whilst pushing the boundaries of size, materials and aesthetics a
core focus is always to ensure that design matches budget.
Our design approach ensures that our architectural process does not compromise
the practicality, affordability and budgetary aspects of the construction project,
ensuring that there is no disconnect between final design and budget.
A home being the heart of the family must be sustainable and affordable.
There’s a strong temptation to dive straight into the construction of your new home. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll be done, right? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way if you haven’t done some essential planning up front to ensure that your home will match your vision in the end. Here are six crucial steps to help you plan for a successful home build, and the reasons they're so important for any project.
1. Choose a design professional
To create a plan and detailed scope of work, most people hire either an architect or interior designer, and sometimes both. Every company does things a little differently, many designers will offer advice on structural work as well as assistance with material and color selections. Architects may take on a wide range of work, or work only on floor plans and approvals, and leave the details of the electrical plan, baths and kitchen to another designer. Selecting a design professional usually starts with an in-person meeting, which can take a few weeks depending on how many companies you are interviewing. This is your opportunity to understand the services that each firm offers and make sure they match up with what you are expecting. It’s also critical that you have a budget for your project in mind that you communicate clearly to the firm you hire, so the design can align with what you are planning to invest.