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Spatial Agency: A new approach to Architecture

“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended with diligence.” – Abigail Adams Over centuries, the buildings humans live, work and come together in have evolved considerably. What started out as simple domes of shelter hundreds of thousands of years ago advanced into mesmerising artworks. And the Architects …

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Permaculture in a post Covid 19 society

The role of permaculture in a post Covid 19 society

“Permaculture is the philosophy of working with and not against nature, after a long and thoughtful observation.” – Bill Mollison Covid-19 is not the first pandemic we as humans have been faced with. Sadly, it won’t be the last either. Scientists and doctors will inevitably develop a cure and when they do the world as …

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Blurring the line between architecture and the surrounding landscape

by Gillian Holl Too often, the natural landscape of a new building is only considered in hindsight. In doing this the powerful connection that exists between a building, the landscape and the occupants is lost. This is why more architects are looking at these three factors together and designing buildings that are in harmony with …

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Neuro-Architecture: Why humanity should be the epicentre of design

There is a reason why some buildings and interiors make us feel at ease and happy while others affect our mood negatively. It is because there is a part of the human brain that picks up on geometry and how spaces are organised. This, of course, happens unconsciously and that is why we instinctively feel …

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What is Regenerative Architecture & why should it matter to you?

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world,” – Mahatma Gandhi. Climate change is the catalyst behind hundreds of thousands of deaths every year across the world. Extreme weather conditions, droughts and natural disasters are wreaking havoc on ecosystems and economies, and costing governments billions. We aren’t trying to be grim. The …

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Revival of the Industrial Revolution in Architecture

The Industrial Revolution influenced mankind and industry in nearly every possible aspect. In architecture it inspired (and is continually inspiring) new daring and avant-garde outcomes. While the industrial design style was originally thought of as unattractive, a revival of this revolution is reshaping the future of design. But it didn’t happen overnight. We look at …

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Top Architecture Trends

Veld Architects’ Top Architecture Trends to Look Out for in 2020

In architecture, blindly following trends would be counter-intuitive. There are so many variables that can (and should) affect the overall outcome of a design. At Veld Architects we realise that ideas become trends due to human appreciation and this is, of course, a voice we listen to sincerely. We, therefore, highlight our favourite architectural trends …

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Perfect home for social gatherings

An entertainer’s guide to designing the perfect home for social gatherings

“When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.” – Unknown At Veld Architects, before we design anything, it is important that we first learn what our clients value in life. A home should represent residents’ passions and allow them to do more of the things they love. From …

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