In this blog we describe the Veld Architects’ core values that provide 3 sound reasons to make your next home a VELD home.
Veld Architects is an award-winning architectural studio based in Lanseria, Gauteng. We specialise in contemporary, regenerative residential design and we find our inspiration and individuality in nature. But that’s just the beginning.
Architecture is about more than designing pretty and practical buildings. Architects need a set of core values that drive their business ahead and keep them accountable. At Veld Architects, we call this our “Hearth”.
We use the term “Hearth” because in a home, a hearth is typically the area in front of a fireplace or stove where the fire burns. Traditionally, a hearth is the central and most important feature of a home.
Our Hearth (Core Values) – reasons to make your next home a Veld home:
Core Value 1: We design with integrity
Integrity in architecture refers to the quality of being honest, ethical, and consistent in the design, construction, and maintenance of buildings. It involves a commitment to upholding professional and ethical standards, ensuring the safety and well-being of occupants, and preserving the cultural and historical significance of a structure or site.
At Veld, integrity is a critical part of who we are. We strive to create buildings that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional, sustainable, safe, and culturally relevant. We consider the environmental impact of our designs and incorporate sustainable and regenerative practices to reduce waste and conserve resources.
Core Value #2: We design with authenticity
Authentic architecture means creating buildings and spaces that are true to their historical, cultural, and environmental context. It involves designing building that respect and respond to their surroundings, while also reflecting the unique identity and purpose of the project.
At Veld, our goal is to create spaces that resonate with our clients on a deep level, connecting them to the past, present, and future in meaningful ways. By honouring the unique characteristics of a site and its context, we are able to design homes that not only serve practical needs, but also enrich the human experience and improve mental and physical health.
Core Value #3: We design holistically
Our third reason to make your next home a Veld home is all about holistic design. Designing with the bigger picture in mind is referred to as holistic architecture. It is an approach that takes all aspects of a project into account and how they are interconnected with each other. This includes all physical, social, cultural, and environmental dimensions. Holistic architecture does not stop with the functional requirements of a building but also its impact on the surrounding ecosystem and community, as well as the wellbeing and quality of life of its occupants.
At Veld Architects, we seek to create a harmonious and sustainable relationship between the built environment and the natural world. We do this by using environmentally friendly materials, integrating natural elements such as sunlight, airflow, and surrounding vegetation, and encompassing passive design strategies to minimise energy consumption.
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