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48658 Architects in Diepsloot

A4AC Architects
A4AC ArchitectsWe are a young -but experienced- group of Architects. We are based in Johannesburg, although we have done
Francois Marais Architects are leading Architects at the forefront of signature designs in South Africa with Branches in
Top Centre Properties Group is a full-service property development company specialising in the completion of architectural
Nuclei Lifestyle Design
With over three decades of professional experience and service in the field of architecture and interior design, Nuclei
Imagine Architects (Pty) Ltd
Email address: HERE FOR BROCHURE Imagine (Pty) Ltd is a property design and development
Modscape Architects
At Modscape Architects, it is our vision to shape the modern landscape through innovative (and cost-efficient) design solutions
Pen Architectural
We are a Architectural firm that started in 2009 and we specializes in all aspects of the Construction Industry and we have
Pen Architectural Technologists
Pen Architectural Technologists started out in 2009 after taking a break from varsity and bloomed from August 2013. PAT
Urban Habitat Architects
We are a dynamic group of Architects and Interior Designers who believe that every sucessfull project begins with an idea
Metako Projex
Architectural services for Houses, Offices, Schools and other public buildings. 
Luc Zeghers Architects
Award winning architects - interior architect.A variety of work of different sizes has been undertaken locally and
Green Evolution Architecture
Green EvolutionArchitecture (Pty) Ltd was established by Christian Gottschalk in June 2011 with the intent to produce contemporary
alive architecture
Alive Architecture operates nationwide and is currently developing numerous high-end residential projects. Our latest commercial
Mark Gouws Architects
We provide creative private, commercial and hospitality architectural solutions from inception to completion. We work closely
Ellipsis Architecture
You know how everyone dream of designing and building your own house, to your preference. What we offer is a client spesific
Meik Architects
We are architects in Johannesburg who offer design, documentation and on site management of bespoke homes. We offer individual
Architexture Lab
.Design conceptualization & proposals, working drawings for construction & council submission,project supervision.
Nieuwoudt Architects
Nieuwoudt Architects are a Johannesburg based architectural design firm focusing on residential, commercial and leisure
The Bearded Architect
Architect by day, and still Architect by Night. The Bearded Architect has been in operation since early 2014. Providing

Diepsloot, a mostly informal settlement about 40 km north of Johannesburg city centre, was established in 1995 as a temporary living arrangement for just over 200 families evicted from other areas in Gauteng. Today it has grown into a sprawling settlement of more than 800,000 with various shops and centres and its own police station.

A rundown piece of land has also recently been transformed into a public park (Diepsloot West Park) which consists of new playground equipment, sports facilities, benches, a water channel, and a variety of trees for shade.

Modern-day Diepsloot, which is the Afrikaans word for "deep ditch", consists of fully government-subsidised housing, brick houses built by landowners (mostly in extensions 2 and 7), partially government subsidised houses, and shacks. The majority of Diepsloot residents (more than 45%) rent their property from a landowner who has subdivided their land.

5 ways in which Architects build relationships with clients

They make it easy for clients to find them online

In modern times, a business card doesn't go as far as it used to. The Internet has become a vital marketing tool for all business owners and professionals, including Architects. And an online presence, via in the form of a website or social media profile, is the main way in which communication channels are established between professionals and clients.

An Architect's website also helps to build trust with a prospective client before a meeting is set up, for clients can use a website to view portfolios, plus are given a platform to reach out at their own convenience.

They always keep clients in the loop

While it is important to update a client on the progress of a project, there is much more to professional-client communication. Professional architects are able to communicate their design ideas in a way that are easy to understand for someone who doesn't possess building- and structural knowledge.

Architects also help to inform clients of any construction laws that they are not aware of before starting a project. By keeping a clear communication channel open, it is easier for a client to view an Architect (or other professional such as Interior Designer, Bathroom Designer, Kitchen Planner, etc.) as a trusted specialist.  

They embrace the use of CAD software

It's not only the way in which Architects (and other professionals) market themselves that have enhanced with technology, but also how they showcase their work. Thanks to computer-aided design (CAD) software, Architects are able to design much more detailed 3D plans of a project before it commences.

Such applications also allow for instant tweaks, leaving little room for design errors.

They under promise and over deliver

A lot of clients see Architects as nothing more than the person designing the blueprints. However, professional Architects go above and beyond that by keeping their clients up to date on additional concerns (like building codes), costs of construction, what to build where, what materials are better to use, etc.  

They are innovative at networking and reaching out

Creative networking is not only so an Architect can get into contact with potential clients, but also to seek additional business opportunities and expand on their circle of professionals / vendors. This could lead to your Architect putting you in contact with other experts in the industry (such as Landscape Designers) for current or forthcoming projects, and possibly even get a discount on certain materials, fixtures and finishes.

7 questions Architects ask themselves before agreeing to a project

Is there good chemistry between me and the client?

Seeing as an Architect and client will enter into a professional working relationship (from the initial meeting and contract negotiation right through to on-site meetings and the completion of the project), there needs to be proper communication channels, as well as a sense of respect from both parties.

Do I find this project interesting?

A project needs to challenge, excite and/or engage an Architect, otherwise there is no point in taking it on, as it could mean sub-standard results for the client.

Will this project typecast me into doing more of this type of work?

Many Architects wish to explore a majority of design styles (modern, Asian, classic, etc.) and/or work in more than one industry (commercial, residential). Likewise, there are also Architects who wish to only stick with one design style and/or remain in the same industry. Thus, there is always the possibility that a client's project does not fit in with the Architect's vision/mission for themselves and their portfolio.

Do I have sufficient time to complete this project?

Is it a high-risk project worth the effort?

Elements such as budget, building type, schedule, fee, changes and liability will be scrutinised in order for an Architect to answer this question.

Do I have the experience?

Is this project good business / profitable for me?

At the end of the day, an Architect also needs to make a living, and must be sure that a client's project will be worth his time and effort.

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