Just as each country has a cultural identity, so does the architecture. It is almost as pronounced as the accents or the language itself. The Greeks have small windows and dark rooms to keep the heat of the Mediterranean at bay. The Russians are known for their intricately decorated domes, South Africa has the gabled Cape Dutch thatched roofs and the sloped tin roof of the stoep, intricately adorned with brookie lace.
Working globally, Nico van der Meulen Architects is the embodiment of South African architects; they are able to encapsulate the heartbeat of a country and a family and translate it into bricks and mortar.
Creating uniquely contemporary styles, with emphasis placed on the way people globally want to live in moderate climate zones, blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor living, or removing it totally, combining it with ecologically sound and sustainable architecture.
The homes they design, for they are not merely houses, are inextricably linked to the South African culture and landscape, with glass walls disappearing between the inside and outside living spaces.
In essence, the firm of South African architects created by Nico van der Meulen Architects is like the early inhabitants of Africa, creating a design culture that is and will be recognized globally.
They are currently synonymous with luxury and sophistication, creating serene spaces where you are allowed and encouraged to be your true self.
If you are wanting a home that is as uniquely South African as Vilakazi Street, the Vuvuzela or Nelson Mandela, then the South African architect firm, Nico van der Meulen Architects is the architecture firm that you need to contact today.
They are internationally recognized, not only for the unique architectural ethos, but also for capturing the South African essence that is taking the world by storm.