A new year has emerged off the back of one that challenged us to reach new levels of expertise, to develop our skills and service offerings.
As we prepare for the coming months, we are thrilled to share some exciting news which has been in development over the past few months.
It is with great pride we announce that Nico van der Meulen Architects has reached 40 years practice in the Architectural Design industry. Through a process of reflection, appreciation, and the establishment of future visions, we embarked on the process of reinvigorating our brand. This move into a new visual identity was prompted by the contemporary nature of our work, and the importance of remaining current in an ever-evolving aesthetic world. This new ‘renovated’ look evolved over the years of practice, and adds a young dynamic voice, adapting and embodying our endeavours to deliver qualitative lifestyle experiences to our trusted and prospective clients.
It is a pleasure to be able to share the renewed and innovative identity with you at the start of this new year, where, as a company, our people and our proficiencies remain, while moving forward with the times. To support us with this endeavour, we shared our visions and passions with the creative partnership at Unknown Design Agency, who collaborated in revitalising and aligning our visual identity to our brand goals.
Our updated brand strategy encapsulates a renewed sense of creativity and excitement in the work being produced by our design team. We have been fortunate to be part of incredible projects over the past year, with several being at early sketch plan and design development stage. Residences Malu, Cottonwood, Helsinki, Bankenveld, Eton Office Park and Luna have all been transformed from Sketch Plans to 3D Design development entering documentation stage, while residences Woodgreen, Oyster Bay and Kitisuru proceed with tender co-ordination. We also look forward to the continuation of projects such as residences Kahb, Bryanston & Riverglen on site, while residences Bayview & Helsinki should commence with construction in the coming months.
Upon closer inspection, the aforementioned projects are all quite varied in their respective architectural requirements, designs, and contextual situations. Several had the benefit of contextual cues and identifiers to influence or support the designs, while others had to introduce a new architecture to an area yet to be developed. Some projects are strictly renovations, while others are inclined to additions and alterations to suit familial needs, with several being new architectural developments.
Many of our ongoing projects, whether in the design phases or on-site during construction, are typical of the architectural design language we embody and appreciate as contemporary architecture and design. Review Nico’s latest article where he identifies the traits specific to contemporary design https://www.nicovdmeulen.com/2023/02/06/the-modern-design/
Be sure to follow our progress, see our new look in the VISI design issue, and on our social media platforms and website.
We are enthusiastic about the developments the coming months have in store for us, and we look forward to continuing our journey with you.
Justin, for and on behalf of Nico, Santa, Werner, Margot, Michael and Chris