NEWSLETTER

The Essence of Collaboration
NEWSLETTER
The Essence of Collaboration
The Essence of Collaboration
The Essence of Collaboration

The essence of collaboration lies at the heart of our design philosophy at Nico van der Meulen Architects and M Square Lifestyle Design and Necessities.

We believe in partnering with like-minded consultants who share our commitment to quality. Our approach prioritizes cultivating relationships with preferred professionals, consultants, suppliers, and specialist contractors whose experience, passion for design excellence, and values associate closely with our own.

NKU Residence

By fostering relationships with such partners, we strive to ensure every aspect of our projects, from conception to completion, adheres to the highest standards of quality and innovation. Our collective ethos aligns seamlessly with our design vision and extends beyond our studio, enriching our creative process and delivering unparalleled results for our clients.

In practical terms, our shared journey spans various stages of project development. From design to documentation, alongside our interior designers, we engage in close consultation & collaboration with project and construction management consultants & quantity surveyors, forming the foundation of our collective approach to projects. This group of consultants & specialists forms the foundation of our collective approach to projects. Furthermore, this process includes considerations about interior architecture and its incorporation through interior architecture, design refinement, art Integration, distinctive lighting, and smart home technology solutions, landscaping considerations, and HVAC system optimization.

Amid the documentation phases, professionals such as structural, Mechanical and electrical engineers are appointed for technical resolution, council submission and the tender procurement phase. During procurement with residential developers and contractors, we consolidate tenders for specialist windows and doors, custom glass applications and high quality elevators. M Square Lifestyle Design (MSLD) consults with ceiling specialists, interior blind and screen suppliers and interrogates finishing options such as seamless resin flooring or large format tiling options for walls and floors to enhance the interior design of our clients’ homes. These comprehensive projects at times necessitate further liaising with personalised electrical consultants and finalising the coordination of information between consultants during the course of construction in order to bring conceptual and design ideas into reality.

Our commitment to excellence and quality extends to the selection of industry-leading manufacturers and suppliers, ensuring the finest materials and craftsmanship is destined for your home. We foster partnerships with esteemed international brands such as Porro and DOCA renowned for their bespoke furnishing solutions and dedication to refinement.

Victoria Residence
Mooikloof Heights

Looking ahead, we are excited to embark on new ventures, including a groundbreaking partnership in the USA and innovative projects like Afro-Futurist cruise ships on East Africa’s freshwater lakes and celebrate the art of simple luxuries with Damadicuori.

With our dedicated team, we continue to push the boundaries of architectural design, creating bespoke environments that seamlessly integrate functionality, aesthetics, and authenticity, reaffirming our commitment to collaborative excellence.