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LET US DESIGN THE HOME THAT DEFINES YOU
We are an award winning, internationally renowned architect firm that specializes in high-end designs
We are an award winning, internationally renowned architect firm that specializes in high-end designs
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NICO VAN DER MEULEN ARCHITECTS

NICO VAN DER MEULEN ARCHITECTS

Nico van der Meulen Architects, situated in Johannesburg, South Africa was established in 1984 by Nico van der Meulen and his wife Santa.

The architectural practice focuses on designing innovative, luxurious homes, both contemporary and traditional, tailored to the tastes and needs of their clients. The company remains at the forefront of design by exploring new forms, pushing the boundaries, and evolving with technology without compromising on the authenticity of the design, aesthetics, materials, and originality.

Nico van der Meulen Architects has designed more than 4000 buildings during the past 40 years, many of which have received international acclaim, some as far afield as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Portugal, Australia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Canada, and many African countries.

The firm is known for designing many of South Africa’s most beautiful homes.

Nico van der Meulen Architects, situated in Johannesburg, South Africa was established in 1984 by Nico van der Meulen and his wife Santa.

The architectural practice focuses on designing innovative, luxurious homes, both contemporary and traditional, tailored to the tastes and needs of their clients. The company remains at the forefront of design by exploring new forms, pushing the boundaries, and evolving with technology without compromising on the authenticity of the design, aesthetics, materials, and originality.

Nico van der Meulen Architects has designed more than 4000 buildings during the past 40 years, many of which have received international acclaim, some as far afield as the United States of America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus, Portugal, Australia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Canada, and many African countries.

The firm is known for designing many of South Africa’s most beautiful homes.

As an architectural practice that is well renowned internationally, Nico van der Meulen Architects supplies creative solutions that are customised to suit each client’s personal requirements. Through working closely with all its clients to ensure optimal satisfaction, the Architect Firm has accomplished astounding success in the design of upmarket residential homes. The company’s innovative architectural vision is evident in its ability to continuously produce outstanding architecture that is personalized in accordance with the homeowners’ lifestyle requirements.

Our work has been featured in hundreds of magazines, hardcover books, and thousands of websites all over the world. Nico has been interviewed on radio and television on numerous occasions and his designs have been featured in television programmes both locally and abroad.

our SERVICES AND EXPERTISE:

  • Contemporary Architecture
  • Lodges and Commercial Architecture
  • Additions and Alterations
  • Multi-Residential Architecture
  • Traditional Architecture

Nico van der Meulen Architects, together with M Square Lifestyle Design and M Square Lifestyle Necessities, provides a complete design experience: architecture, interior design, and interior décor, fusing together to create stunning spaces where all the parts form the perfect whole. For the client’s convenience, Nico van der Meulen Architects recommends project managers to handle the monthly payments and other administration during the construction phase.

our SERVICES AND EXPERTISE:

  • Contemporary Architecture
  • Lodges and Commercial Architecture
  • Additions and Alterations
  • Multi-Residential Architecture
  • Traditional Architecture

Nico van der Meulen Architects, together with M Square Lifestyle Design and M Square Lifestyle Necessities, provides a complete design experience: architecture, interior design, and interior décor, fusing together to create stunning spaces where all the parts form the perfect whole. For the client’s convenience, Nico van der Meulen Architects recommends project managers to handle the monthly payments and other administration during the construction phase.

Latest Projects

LATEST PROJECTS

SANDTON RESIDENCE
This new 1400 sq.m. 3 storey residence located on a fairly sloped 4100 sq.m. site overlooks Johannesburg East.  The design was conceptualised as stacked and intersecting perforated ‘boxes’, which rest on top of each other and intersecting monolithic concrete clad walls.
VICTORIA RESIDENCE

Victoria residence is set in the Waterfall Country Estate, on a site overlooking the waterfall and a lush wetland. The Residence stretches the width of the constrained site to maximize on becoming a receptacle for the views and expanse of nature to the north.

MOOIKLOOF HEIGHTS

East of Tswane in Gauteng is the spectacular Mooikloof Heights home which is situated on a north sloping 15000sq.m. site. The home is approached from the north where it is completely transparent, but as the driveway curves around it becomes a collection of stacked, rusted boxes without any openings.

KLOOF ROAD HOUSE

The client’s brief called for a family-orientated home that makes provision for entertainment and views of the outdoors. This resulted in a 1100m² sculptural piece of architecture that is an extreme transformation from the previously modest single storey.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US
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OWNER OF MOOIKLOOF HEIGHTS

We followed Nico van der Meulen Architects for a while and loved their work and when the time came for us to build our dream home, there was no better architect to execute our vision than this family. Working with the NVDM team has been an absolute delight. Over the past few years, the level of attentiveness and support we received from every member of the NVDM and M Square team has not changed from the start. The commitment and passion of every member of this team are unmatched making one feel like their only client…  This level of dedication and communication really made us feel valued because often professionals have their vision and find it hard to incorporate what the clients have envisioned also. This was never an issue with us and the NVDM team as we would always look forward to each meeting. Looking back now after having completed the project, with a few challenges along the way, we are grateful we had the NVDM team with us all the way. If we are to build a masterpiece again, we would appoint NVDM Architects to manage the new project.

From the very first day we met with Nico, he was pleasant and always has a way of making people feel comfortable around him with his sense of humor and interesting lessons learned in running such a successful business for so many years. We discussed what we wanted, and he articulated it so well on the plan that we were convinced that we have chosen the best team. The design of the plan took roughly a year to complete and every fortnight, Mr. Nico VD Meulen and /or his son Werner would always be there to meet with us to discuss our ever-evolving design. This level of dedication and communication really made us feel valued because often professionals have their vision and find it hard to incorporate what the clients have envisioned also. This was never an issue with us and the NVDM team as we would always look forward to each meeting.

Looking back now after having completed the project, with a few challenges along the way, we are grateful we had the NVDM team with us all the way. If we are to build a masterpiece again, we would appoint Nico van der Meulen Architects to manage the new project.

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OWNER OF HOUSE ABO

“Thinking back to when we first decided to renovate our home in Louis Trichardt, we had the daunting aspect of finding the right architects who understood our needs and requirements, and who offered superior service, as well as after service.
We were lucky to find your company. We love what you made of our home and it turned out to be much more than we expected. You and Werner made it look so easy. Thank you for standing by us and making it a good experience for our whole family. We plan to live in this home for many years to come, but should we ever need to build or renovate another home, we will certainly be back.”

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OWNER OF HOUSE SAR

“We cannot praise Nico van der Meulen Architects enough. They are a truly professional team that was dedicated, competent and experienced. They anticipated our needs at every step of a memorable project. We enjoyed the whole experience and would highly recommend them.”

FAQ's

What are your fees?

We offer three levels of service:

1 Purchase existing plans: An existing plan if it suits the brief/ site R360 per sq.m. No variations to the design or plans.

2 Custom floor plan design and 3D design only R630 per sq.m. (Excluding: working drawings, specifications/standard details, council submission, tender and appointment of a Contractor. Additional meetings will attract a charge. We do not accept any responsibility for the quality of working drawings completed by a third party.

3 Full service R1080 per sq.m. (Including design to working drawings, specifications, and documents, council approval, going out to tender, and appointment of a Contractor).

We do not do project administration – Stages 5 and 6 of the SACAP (South African Council for the Architectural Profession)

In all instances meetings held after the appointment of the Main Contractor with Sub-Contractors, as well as site meetings, are charged for at rates as per SACAP. Nico van der Meulen Architects attend site meetings to resolve any design-related issues and general assistance to the Project Manager. The Project Manager is responsible to ensure that the quality of work is of an acceptable standard and that the specifications are adhered to.

What areas are the fees based on?

The fees are based on the area under roof. We include items such as driveways, screen walls, fire-pits, etc. at no charge.

Are the fees shown per hour spent?

No, it is based on the area of the final plan. At each stage, we show you the size of the building at that particular point.

For the sketch fee, are we supplied with a copy of the layouts?

Yes, we will usually set up a meeting to walk through the design with you and explain the design in detail.

Does the sketch include interior spaces?

We show furniture in position to indicate the size of the rooms to scale.

What other costs do we need to budget for?

  • You may need a Land Surveyor to survey the land and, if necessary, put back the corner pegs.
  • The Structural Engineer may require a geological survey to establish the loadbearing capacity of the ground.
  • In the case of dolomite areas, it may be necessary to have test holes drilled.
  • For large houses, we recommend the use of an Electrical Engineer, especially if you want solar or home automation.
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