A BIT ABOUT US
Welcome to Our Firm
Leon Viviers Viviers established the practice LV Concept & Design in 2017 and has focused predominantly on the residential market, striving to create unique and exclusive designs for his clients that achieve a harmonious union between client, site and environment. Mr. L Viviers also served as one of the architectural technologist for a well-established Architectural firm for the last 12 years in Witbank-Emalahleni, Mpumalanga
Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. L Viviers gained a wealth of experience in the residential, commercial and industrial architectural fields from working with various senior architects for these 12 years, working on projects as diverse as the smallest residential house alterations to multi-story office buildings.
Mr. P. C Duvenage also served as one of the senior architects for an well-established Architectural firm for the last 15 years in Witbank-Emalahleni, Mpumalanga and is Registerd with South African Institute of Architects (SAIA)for the last 43 years.
We are constantly exploring sustainability in design.
With the increasing loads on natural resources and concern for the environment, there is a definite need for a stronger migration towards sustainable or green architecture – the more awareness there is of this need, the more accessible and affordable these technologies will become and as a result we are always looking for and researching alternative building methods and products.
A successful building should embody a sense of its purpose, place and tectonics. We should accept that the process whereby it is conceived and realized is complex. A work of architecture gives expression to the life for which it is intended: not only must it competently satisfy the requirements of the program, but its form should resonate with the diverse activities it contains within a specific context. Similarly, we conceive of architecture as a natural extension of its environs and recognize its responsibility to contribute enduringly to the community by considering town and streetscape character.
Our architecture seeks an emotional response from its recipients while forming an inextricable link with its physical location, social and historical context. Space takes on a much wider meaning as we become critically aware of the influence of context and the significance of the historical morphology on form-giving and vice versa through the discipline of conservation of the built environment. It is through an analytical exploration of the built environment, with its unique capacity to connect concept with matter by giving expression to the multiplicity of ideas and attitudes within a society, why we seek to understand architectural form as a manifestation of cultural activity and values. We therefore search for the most appropriate solution in the context of each particular place in time, responding meaningfully to the present, while preserving continuity with significant contributions of the past.
The architectural practitioner and the client mutually engage in a process of exploring the values and choices that will evolve into the final form of the building. An architectural program lists quantitative requirements, which could often miss qualitative issues. Through dialogue, we draw out these subtleties and address the intricate concerns of a building’s character, presence and symbolism. For every project, an appreciation of the site and region’s landscape, climate and heritage deepens and enrich our design and construction process. These observations generate the development of new spatial ideas which aim to affect a transformation of the existing condition and offer a new potential to it. Through the evolution of seemingly modest conditions, something meaningful is added to the here and now.
“For it is not metres, but a metre-making argument, that makes a poem – a thought so passionate and alive, that like the spirit of a plant or an animal, it has an architecture of its own, and adorns nature with a new thing.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844