is a young, dynamic architectural firm that prides itself with creating beautiful unique spaces specific to each client’s vision. Architectural design should facilitate human activity, while providing a harmonious environment for the cohabitation of the surrounding natural elements. Architecture is a social art which provides a sense of place or being, inspiring people, promoting well-being and offering spaces where a person may be at peace with themselves.
Our team is all about developing design concepts and ideas using technical understanding of the brief at hand. We believe a refined architectural design requires a process of growth and elimination in order to achieve the best possible outcome and exceed our client’s expectations. Creative thinking is what we as a team pride ourselves on together with extensive research of innovative approaches in using new age products and materials.
What we Offer
Arcvisa Studio embraces all forms of architecture with true passion, providing a wide range of integrated design. We offer full or partial architectural services to best suit each client’s requirements.
Full Stage – Professional Architectural Design Process & Services:
- Stage 1. Inception
Initial meet and greet. Receive and report on the client’s requirements regarding: The clients brief; site location and orientation, rights and constraints; budgetary constraints and the need for consultants
- Stage 2: Concept and Viability (Architectural Design & Concept Sketches)
Prepare an initial design and advise on: The intended space provisions and planning relationships; proposed materials and intended building services; the functional characteristics of the design and check to conformity of the concept with the rights to the use of land
- Stage 3: Architectural Design Development
Develop the design by: Confirming the scope and complexity; review the design and consult with local and statutory authorities; develop the designs construction systems, materials and components; incorporate services and the work of the consultants; Review the design and costings with consultants
- Stage 4: Documentation & Procurement
4.1 Prepare documentation needed for local authority / council submission which included: Co-coordinating technical documentation with the relevant consultants; prepare specifications for the works; review the costing and program with the consultants; obtain the clients authority and submit documentation to local authorities for approval
4.2 Complete construction / working drawing documentation and proceed to call for tenders which includes: The client’s authority to prepare documents for the execution of the works; obtain offers for the execution of the works; evaluate offers and recommend the use of a building contract; contract documentation is then prepared and arrangements made for the signing of the building contract.
- Stage 5: Construction
Stages 5 and 6 are optional, and are sometimes excluded from the architectural service provided.
The architectural service provided for this stage comprises of the administration of the building contract and includes: Handing over the site to the appointed contractor; issue a set of construction documentation; monitor sub-contractors design and documentation; monitor works on site according to the design and contract documentation; perform the duties and obligations assigned to the principal agent, as set out in the JBCC building agreements or similar approved contract; issue the certificate of practical completion; assist the client to obtain the occupation certificate from the relevant local authority.
- Stage 6: Close Out
The final stage of this process is the close out of the project, which includes: The preparation of the necessary documentation for the completion and handover of the project; the architect shall issue the certificate related to the contract completion, after the contractor’s obligations regarding the building contract is fulfilled; operating instruction manuals are made available to facilitate a smooth handover and operation of all systems in place; provide the client with as-built drawings and relevant technical and contractual undertakings and guarantees by the contractor and sub-contractors.
Interior Architecture, Interior Design & Space Planning
Although Interior Design is often seen as a separate “specialised” sector of the overall architectural design, we at Arcvisa Studio feel that The Interior finishes, textures and look-and-feel should be developed simultaneously throughout the architectural design process. The architect often creates unique architectural design elements in such a way as to marry the internal environment with the exterior building facades. Interior design forms a large part of our design process at Arcvisa Studio and this is what brings about beautifully integrated design envelopes between our indoor and outdoor spaces.
Architectural 3D Modelling, Photo Realistic 3D Rendering & Perspectives
Photo Realistic 3D modelling & rendering is Arcvisa Studio’s pride and joy. We have dedicated staff members which completed training with international render artists and our imagery speaks for itself. Taking time to perfect realistic design details in each and every render is what helps our clients visualise their dream before construction even begins. The more realistic, the more we feel the space come to life. Pierre, our 3D render & CG director, refines every piece of imagery our firm creates and his specialised skill in modelling and rendering is enhanced and developed on every new project he is involved in. Arcvisa Studio provides 3D modelling & Rendering services to many South African and International Architecture firms, Interior Designers, Development companies and marketing associates.
Interior & Exterior Video Animation
We recently found that clients want to move around in their newly design space, which has not yet been built. Video animation makes this all possible. Arcvisa Studio can build up any scale project from a newly renovated bathroom to an entire square kilometer property development and surroundings. Video animation as well as 360-degree swivel renders allow you to understand and imagine the environment and atmosphere created within your newly designed area. Technology is advancing on a daily basis when it comes to CG video animation and we are always excited to find new creative ways of allowing people to experience a design they investing in.
Arcvisa Studio provides Architectural Design, Interior Design, 3D Modelling & Rendering services to both South African and International clientele
*Residential *Commercial *Industrial *Retail * Urban
Pierre du Toit (Director)
Senior Architectural Designer & 3D / CG Render Artist
Pierre has over 15 years experience in architectural design and 3D modelling. His passion is creating photo realistic renderings of architectural structures and spaces, which is evident in his ability to bring the atmosphere of these spaces to life. Pierre studied architecture at the Academy of Advanced Technology in South Africa, from where he developed his forte for 3D modelling and architectural imagery. He has also completed a number of International 3D training programs from where he developed his expert skill within the modelling and rendering industry.
Tasmin Lee du Toit (Director)
Senior Architectural Designer & Interior Designer
With over 8 years experience in the Architecture field, Tasmin realised the need in the industry for an innovative fresh approach with quick turnaround times and an understanding of the client’s vision. Her passion for architecture, interior design and urban design is evident in her work and this was the inspiration which led to the creation of Arcvisa Studio. Architecture is more than just a habitable space required for specific functions, it should encompass the way we feel and consider the holistic approach to life.