Johannesburg GMB Architects South Af
Johannesburg GMB Architects South Af

Johannesburg GMB Architects South Africa, South Africa Johannesburg Residential architects

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Johannesburg GMB Architects South Af
Johannesburg GMB Architects South Af

Johannesburg GMB Architects South Africa, South Africa Johannesburg Residential architects

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Johannesburg GMB Architects South Af
Johannesburg GMB Architects South Af

Johannesburg GMB Architects South Africa, South Africa Johannesburg Residential architects

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Johannesburg GMB Architects South Africa, South Africa Johannesburg commercial architects

We are a small ‘hands on’ practice with a professional and business attitude towards the provision of architectural services.

 

- Glen Brydges -

Structural Mastermind Interview

What is your firm’s design philosophy? 

That architecture is the final answer to questions being asked by the environment, as well as the demands of the end users of a building. Buildings are functional works of art that can enhance both the visual environment and lifestyle quality of the inhabitants.

What sets your firm apart from others in the industry? 

As an experienced architectural firm, GMB Architects is dedicated to innovation in design that has been molded by our extensive involvement in both residential and commercial sectors over the years. 

What are some of the most desirable design elements for homes in South Africa now? 

There is definitely a trend towards more spacious architecture in terms of internal walls and exterior glazing. Fortunately, with the introduction of the new SANS 10400 regulations, it is being done in a climatically responsible manner.

What is your stance on the future of eco-friendly building and design in South Africa? 

There is currently a big emphasis on sustainability of buildings as well as an awareness of our limited resources and the demands that buildings place on them. Water storage and photovoltaic panels are becoming the norm as opposed to the exception.

What are your current design inspirations?

My approach to design has always been to allow it to develop as per the requirements of the site and the client’s brief. To never try to force a design in a particular direction but rather to approach it as a puzzle that needs to be solved. Finding the best possible configuration of spaces is what creates successful architecture.

When designing, what do you like to keep in mind regarding the project as a whole?

It is important to always keep the end user of the building in mind.

Everyone is different and having a professional design a space around your exact requirements, as opposed to adapting to an existing space, is one of the primary benefits of building a new building. I see the role of the architect as being the conduit that manifests a client’s vision, whether they can see it or not, into a functional building that, through creativity, leaves a positive contribution to the built environment.

Glen Brydges

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