Respond to the specific program of needs and uses with an open minded approach that helps to define first 'what' to do, then decide 'how' to do it. Present 'simple' plans respecting human needs, senses and comforts and particularity respecting old/new combinations. Appreciate tradition, historical models, popular culture, climate, daylight and environmental issues.
Demonstrate how off-the-shelf component parts, standard industrial systems, and composite structure can be carefully selected, modified, combined and controlled to meet the particular building and occupant needs.
Integrated materials and technology in the design appropriate to the owners' aspirations regarding long life, serviceability and operation cost constraints.
Aim to consolidated urban fabric and form to better utilize the land and municipal service, effective public transportation networks and mixed land-use policies and successes.
Aim to develop site-specific 'simple' design that maximizes the potential of site and that respects its context, existing rights, urban fabric, and existing structure.
Aim to develop the site so that it promotes a healthier and better environment for the public than the one one previous.
KMS Architects (PTY) Ltd implements sustainable design strategies to reduce client's operating costs and as a part of its commitment to the environment and social responsibility. The process of identifying Green strategies early in the design process and working in tandem with owners and contractors helps deliver a successful product.