WELCOME TO EARTHSWITCH

SWITCH. GREEN. LIVE.

At EarthSwitch Architects creativity is our passion, delivering architecture that is responsive and sustainable within its environment.

EARTHSWITCH FEATURED

EarthSwitch Architects has been honored with recent placements in the luxurious Lowveld Living magazine, as well as an article on the vibey Big City Life website. Links below.

SERVICES

THE FULL SPECTRUM OF THE ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES ARE OFFERED WITH A KEY FOCUS ON SUSTAINABILITY.

 

Architectural services offered according to South African Council of the Architectural Profession.

 

Workstage 1: Inception

Workstage 2: Design Concept and Viability

Workstage 3: Design Development

Workstage 4: Documentation and Procurement

   4.1: Prepare documentation for local authority submission

   4.1: Complete Construction Documentation - Call for tenders

Workstage 5: Construction

Workstage 6: Close-Out

HOW WE WORK

Earth:Switch Architects is an established architectural practice based in Nelspruit. The architectural practice's application of current environmental sustainable building standards (SANS 10400-XA), sustainable design principles and the use of sustainable earth materials to create new architectural designs that is current with global architectural trends, is a distinguishing factor of the practice.

 

FEE STRUCTURES

Fees as prescribed by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (www.sacapsa.com)

 

AWARDS

  • Design
  • Consultation
  • Council Drawings
  • Presentation

 

AWARDS

ABOUT EARTHSWITCH

At EarthSwitch Architects creativity is our passion, delivering architecture that is responsive and sustainable within its environment. EarthSwitch Architects is an established architectural practice based in Nelspruit, consisting of a dynamic young team of professional architects. The full spectrum of the architectural services are offered with key focus on sustainable design.

 

The practice is dedicated to applying energy efficient building solutions (SANS 10400 & SANS 204) and “green" building principles such as passive and bio-climatic design to adapt a building to its natural energy efficiency potential. EarthSwitch makes use of new and alternative building techniques and materials while maintaining contemporary design principles. We encourage the use of recycled materials as well as materials with a low environmental impact, thereby reducing life cycle costs.

KLIPPIE DU TOIT (MIArch)

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

Member of SAIA / SACAP / MPIA

 

  • Studied at Tshwane University of Technology. Degree: Magister Technologiae; Architecture (Professional) (M-Tech Architecture)
  • 8 years experience
  • 6 Months Practical Training at Jean-Francois Adam Architect, Mauritius.
  • 4.5 years working as a Residential Architectural Technologist, Pretoria.
  • 1 year Experience as a Candidate Architect at Theunnissen Jankowitz Architects, Nelspruit.
  • 3 years as Principal Architect and owner at EarthSwitch Architects.

 

AWARDS

 

  • 1st Prize Regional Award - Corobrik Architectural Student of the year finalist 2010 for the thesis titled An Interpretation Centre at Tswaing Crater.
  • 2nd Prize In The competition for a Model Community Library, Initiated by the department of Arts & Culture
  • MPIA Award Architecture | Green Verandah 2015

 

CONTACT US

M | +27 71 359 3425

E | USE FORM SUPPLIED

A | 23 NWANETSI CRESCENT,  THE REST NATURE ESTATE, SONHEUWEL X8, MBOMBELA

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