LEADERS INArchitectural design
SINCE JUNE 2001
The practice evolved through the definitive ideals that the partners believe in.
TERRA – symbolic of earth, and ETHER –symbolic of spirit, reflected a means of expressing a philosophy and vision of the type of architecture and practice that we represent. Architecture dwells and manifests itself between the two elements, TERRA and ETHER: literally the Earth and the Sky; and should encompass the qualities that are inherent in both elements.
T E R R A E T H E R A R C H I T E C T S, began operating in March 2000 as Zungu Jawoodeen Architects and re-launched as Terra Ether Architects on the 1st of June 2001.
The practice evolved through the definitive ideals that the partners believe in: TERRA – symbolic of Earth, and ETHER – symbolic of spirit, reflected a means of expressing a philosophy and vision of the type of architecture and practice that we represent.
TERRA ETHER have since inception been fortunate in being provided with the opportunities for engagement with a diverse range of projects and clientele. Our body of work includes large commercial projects, medical centres, social and luxury housing, hospitals, community facilities, schools, landscape architecture and sports and recreational facilities.
All of these projects bear testimony to our uncompromising commitment to the creation of an architecture that:
· is sensitive to its context and environment and to the diverse requirements and aspirations of the client and user.
· interprets human needs and promotes human virtues.
· is enduring, innovative and has imaginative spirit and creativeness within an industry that is often characterized by ‘the clutter of second-hand allusion’ and the imitation of style that lacks appropriateness and meaning.
· is functional art; architecture that is borne out of the complex and dynamic merging of pragmatism, functionality, meaning, aesthetic and appropriateness.
· is unique for every single unique client that we have.
We aim to offer a service that:
· imbues the fine skill of innovative architectural design.
· pays meticulous attention to detail required in running projects of a complex nature.
· is efficient and technologically progressive.
· offers the highest level of personalized service.
· adds value to a project.
· will deliver more than what is required of us.
· is in pursuit of excellence
· endeavours to attain skills that will assure us a position among the leaders within the architectural fraternity.