Introduction

BUILDING DESIGN GROUP is an independent Swaziland based consultancy firm offering services in Architecture, Urban Planning, Interior and Graphic Design.

The firm was formed in 1982 and has a professional staff of architects, urban and regional planners and designers as well as a long term association with external consultants of different expertise. BDG is registered in Swaziland as a limited company and is member of the Swaziland Association of Architects, Engineers & Surveyors. The firm also has an office in Maputo, Mozambique, under the name INDECO - INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS LDA and is registered with the Ministry of Construction and Water (MCA) and various Local Authorities.

BUILDING DESIGN GROUP has the capability and experience to offer professional services in a broad sector of the built environment as indicated above. Our work is founded on the timeless architectural principles of functionality, durability, comfort, appropriateness and beauty. Where possible the use of local materials and skills is optimised. In the wider sphere of urban and regional planning, respect for and reconcilation of the, sometimes conflicting, interests of the local community as well as the environment are paramount. All design work is carried out locally but the practice has access to additional back-up facilities and the expertise through associate offices in Maputo and Durban.

 

Architectural Services

The firm offers the complete range of professional services for all building types:

- Tourism and Recreational Facilities

- Shopping Centres

- Housing and Private Residences

- Institutional Buildings

- Health Facilities

- Education Facilities

- Industrial Buildings

- Office Developments

 

Urban Planning Services

- Consulting to Local and National Authorities on matters pertaining to physical planning

- Development plans for urban and peri-urban areas, Town Planning Schemes, Structure Plans

- Residential and Industrial estates

- Resort Planning

- Urban design proposals

- Re-zoning Applications

- Location studies for commercial and industrial development

 

A detailed list of Projects by Sector is available on this website (refer to "Our Work").

 

Design and Construction Services

Complete one-stop service comprising design, project management and construction for
selected projects of unusual or experimental design.

 

Interior Design

- Interior concepts for commercial, corporate and institutional environments

- Home and office layouts

- Material and colour recommendations

- Furniture

- Lighting

 

Graphic Design Services

Complete service comprising design, layout and printing & publishing of all graphic design components:

- Corporate Identities

- Logo Design

- Illustration

- Business Cards & Letterheads

- Newsletters, Reports & Booklets

- Product Labels

- Promotional Items (Advertisements, Billboards, Posters, Calendars, Brochures, Flyers, Stickers, etc)

The firm is also specialised in producing full colour computer generated architectural renderings and associated visualisation for presentation documents, signs and billboards.

 

Design Capability

Computer-aided design facilities provide for highly accurate and fast production of drawings and quick response to changing clients requirements and drawing update demands. The CAD capability of the office consists of nine networked Archicad workstations with full-colour plotting facilities up to A0 size. The office also has digitising equipment for the capturing of cadastral, topographical and other visually presented information and has special capability and experience in 3-D computer modelling, visualisation and animation.