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We are confident in offering solutions that are appropriate to the development intention, and innovative to ensure development optimization and the best possible project outcome.
Landscape architecture is the art and science of composing various contextual elements within the Landscape into a cohesive and sustainable solution. It is the making of places for human experience that incorporate the various layers and natural systems within the landscape. Hortcouture strives to achieve successful outcomes through the embodiment of science intertwined with the mastery of art. This quantitative approach with qualitative purpose sets our design philosophy apart. We have passionately been defining exterior spaces and places for the past 18 years on a variety of projects being residential, commercial, industrial and hospitality. Each commission is seen as an individual organism and approached on the appropriate merits of context, needs, and end user experience. We want our designs to tell a story which actively engages its surroundings and people to collectively create sense of place. Our profession as Landscape architects
is to create the landscape around us. We plan, design and manage open spaces including both natural and built environments. We work to provide innovative and aesthetically pleasing environments for people to enjoy, while ensuring that changes to the natural environment are appropriate, sensitive and sustainable. We are a small sized consulting company, offering holistic solutions in the disciplines of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning & Consulting for the past 20 years. We undertake a variety of specialized projects in the Residential, Commercial, Institutional and Industrial spheres, and have competency in all aspects of Landscape Architecture, and Environmental planning and consulting. We collaborate closely with landscape contractors, as well as other professionals, especially architects, town planners, environmentalists and people working in surveying and engineering functions.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTUAL SERVICES
including spatial assessment and full tailored landscape design package solutions for private, commercial, industrial, hospitality and institutional clients.
including urban planning, urban open space, land-use assessment and planning.
ENVIROMENTAL PLANNING AND CONSULTING
including Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Public Participation Processes (PPP), Environmental Management Programme (EMPr), Feasibility Studies, etc.
Hortcouture strongly believes in the advancement of the Landscape Architectural profession through internship and learnership programs. We further believe in the value that can be gained by both students and our team from the young talented design minds out there. Hortcouture prides itself in being one of the few practices to offer internships to both local and international students, and as such is part of our social responsibility and further education program. Interns are required to work in our office, with
our team on current projects. The work includes both design and environmental projects, as well as all the relevant steps and aspects of successful project completion. Students are offered first-hand experience of real time project development, as well as the opportunity to develop their own personal skills. Hortcouture ensures that all educational requirements of the various institutions, as well as the personal goals of the students are met during the internship.