ABOUT US

Kanaan is an architectural design company focused on creating sustainable buildings that optimize environmental performance and the cost‐impact of building.

Kanaan was formed for the purpose of creating and facilitating sustainable urban environments, which respect the natural environment.

Our aim is to design built environments which enable emerging conditions, by addressing the city of the past, while building the city of the future.

Our architecture aims to respond to the changing needs of society and contribute to creating spatially‐just cities.

Our mandate is to contribute to accelerating the development of new energy‐efficient buildings and to introduce adaptive re‐use strategies to old buildings, for the provision of sustainable and affordable accommodation close to economic opportunities and educational hubs.

WHAT WE DO

Kanaan

ARCHITECTURE

From inception to occupation, we conceptualize and oversee the architectural design of buildings of all scales and types, ranging from: residential, commercial, retail, to institutional.

INCEPTION

CONCEPT & VIABILITY

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

DOCUMENTATION & PROCUREMENT

CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION

CLOSE-OUT

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SUSTAINABILITY

Using data to inform and validate design from the beginning, we apply design-based computer modelling

to determine suitable passive systems, primarily to optimize thermal comfort.

PERFOMANCE-BASED DESIGN

PASSIVE SYSTEMS

THERMAL COMFORT OPTIMIZATION

Kanaan considers the structure and the processes of each building to ensure that they are environmentally responsible and resource‐efficient throughout a building’s life‐cycle, from:

Planning

Design

Construction

Operation

Maintenance

Renovation to

Demolition

Kanaan considers 4 design factors:

Function

Perfomance

Form

Aesthetics

Kanaan’s mission is to achieve the triple bottom line of ‘people, planet and profit’, by designing buildings, not only for a profit, but also for the health, safety and productivity of occupants, environmental sustainability, and cost-effectiveness of each building that we design, keeping in mind future generations.

people

PEOPLE

planet

PLANET

profit

PROFIT

“The one constant in life is change, so something as permanent as a building – a platform for living, learning and exchange – has layers which should be added or removed as the city (and its people) evolve and therefore needs to be inherently adaptable and respectful to the natural environment.”

Katlego Mothapo, Founder & Director

AFFILIATES

GET IN TOUCH

CAREERS

Interested in joining team Kanaan?

Email your CV and portfolio to:

careers@kanaan.archi

VISIT US

1 Mark Shuttleworth Street, Lynnwood, Pretoria, 0087

MAIL US

info@kanaan.archi

CALL US

082 703 6495

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Kanaan (Hebrew: noun \’kăy^nin’\) meaning: Promised Land. Land flowing with milk and honey.