BCI Architecture Design is tailor-made to offer our partners optimised solutions, reflecting all in-country and traditional requirements. Our research takes a pragmatic approach to building design, suitability, sustainability and technical challenges. It also extends to cultural expectations, lifestyle, and technology needs so that our buildings are appropriate to the needs of occupants in the long term. Our approach is to take cues from existing building typologies that function well for the day-to-day activities and ceremonial functions of communities to develop a design methodology for the various types of dwellings and non-residential buildings, resulting in functional, attractive, contemporary buildings respectful of place, identity and culture. The BCI model rests upon the principles of simplicity, cost reduction, quick construction, sustainability, security and weather
BCI Interior Design ideology is to assess wants, needs, resources available and living requirements and design functional spaces. We take tailor-made solutions to a next level, implementing CGI techniques to virtually bring your necessities to reality and allow you to feel what you order.
Rapid urbanisation means greater demand for housing, increasing pressure on infrastructure such as roads, water, power and waste management services. Our highly qualified team of urban planners, together with the resources of our university partners, work to ensure that our projects are properly planned and managed. This also creates the opportunity for economic participation, resulting in higher employment and wages, which in turn generate growth in the local economy. By implementing best practices in urban planning, we also produce a positive impact on the environment as well as public health. In this context, our approach to urban planning is predicated on sustainability, affordability, cultural identity, public health, functionality and pragmatism, good aesthetics, flexibility, speed of construction and durability.
BCI designs reliable, renewable energy, clean water and other basic services. This helps build resilient communities, reducing urban footprint and carbon emissions. BCI partners with prominent global consultants to analyse and value the existing infrastructure of development sites and conducts feasibility studies of available solution options. The major components of our sustainable infrastructure strategy are:
• Access to Electricity:
As renewables become increasingly cost-effective, supplying rural communities with affordable and clean energy becomes feasible. For each potential site,
BCI can evaluate implementing cutting-edge solutions, such as ultra- efficient on-site solar PV, biomass and hydro-power technologies.
BCI can assess available options to provide communities with communications technology and a direct link to online markets and numerous services that
could facilitate a more sustainable local economy.
Alternative road materials and construction techniques can lower installation cost. BCI will adopt global “best practices” to optimise access to and from the
community and will also ensure that new roads meet high standards of quality, drainage and durability.
Technical difficulties in finding sufficient water sources and the high cost associated with drilling pose a challenge. BCI has access to a range of cost-efficient,
optimised solutions, such as building or extending water schemes and combining them with proper treatment and sanitisation.
• Stormwater Management:
BCI builds communities that maximise green vegetated space with native and adapted species that naturally reduce runoff and better protect the community
against intense future storms. Wherever possible, our storm water infrastructure captures and stores rainwater for re-use.
BCI communities are constructed and operated using closed-loop principles. This is to minimise waste production during the construction phase and to
maximise recycling efforts. BCI also aims to improve local community awareness toward waste.