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FIFTY8 TWELVE DESIGN, founded by Mias de Vries, is a leading architectural design studio, based in Cape Town, South Africa. 

Mias’s training in architecture and property development, together with his experience in various architectural building types has given him the foundational knowledge to transform spaces into distinguished liveable pieces of art. This, paired with both an innovative and dedicated approach to the design, documentation and execution of projects, FIFTY8 TWELVE DESIGN is well positioned to offer expert services to the corporate, institutional, commercial and residential marketplace. 

The practice not only pushes boundaries in design, construction and sustainability, but also in maximising the value the client can achieve by analyzing the design possibilities and rules inherent to the site and space.

The design studio pursues a sophisticated experiential architectural language where the building and spaces within are designed and shaped by artistically organising the key elements that make up a building, these being:

movement,

event &

service spaces. 

FIFTY8 TWELVE DESIGN also uses the most current 3D computer technology in its design process, both to understand the design and to communicate the design to clients.

The results are exemplary, timeless & unique projects,

which strive to make our interiors, buildings & cities liveable and enjoyable again,

and ultimately develop towards a better constructed future.

 

 
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Mission

+ push the boundaries in design, construction and sustainability continuously

+ deliver exemplary buildings that provide real quality of life and long-term investment quality for the owners and users

+ contribute to a better future in better interiors, buildings and cities by thinking long-term

+ Build towards a responsible future, by using resources carefully and to their best advantage

+ providing a rich and engaging learning environment for all people who engage with us

 

 
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Vision

To rebuild the deserted ruins of cities & raise up the foundations of many generations. To be known as a mender of broken walls and a restorer of homes & streets to dwell in.

To transform spaces into distinguished liveable pieces of art to private owners, local and global companies, and for private and listed property developers and funds by continuously searching for innovative ways of finding opportunity in every project.

To design and envisage exemplary, timeless & unique projects, which strive to make our interiors, buildings & cities liveable and enjoyable again, and ultimately develop towards a sustainable and beautiful constructed future.