Conceptual design, also called Preliminary Design, Initial Consultation and Design, or Building Program & Site Analysis, is of great importance in the overall design process since design conception highly influences the architectural requirements.
If you’re looking to construct a building, whether it be a residential, hospitality or for any other purpose, this is where you would have to start.
This is where we analyze the building site and gather information from everything that you’ve provided about your design ideas, budget, and housing needs to develop a detailed “program,” which is a written statement of your needs and design goals. Putting it all together, we come up with key concepts and rough sketches showing the size, general layout, the appearance of the building and how it fits into the building site. We communicate clearly with you about what you think is important in the design. You save time and money because we try to understand your needs and work closely with you. In other words, we try to see through your eyes and interpret your desires into technical phrases and drawings.
Designing the exterior of your home, your retail shop or any other building can be a complex process of color selections, materials, matching shapes and lines— it is not a job for rookie designers.
Have you ever wondered what makes a home exterior visually appealing? What would cause passers-by to stop and think ‘Hey, that’s a gorgeous house!’? It’s not as simple as going for a new house color. Your exterior makeover will be complicated, requiring new colors and materials as well as you having to work with shapes, lines and landscaping.
So yes, those jaw-dropping homes have followed some key design principles. Every design, interior or exterior, needs to follow some simple “rules” of design for the final outcome to be visually appealing.
Landscaping your home is much more than just plunking a tree in your front yard. Most often it is well-placed plants that add that wow appeal to a home, making it stand out in the neighborhood.
Another important aspect of landscaping is lighting. Don’t let your home fade into darkness. Proper lighting is very important for home safety and nighttime appeal. Aside from the obvious light fixtures on your doorways and garage doors, other outdoor lights should be placed around your home.
It is difficult to know which plants to choose for your landscape or how to light up the surrounding area, so give us a call for expert advice.
After the general concept of the design is ready, we will visualize the design in 3D and render out a number of images for you.
Every designer must know how to explain design ideas to clients accurately and clearly, because some clients might not even know exactly what they want. However this task can be very challenging since you can’t always explain complex design ideas verbally. Also, if the project is really challenging, you have to control the implementation procedure, so that the whole thing goes according to the plan.
Architectural Rendering Services can serve as a preview of the design or can be useful if you need to show precisely what your project will look like based on a final design incorporating selected materials and precise landscaping.
Our rendering techniques vary to best fit your project, the stage of your development, and your timeline and budget.
DETAILED DRAWINGS PRODUCTION
Before you start building, you need a complete set of plans with adequate implementation detail.
These are detailed drawings or shop drawing (blueprints) and written specifications or “specs” that should be detailed enough to get apples-to-apples bids from the contractors, who will produce essentially the same building. Detailed drawings are also needed to obtain a building permit. Some plans and specs are very precise and highly detailed, which means that we have thought through nearly every little issue the contractor will face.