Apartments Have Similar Design Requirements
Creating a home that acts as a sanctuary from the outside world, and from the stresses that come with modern residential living, may require a little expert help.
Your home should be a welcoming space where you can feel confident and comfortable with entertaining if you’re so inclined, or just to relax with your friends and family. The style, design and architecture should be a reflection of you, and you should be proud to call it home.
Another important aspect of your home’s architectural style is that it should complement, play off and take advantage of the surrounding landscape. This could be as simple as determining if the building site is on sloped ground and build accordingly, or considering the design a bit more in depth while keeping any possible natural landmarks in mind. Not only will these factors affect the overall design, it will affect the local council’s assessment of the proposal as well.
An example of taking the surrounding landscape into consideration is the Castlecrag house. The points of interest for this home were a national park and the harbour. With this in mind, showcasing the views was one of the most important factors in designing this home. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and walls were definitely called for as this made the most sense to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings. By being incorporated into the design, the owners and their guests could have uninterrupted views of the lush surrounding exterior.
The great thing about this specific example is that even though the home was built in 1972, its owners are still enjoying its clean lines and open spaces today. This is a great example of a home having a timeless style and design. It was modern and contemporary in the 1970s, and it still is today.
Home design is definitely a collaborative effort between the homeowner and the architect. Professional architects will have experience, skills and knowledge spurring them on, but they will also be open to innovation and unique ideas from their clients. This makes for a dynamic and flexible partnership catering to the needs and requirements of the client.
Porebski Architects also offers a comprehensive solution in that they are there every step of the way from concept to completed project. In addition, the firm works closely with building and design professionals to ensure that their client’s vision is realised.
Beautiful architecture is not just limited to houses though. It may seem like the exterior landscape does not have a role to play in the overall design and style in apartment blocks, but it definitely does. In fact, high-rise apartments can offer breath-taking, and sometimes panoramic, views of the surrounding area, which could determine the design of the space.
If it’s a new apartment block that’s being built, the same care with regard to having the style complement the exterior environment needs to be applied.
Even though the most basic requirement for a house to keep you safe and dry from the elements, your home does become an extension of you and because of this, you would want to put your style into the design.
This is why open communication with your architect is key. When designing any space in your home, you need to determine what it will be used for. For example, do you require a formal dining area for entertaining guests, or were you hoping for a more relaxed feel? Not only will your requirements dictate the design, it will also determine the type of finishes the interior of the home will need. Even though this will fall to the interior design specialist, the architecture of your home will be the first manifestation of these requirements.
It may seem a bit daunting as if you’re in the market to design and build a house, you’ll probably be there for a long time. You need to ensure that it reflects you, and your family, as well as complement the surrounding area. Porebski Architects is well aware of this and make sure they hit the nail on the head, so to speak, with all of their architectural projects. This must be why, decades down the line, their clients are still happy to call their house a home.