Category Archives: Principles of Architecture

Wooden house with solar panels

The ecological house

The successful design of a house not only requires aesthetics and comfort, but also the implementation of environmentally friendly practices and the achievement of energy savings. Through the use of natural materials such as wood, the use of green technologies or the implementation of clean building methods, ecology is at the heart of the modern house and is a part of a global reflection, often accompanied by economies of material and financial means. Continue reading

Desk of an architect with architectural plans

The architect’s expertise

The architect is a professional graduate from long studies combining the theoretical knowledge, the aesthetic and creative sensibility and the technical know-how necessary for any architectural project and its implementation. He works closely with his client to define the house or entire building composition and to draw up the plans and organize the construction. Continue reading

Ecological architecture

The philosophy of sustainable development applied to architecture focuses on the design and construction of environment-friendly buildings. By extension, once the building has been completed, it also focuses on the health and well-being of the users, as well as the quality of life of neighboring communities. Continue reading

Floor plan

The architectural plans

Architectural plans are graphic and technical representations of a house or building which, as a whole, provide an understanding of its various characteristics before, during and after construction. Thus, for all applications for construction permits, standard architectural plans will be indispensable for the assessment of the construction permit dossier by the administrative authorities. Continue reading

The construction project owner

The construction project owner

In the field of construction, the construction project owner is the initiator of a construction project, whether it be a for a house or a building. Most often, he becomes the client of an architect which can also be the project manager who contributes his expertise in the design, directs the construction and ensures the reception of the works. The contracting authority is necessarily the owner or holder of the rights to use a land lot on which the construction will take place. Continue reading

The construction project manager

The construction project manager

In the field of construction, the construction project manager, also known as general contractor (in the US) and main contractor (in the UK), is the head of a construction project, an individual or legal person who directs the proper execution of the works. Continue reading