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Steps for the design and construction of a house

5 steps for the design and construction of houses

The construction of a house with an architect is a long-term project that typically spans several months or years. It takes place in successive and sometimes concomitant phases from the acquisition of a buildable land lot to the delivery of the house, through the design and the delicate phase of the construction works. Continue reading

view of the interior layout of a house

Rooms layout and interior design of a house (photos)

Although the exterior architecture of a house gives it its style, even its personality, it is inside that is the quality of life and the fulfillment of the particular needs of the occupants reside. Comfort, space, light, user-friendliness, energy savings are all aspects that must be taken into account during the design, to build a living space that meets the lifestyle of the inhabitants and promotes well-being on a daily basis. Continue reading

Modern wooden house

The wooden house (photos)

A wooden house has several advantages: wood is not only an ecological and warm material, but also relatively durable over time – several hundred years – and a good insulator. It is inexpensive during the construction and also provides long-term savings. A wooden house has many advantages, both from an environmental and financial point of view, and it also allows, thanks to modern techniques, a great flexibility of architectural design. Continue reading

Infinity pool in the garden of a modern house

The contemporary house (photos)

The modern style expressed in contemporary house architecture refers to the purification of forms, colors and materials, the use of numerous bay windows and windows with original shapes, as well as an interior architecture focusing on space, luminosity and the opening on the outside. Applied to different urban, rural or natural environments, contemporary architecture creates a new aesthetic contracting with traditional urban spaces. 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 (principles)

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

Building materials

The building materials (photos)

The construction of the various rooms and structures of a house or building, together with elements of comfort and decoration makes use of a diverse range  of materials, according to their qualities. The various properties sought for these different elements leads to the choice of certain materials which fulfill the intended function in the best conditions. However, these choices can also be influenced by aesthetic preferences or technical, legal, environmental or budgetary constraints. Continue reading

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Sustainable architecture in practice (methods and techs)

The philosophy of sustainability in architecture is embodied through different practices that aim to reduce the negative impact of a house or building on its environment and to take care of the quality of life of its users and neighboring community. The implementation of a sustainable architecture is manifest with choices of techniques, methods of management, the selection of materials and the internal organization of functions and spaces, in order to control, in particular, the consumption of energy and the life environment of users. Continue reading

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Interior architecture and functions of a building (photos)

A building is generally designed to fulfill a primary function, its “nature” or “vocation”. It reflects in the design and general appearance of the building and more particularly in the internal structure and inner architecture of this building and its various elements: the size and layout of the rooms, the organization of the rooms and various elements respective to one another, work spaces, production, corridors, leisure, waiting rooms… Continue reading

architecture of a housing building

Exterior architecture and integration in the site (photos)

The exterior architecture of a house or building, the shapes and colors of the facades, the use of the materials used to dress the various structures that compose it and its insertion into the site are the different manifestations of the architectural work. The creativity of an architect is expressed through the appearance of a building and its layout in the environment, it constitutes a physical, original and sometimes remarkable manifestation of culture. Continue reading