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 …
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.
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 …
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The construction companies
The realization of a construction project involves a group of stakeholders who provide their services during the design, administrative procedures, site management, and realization of the various elements that will constitute the house or building and the reception of the completed structure. It is possible to distinguish the companies who provide technical expertise and the …
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.
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.
The architectural plans (with examples)
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.
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 …
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 …
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.