Tag Archives: design

Wooden house with solar panels

The ecological house (methods and techs)

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

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

Construction companies

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 contractors that carry out the actual construction works, earthworks, structural works and finishing works. 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

Floor plan

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. 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

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