Architectural concept otherwise known as conceptual design. Its development is the starting point in the implementation of any architectural projects. The pre-project concept greatly simplifies further construction work. The thing is that the draft shows the approximate appearance of the planned facility, represents its architectural features more clearly, determines the most complex points in the implementation of tasks, as well as gives an understanding of the forthcoming scope of work.
Features of concept development
At the moment, in the town planning code there are no officially established concepts on pre-project development of sketches. But despite this, without such an important step, it is impossible to adequately assess the potential of the area selected for development, as well as to seamlessly combine the creative ideas of the architect with the desires of the client and town planning regulations.
Although the architectural and design design engineering has no formal requirements, there are a number of unspoken rules for the work. The final result should most clearly reflect the appearance of the future building, to be expressive, easy to perceive by sight, as well as appropriate current regulatory requirements.
Stroyproekt specialists develop concepts based on the chosen style of architectural performance, functional purpose and characteristics of the land allocated for construction. The work is carried out in such a way that the future sketch fully reflected its investment attractiveness. The concept becomes a reliable basis for the further creation of design solutions, and is used to obtain the IRD to conduct engineering and survey procedures.
The composition of the architectural concept
In the development of architectural solutions professionals are guided by a number of following factors:
- The already formed space of the area, as well as the way of life of the citizens.
- Environmental features of the place allocated for development.
- Convenience of the location of roads for both motorists and pedestrians.
- Aesthetic features of the formed space, as well as its compliance with the existing objects of the surrounding development.
On the basis of the data obtained, several sections of the conceptual design are created, each of which includes certain materials required for further work. All information in the concept has a high value, so deal with it in detail. So, the main sections are:
- Explanatory note. This includes text descriptions of the concept, key decisions on the implementation of the project, an assessment of urban planning regimes, as well as the TEP.
- Graphics. Materials are represented by the image of facades, floor plans, sections, future passage through the main streets, and so on.
- Appendices. As a rule, as a supplement to the documentation is a three-dimensional model which helps to visualize the appearance of the building in its current environment.
More about the note
The text describes the main characteristics of the object of development and its functional purpose. Also attention is paid to consideration of the technical and economic parameters of the building. In the note it is necessary to specify the calculations of the preliminary examinations to assess the effectiveness of the adopted design solutions. As a result, all parties to the construction receive preliminary data on the final costs (both financial and labor).
More about graphic materials
Despite the availability of the site allocated for construction, the building cannot be erected on it arbitrarily. The layout of the structure is created with a number of requirements in mind:
- Availability of adjacent structures;
- Current fire safety requirements;
- Sanitary standards;
- The presence of environmental zones, as well as the required environmental protection measures.
During the development of sketches and models specialists need to be guided not only by the visual appeal of the object. It is necessary to take into account the location of the structure relative to the sides of the world, to coordinate the design with the peculiarities of the site landscape, to provide the location of existing communications, as well as transport interchanges (for pedestrians and drivers). Only with a comprehensive approach, the overall installation of the development will be correct.
In addition to the central element of the construction, graphic materials should display adjacent buildings, elements of natural landscaping, as well as access routes to the structure. This is done in order to increase visibility.
After choosing the option of locating the building, the designer should begin to work through the volume planning solutions. Determined by the stylistics of the external appearance of the building, selected approximate types of materials needed to implement the facility. Then the location of doors and windows are thought about. If the building is residential, then in addition developed options for placement of terraces or balconies. Also the architectural direction affects the interior design solutions.
The final stage in the creation of graphics is the display of load-bearing walls, windows, ceilings and partitions, stairwells. The layout of the various rooms, as well as the way the communications and additional equipment are laid out.
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After the comprehensive work, the overall view of the building is formed in the context of the current landscape and existing natural elements. To ensure that the sketch is not restricted to 2D only, a full-scale three-dimensional model is created. The task of specialists in this case is to develop an almost complete and photographically accurate copy of the building that will appear on the current plot of development after the construction work is completed.
Possible problems and difficulties
Creation of the concept is a stage of pre-project preparation, so constant negotiations with the customer can lead to a lot of corrections and changes. Once all wishes are taken into account, the desired conceptual design will serve as the basis for the construction work. Professionals often create several concepts at once, giving their client a choice. Options may include minor changes, or become the complete opposite of each other.
Also, the creation of a sketch can complicate the possible restrictions on the site, as well as certain requirements from the higher authorities of the city. If the selected area has some features of the relief and climate, experts have to take into account them in the implementation of architectural ideas. If there are infrastructure facilities already on the site, the concept of the building is necessarily created with them in mind.
To avoid the above problems, the work should be entrusted to a proven company that will act based on your specific requirements. You can assess the reliability of the chosen organization by reviews, business reputation, as well as the period of its presence on the market of construction services.
The creation of a quality conceptual design is always given a large amount of time, because the quality of the future construction directly depends on it. Such work should be entrusted only to professionals who are already experienced in developing architectural concepts. Correctly developed conceptual design helps to reduce the number of possible inconsistencies with the project.
Development of a conceptual proposal should be coordinated by each section. Only in this way can you make sure that the object will be fully compliant with current regulatory requirements. If fundamental changes in the sketch will occur after the agreement, it will take a lot of time to redo existing documentation. Under tight deadlines, such situations are inadmissible.
The company Stroyproekt for many years engaged in the creation of various architectural concepts of objects, regardless of their functional purpose. Turning to us for help, you get a full package of documents and drawings, sketches, as well as photorealistic renderings of the future object of construction. No more “cats in a poke”, because our specialists work for the result.