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What is Architecture?

Who is an Architect?

What Architects do?

What services we can expect from an Architect?

What is the difference between an Architect and an Civil Engineer?

Do Architects have Structural Knowledge?

How do Architects charge for their services?

How do I set a realistic budget for my new home?

How can an architect save you money on your home design or renovation?

What is 3D home design and why is designing in 3D useful?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_accordion][vc_tta_section title=”What is Architecture?” tab_id=”1487845390570-95d5cc49-08dc”][vc_column_text]Resources are limited. Architecture is the creation of utilitarian spaces in terms of Function, Aesthetics, Climate, Time and Safety with the efficient use of available resources.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Who is an Architect?” tab_id=”1487845390579-b6887544-22b7″][vc_column_text]An Architect is the person registered by ‘COA’ (Council of Architecture, New Delhi). They should fulfill the requirements of COA governed by Architects act, 1972, in terms of education and experience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What Architects do?” tab_id=”1487845501030-c1bc25ea-58ec”][vc_column_text]Architects design all kinds of buildings, from a Individual House to Sky scrappers. They design Schools, Hospitals, Shopping malls, Commercial buildings, Railway stations, Bus stations, Religious buildings, Education institutions and more.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What services we can expect from an Architect?” tab_id=”1487845502388-34a3397d-bc81″][vc_column_text]Architect designs buildings from your living needs, taste and resources with their skill set they provide you with:

  • Building plans
  • 3-Dimensional elevation and walk through.
  • Working drawings – Drawings required to execute work at site and for the clear understanding of works by engineers and contractors.
  • Detailed Drawings
  • Structural Drawings
  • Electrical Layout
  • Toilet Layout
  • Sanitary, Plumbing, Drainage, Water Supply and Sewerage Design.
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Design (HVAC) and other mechanical systems.
  • Site level services.
  • Preparation of Detailed specification of materials, Tender documents, estimates.
  • Checking bills of contractors.
  • Periodic inspection and evaluation of construction works.
  • Advice and recommendations on newly available technologies and facilities.
  • Fire detection, Fire protection and Security systems etc.
  • Elevators, Escalators, etc. and more Guidance through out the building construction from Site development to finishing including colour selection for paintings.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What is the difference between an Architect and an Civil Engineer?” tab_id=”1487845503132-0a9350ac-be3c”][vc_column_text]Architect creates and designs buildings and their built / surrounding environment with the efficient use of available resources. Architects design buildings that are functional, aesthetical and safe, so that the space is efficiently used by everyone who walks through the doors. Engineers works along with the architect who ensures technically that the designed buildings are structurally stable and safe to live. Civil / Structural engineers do structural design, details and structural drawings to the buildings designed by Architects.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Do Architects have Structural Knowledge?” tab_id=”1487845503977-5f772dca-47ef”][vc_column_text]Of course, yes. Architects may have the basic to advanced knowledge of structural mechanics but their primary focus is always, first and foremost, the creativity, look and feel, and functionality of the design. Structural vision starts in the field of architecture.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How do Architects charge for their services?” tab_id=”1487845729250-41103ec3-ab24″][vc_column_text]Architects charge as per the “Scale of Charges” prescribed by COA for their services. It depends on what kind of service you need from an Architect. The Charge can be a percentage of the total estimate of construction cost. Can be a fixed fee mutually agreed for certain services alone.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How do I set a realistic budget for my new home?” tab_id=”1487845732310-326150c9-07f2″][vc_column_text]Architects design buildings from your requirements. They prepare 1) All technical drawings , specification for construction and materials 2) Guide and help in selection of building and finishing materials prior to construction. From the above the architects prepare BOQ and estimates required for arriving a realistic budget for your new home / any building.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How can an architect save you money on your home design or renovation?” tab_id=”1487845733487-4163396a-6a8d”][vc_column_text]
  • Architects are trained to plan and execute the same to the finest of the detail. A well planned home design or renovation can save more than an unplanned one.
  • Architects understand your individual living preferences and tastes to find the suitable design for your heart and purse.
  • Architects are trained to ensure how best your property can dynamically cope up and evolve with changes that might come in the future because of any space or design needs.
  • Architects advise you on how to optimize the on-going running and maintenance costs over the life of your home.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What is 3D home design and why is designing in 3D useful?” tab_id=”1487845734305-22d45125-78b6″][vc_column_text]3D home / building design is the construction of buildings virtually in a computer application.

Architects can visualize the designed building in 3 dimension before it is built. But for a common man it is little difficult. So, 3D designs helps to create the buildings and we can view the exterior and interior designs of the building. You can have the feel of the creativity, the elements, forms, materials used and the colours used.

We can also have a walk through experience around and inside the building , you will know how the living spaces, windows, doors will be and the lighting inside the building, also the placement of furniture, artistry elements like paintings, sculptures etc.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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