Hire the Right Architect

Sunday, September 20, 2009

When you make the decision to build a new home, there are a lot of things to consider:

  • Neighborhood

  • Accessibility

  • Land or Area

  • Budget / Capital

No matter where you end up, perhaps the most important decision you make is that who will be the
architect. If you haven’t worked with one before, you may wonder whether your project really requires an architect, most especially if it will be your personal residence.

Hiring an architect is critical for any building project to be successful. The architect is the source of the outcome, and he or she will handle a number of duties. Among them, helping clients explore what appeals to them aesthetically and what they require functionally, coordinating teams of design, engineering and construction professionals and sorting through the maze of building codes and zoning requirements to ensure projects are built the way they were planned.

Some people thought they could design their dream home on their own. And in the end they will just find that it’s a big mistake..

The professional architect is the one who has the proper education, training, experience, and vision to guide us through the entire design and construction process;

  • help us define what we want to build,
  • help us get the most for our construction.

Should be a “Problem Solver”
That is what architects are trained to do, solving problems in creative ways. With their broad knowledge of design and construction, architects can show alternative options we might never think of on our own.

  • Professional interpreters of client’s dreams, visions, and objectives
  • Explorers of all possibilities
  • Studying and responding to the site and its environment
  • Home Design Translators that will exceed expectations

Should be a “Finance Specialist” (building construction)

An architect pays for his own way through the

  • lot selection,
  • design,
  • construction documents,
  • bidding and negotiation,
  • construction phase of a custom residence project.

An architect’s input can save the owner’s money and/or add value to the project.

Because a well-conceived project can be built more efficiently and economically. Architects plan projects with us. As your ideas evolve, changes can be made on paper, much less expensively than when construction is going on. Though 3D Architectural Renderings also make it easier for the contractor to accurately price and build the project.

Energy efficient buildings can save money on fuel bills down the road. An architect can design a building to maximize heating from the sun and let in natural light, thus reducing heating, cooling, and electric bills over time.

Can work with the budget and help us select the appropriate materials and workmanship at a fair price. Architects develop the drawings and specifications to help us get bids for construction that are based on our requirements.

Can help us choose materials and finishes that are durable as well as saving on frequent maintenance and replacement costs. Architects work to stay abreast of advances in roofing, brick work, floor tiling, paint finishes, etc. Their familiarity with the full range of materials enables them to suggest the appropriate materials for the project.

Good design sells. A well-designed house has a higher resale value. A well-designed store draws customers. A well-designed work environment attracts employees and increases productivity.

Architects are like Machines = Easy Life

Building is a long process that is often messy and disruptive, particularly if you are living or working in the space under construction. They have a all the ideas that will make us contented on the design they offered. The architect looks out on our interests and they try to find ways to make that process go smoothly.

3D Architectural Rendering: “The Solution”

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Presentation of architectural projects in a more visually appealing manner help clients relate to it in a much higher level. Since clients only need to see what their house or building will look like after the construction, 3d architectural renderings have become an increasingly important arsenal for every architect.

Nowadays , architectural firms can't go on without using 3d architectural renderings and walk-through animations for their project proposals. With this, architects are more reticent since the rendering will do most of the explaining. Yet the power of these new media does not stop in marketing alone, it also assists in finding design faults before the construction is started.

3D architectural rendering consists of visual presentations for various structural or non-structural schemes such as landscape projects, buildings and among others. To take 3d renderings a higher notch, a walk-through or fly-by animation can also provide a better and a more dynamic view of the bulding. Ever since this computer generated rendering service has existed, there has been less commercial demand for hand-drawn renderings and it is apparent why.

In today’s architectural marketplace, these computer generated architectural facades are essential. Our present technology offers both architects and clients the opportunity to see the built view of a work that is still in progress. Architectural renderings also have the capacity to produce a wide variety of visual output formats and can show exteriors and interiors of the proposed building with an appropriate lighting and in full color.

Now, 3d artists are also taking a parcel of the employment opportunties in the architecture industry. 3D architectural renderers, as you call them, are the ones who recognize the value of high quality 3d output. Through computer applications such CAD and 3d Studio Max, architectural renderers can interpret 2d floor plans and mimic how the building would look in once it is finish. One of the greatest impact of this 3d architectural technology is that it creates confidence among the buyers that the architect's blueprint can indeed transform their once dream house into a tangible structure after a few months.

3D Architectural Rendering

Monday, November 17, 2008

I found some works on websites that are very realistic.. ;)
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Monday, November 10, 2008

I found some works on websites that are very realistic.. ;)
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Architectural Renderings 8

I found some works on websites that are very realistic.. ;)
Take a look..

More Samples of Realistic 3D Architectural Renderings: visit here