Architecture Design Concepts in 4 Steps

Continue reading to find out what is an architectural design concept and what 4 steps are taken to create it.

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Most people think that design concepts are created as a first stage of the architectural project. But a range of people who order architectural concept projects varies from individual customers to huge corporations. In particular, design agencies also often cooperate with construction companies, real estate agents, and property owners. Often the customers need architectural concept project mostly for marketing purposes. They perfectly know that an appealing picture with all details and textures is an extremely effective way to attract the interest of real estate buyers and investors. Moreover, a design concept can significantly increase the cost of real estate and help to close a deal much faster. Continue reading to find out what is an architectural design concept and what 4 steps are taken to create it.

What is the design concept?

The design concept is a collection of ideas about interior or exterior that lay the foundation for the design and present it to customers. Design concepts reflect the possible look of the architecture and help people to imagine the future building. Read our article about interior design concepts for real estate agencies to learn more how they help to lease and sell the property.

4 Steps Necessary to Create a Design Concept for Real Estate

Step #1. Collecting information

At this step, we communicate with a customer to understand their expectations and tastes. This helps to generate the optimal result and show the real estate from the best perspective. The design agency needs to realize how the building will be used in the future and what are its peculiar characteristics.

If you are a customer, make sure to provide:

  • Plan of the site, where the building should be built
  • Mapping of the site
  • Requirements to the setbacks and other specific requisitions to the architecture in your state
  • Information about the future functions of the building
  • Information about the capacity of the building
  • Samples of the architecture you like
  • Your requirements, tastes, and expectations

The basic information about the architecture is necessary to design a plan, and locate all the necessary items. This is the basis for the future design concept. Nevertheless, technical characteristics are not enough to start an interior design process. The agency also needs to know the possible future functions of the building and understand how many people it can accommodate. So don’t forget to tell whether it should include a sports club, an office, or a pub. Also, don’t hesitate to share all your design ideas if you have any. All these factors define a design concept and help the agency to plan a comfortable and appealing architecture that will match the customer’s taste.

Important. Before the design agency starts creating a design concept, make sure you already have some ideas. Tell about your preferences and all possible details to guide professional designers.

STEP #2. Planning

Architecture Design Concepts in 4 Steps-02 This stage starts once the agency receives all the required information about the future building, and the specialists understand the needs and expectations of the customer along with the architectural standards and requirements to the building. We draw a Master plan, plans of all floors, come up with several options for the location of the building on the site, the shape of the building and functional zoning. After that, we send the drawings to the customer, discuss them, and clarify which option is the most suitable. That’s it! If the customer approves the plan, we can proceed with facade design.

STEP #3. Facade design

Once the Master plan and flor plans are approved, the agency works on facade design, that is intertwined with the floor plans of the building. Depending on the placement of the future building, the facade design can be different, as if that's a neighborhood with the historical architecture, the authorities can have strict requirements to the look of the building, so it doesn't stand out or ruin the atmosphere of the area. Even the amount of storeys can be limited in order to fit the new building to the existing architectural environment. Sometimes customers don't expect that their ideas will be limited so much with the existing environment. On this stage, the customer will receive a few options of facade design as 2d drawings and basic 3d rendering.

STEP#4. Visualization

Visualization is extremely crucial for successful selling and renting of the building. This stage is used to create a 3D model of the developed design concept and attract the interest of people. Potential buyers can feel the mood of the building and rely on the existing design concept to imagine how they would use the accommodation. Architecture Design Concepts in 4 Steps-03 Read more about the types of architectural renderings to find the right option for you.

STEP#4. Final remarks

Now the agency makes the final changes and sends the visualization to the customer for the last approval. If there are no comments, we create a high-resolution visualization and hand it over to the customer together with the drawings.

Customers may use the 3D model at their own discretion. In the case of architecture, adding the visualization on the web or using it as a presentation can greatly increase sales and attract more investors.

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