Architecture from KAD - Kuljich Architectural Design

By: KAD - Kuljich Architectural Design  25-Jul-2013
Keywords: Design a House, Design for Home, House Design, House Designs, Home Designs, Building Design, Home Im

We here at kadesign provide a full or part architectural service. As a full architectural company we are cable of integrating our service at any part of the design or construction phase. CONCEPTUAL DESIGN Brief requirements are established through an initial site visit where project objectives and client wishes are assessed against site opportunities and constraints, budget and council planning requirements. All these factors inform a conceptual design approach which is prepared, presented and, if necessary, revised for client approval. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT Through continued client consultation and further graphic presentations the approved concept is then developed into the first of three council applications; planning, requiring siting, layout and external appearances to be thoroughly resolved. In commercial or industrial projects sub-consultants may be introduced to address drainage, waste treatment and other services integral to the design. A council septic application may also be prepared and submitted in this phase. BUILDING DOCUMENTATION Following confirmation of a smooth council planning assessment, building construction and essential services are analysed and detailed drawings and specifications prepared. This phase involves less client consultation while technical aspects of the building design, structure and other specifics are addressed and presented for the final council application; certification against the Building Code of Australia. BUILDING/TENDER DOCUMENTATION The certified documents and development approval will enable construction to begin but a builder will require additional information in order to produce a building specific to client requirements. Phase four may include interior design and fit out drawings, lighting layouts, joinery details or scheduling of material and fitting selections. Our involvement is determined by the level of client interaction with the builder throughout the construction phase so architectural services are customized from project to project depending on individual client requirements. TENDER If a builder has been previously appointed by the client his involvement in the above process can help streamline budgeting, architectural services and council assessment. However if the intention is to ensure a cost competitive, unbiased construction process then architectural and sub-consultant documents are packaged and issued to appropriate builders for pricing. Upon receipt the builders offers are analysed, assessed and a recommended builder presented for client approval. CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION When a client does not have the time or inclination or when building complexities require, we can continue our involvement throughout construction and either partially or fully administer the contract between client and builder. This phase can equate to up to a third of a full architectural service and may involve many variables which should be resolved with a full understanding of design implications. If we are not formally engaged through this process we offer our time, as required, to address any questions the builder or client may have during construction and early occupation of the finished building.

Keywords: Design a House, Design for Home, House Design, House Designs, Home Designs, Building Design, Home Im

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