WHO DO I NEED FOR MY PROJECT?

AN INTERIOR ARCHITECT, INTERIOR DESIGNER or BOTH?

IN TRUTH, THERE ARE SOME VERY KEY AND FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES…AS WELL AS A LOT OF COMMON GROUND BETWEEN INTERIOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS DURING THE LIFE OF A PROJECT.

DEFINING ROLES & DELIVERABLES

 RELAX, YOU SHOULD EXPECT SOME OVERLAP.

  • INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE is somewhat of a combination of interior design and architecture.
  • Conceptually, an interior architects’ main concern is the (re)construction and (re)shaping of an interior space.
  • Architecture in this sense is related to a pre-existing building and changing the structure inside, concentrating on the purpose & circulation and how it affects the light & views, as well as the practical use of the space.
  • INTERIOR DESIGNERS are experienced in planning an existing space and the room layout, as well as all the main surface finishes for floors & walls and final details necessary to complete a room.
  • Interior designers consider light, electrical & plumbing services and other fitted design aspects like kitchens, bathrooms and ensuites.
  • Interior designers should also be involved with a building project from the beginning recommending alterations to some built-in elements to create the best possible functioning space.
  • The art of a good interior designer is about being able to interpret he clients brief and produce designs that work well

BENEFITS OF OVERLAP

  • Building the Design Concept
  • Space Planning & Room Layouts
  • Lighting & Electrical planning
  • Joinery & Fixture selection
  • Finishes and Colours

TIME AND TIME AGAIN, JOINT THINKING SAVES TIME, MONEY AND MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD PROJECT AND AN AMAZING ONE.