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.