Building a home is a dream project for most of the house owners and perhaps this is why it is called a ‘Dream Home’. And while planning to build a house, the role of an experienced architect is very much significant. Without the assistance,
imagination and cooperation of an architect, transferring your ideas and concepts about your own house into reality will become difficult.
But how will you decide who will do complete justice to your invest and ideas? Who is the right architect for your home-building project? Successful architects do have some habits or you can say they have a defined approach to their projects. Here I am going to enlighten those habits of architects that will help you realize who the right fit for the project is.
1. Good architects tell a story
Each house speaks a story and that is best described by the architects. An experienced architect will always come up with detailed specifications of your house. And most of those specifications emerge from the ideas of the client. This may be regarding the view of the house, lighting of the interior, wall decoration or anything. Eventually, you will be able to see the story of your house through the vision of the architect.
2. They are calculated risk takers
Great architecture is all about innovation and this comes through taking risks. This doesn’t mean uncertainty; this is a part of the creativity. Taking calculated risk is nothing new in the architecture field and this allows you with the opportunity to make your house unique. It is not necessary that architects should take risk at every step; it is about looking everything from a different perspective and bringing out the best out of it.
3. They focus on minute details
Details of the house matter since we have to deal with this in our day to day life. This is a prevalent attribute of the successful architects that they focus on the detailing and also express that to the client. This helps the clients to visualize the end result in advance and also it ensures fewer mistakes during the project. This fades away the confusions at the same time.
4. They are good at simplifying things
The ability to simplify things is another good quality of successful architects. Innovation or uniqueness doesn’t necessarily mean complicated designs and structure. Rather, the true quality lies in bringing out the simple things out of the difficulties. Simple structure, simple materials, simple doors and windows can together build a unique house and this is what qualified and experienced architects focus at. Doing the same thing differently is what they believe in.
5. They can prioritize
Defining the priority means a lot in any architectural project and this is a quality of an architect that s/he can prioritize things. A successful architect takes a note of three factors in the beginning which are the site of the project (whether the building is to be built or it already exists), the ideas and concepts of the clients and last but not the least, the budget of the project. These three things decide which part of the project should be given more priority and which should come afterward.
6. Out of the box
Thinking out of the box is one of the imperative pre-requisites of a successful architect. I have talked about that earlier that this doesn’t necessarily mean introducing complicacy in the project. Unique ideas can be implemented even with ordinary things. Uniqueness in the design of the stair or window shape or room height can add to a lot in the exclusivity of the house and this is where a successful architect
7. Put all the senses in the act
Successful architects engage all their senses in the project. They don’t only sketch or visualize the project, they make sure to feel the end result with all their senses and try to work on the project accordingly.
A successful and experienced architect has all these qualities among many others. House owners need to ensure that the architect or designer he is planning to work with has all these qualities present in him.
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