Modern Architecture

Architectural
Design & Project

 

Further puts architectural design and project to the centre of its field of activity, with its dynamic and experienced team, mainly of architecture graduates. Even though they can be varied, the prime architectural services of Further are architectural concept design, planning drawings, construction drawings, 3D modelling & visualisation, and architectural corporate identity.

 

Architectural Concept & Planning Drawings

An architectural concept is the concept that forms the framework of a design, plays a decisive role at every stage, and carries it forward, and is its driving force. Every architectural project should be derived from a conceptual approach. Thanks to this concept, which can come from a wide variety of sources, numerous of variants may be produced. The concept can be defined in many ways such as thought, inspiration, images etc. An architectural concept is generated through 2 key elements such as a unique location also referred to as the site, and the brief. While the unique location refers to the climate, orientation, access, context and usage inputs; the brief is customer’s requirements and the building typology to be applied in the built environment and the building regulations in force.

 

As mentioned above, the design process starts with the conceptual design. The owner and/or user conveys their demands to the designer in line with their requirements and provides brief information. Within this brief information and the owner’s budget, the designer offers the most appropriate design and consequently the design is turned into the project. Architectural concept project is often represented by architectural planning drawings with a scale of 1/200 or 1/100. It may be kept in the mind that details are usually not represented on these drawings. Drawings including details are subject to the application project. Planning drawings are sufficient to be granted Planning Permission by Local Planning Authorities. Although any of self-builders are able to prepare planning drawings, Application Projects including the Full Plans are required for both the proper implementation of the design and for the Full Plan Permission.

 

Planning Drawings include:

  • floor plans in 1/100 or scale,

  • sections in 1/100 scale,

  • elevations in 1/100 scale, and,

  • external measurements.

 

Please note that the conceptual design is the intellectual property of the designer and it may separately be charged.

 

Building Regulations Drawings

Planning drawings and building regulations drawings are two significant concepts which frequently confused with each other in the housing and construction industries of the UK.


Planning drawings are roughly a series of simplified drawings that allow the local planning authority to establish the scope of works by paying special attention only to newly proposed materials, appearance, and features of the structure. These drawings do not refer to the construction methods that will be used, and do not provide details on how the building will be constructed and which materials will be used.


In spite of this, Building Regulations Drawings consists of a series of drawings submitted to the local planning authority that contain more details than in the planning drawings. These drawings contain information proving the full compliance of the designed structure with the Building Regulations in force. In addition, these drawings contain complete information on the detailed set of building specification notes and relevant standards as well as sufficient information for the building to be implemented as permitted to the planning.


Building Regulations Drawings include:

  • planning drawings containing more information on electric & mechanical layouts, demolition layouts, structural layouts in 1:20 sections and 1:10 details where necessary,

  • all measurements,

  • exact details and specifications,

  • structural information included in the design,

  • fully compliant construction details,

  • specifications relating to construction methods and building elements,

  • proving compliance with relevant parts of the Building Regulations,

  • calculations of thermal insulations included in the design,

  • thicknesses of thermal insulation in roof, walls and floors and their proven calculations,


Please note that although Building Regulations Drawings are enough to implement house extension projects, architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical projects may be required for Full Plan Applications.

 

Construction Drawings

Construction Drawings is a general term that included in the documents and contracts related to the construction works, provides a graphic representation of the building to be built, and the production information is fully explained. These drawings should be carefully prepared in coordination with all relevant expertise areas of the construction in order to minimise uncertainties and confusion.


Unlike Building Regulations Drawings, construction drawings are produced with the wholly coordination of architectural, civil, mechanical, and electrical projects, as well as all necessary specifications, material information, standards, and construction techniques. All application details are given in the required scales completely.


A complete set of construction drawings consists of floor plans, elevations, sections, and detail drawings that provide a complete representation of the building. In large-scale and/or commercial projects, projects of each specialty can also be prepared as a separate set.


Since computer-aided-design (CAD) and drawing software are becoming widespread, hand drawings are not preferred unless there are exceptional cases.

A set of construction drawings include:

  • floor plans in 1/50 scale,

  • sections in 1/50 scale,

  • elevations in 1/50 scale,

  • plans of wet areas (kitchen, bathroom, and WC) in 1/20 scale, and 1/10 and 1/5 scales where necessary,

  • significant details in 1/10 scale and 1/5, 1/2 and 1/1 scales where necessary,

  • all measurements,

  • details of fixed-furniture (kitchen and bathroom cabinets, fixtures, and accessories),

  • joint details in plans and sections,

  • information of all building materials and standards where necessary,

  • structural information included in the design,

  • fully compliant construction details,

  • specifications relating to construction methods and building elements,

  • proving compliance with relevant parts of the Building Regulations,

  • proven calculations and thicknesses of thermal insulations included in the design.

 

3D Modelling & Visualisation

In the construction industry, 3D modelling is a computer-aided graphic representation technique used to produce a 3D digital representation of any architectural design and/or object, and is increasingly used in the fields of architecture, interior design, engineering, and real estate.


The 3D modelling process enables the generation of a digital object, and this objectification makes it effective for animation and special effects. While animations can be created on 3D models, photo-realistic 2D images can also be rendered using various software.


Although many programmes for 3D modelling and animation are being used in today’s architecture and construction industries, the most common ones are 3D Studio Max, Revit, and Maya by Autodesk, After Effects by Adobe and Cinema 4D by Maxon. In addition to all these, Sketch Up by Google offers functional solutions to users of these programmes with the innovations it has developed in recent years.


Each Further member use at least one of these programs effectively and serve for the satisfaction of our customers.

 

Architectural Corporate Identity

Corporate identity, also referred to as corporate image, is defined as the way an institution or commercial enterprise presents itself to the public, and which is generally visualised by branding and the use of brand names, includes components such as product design, advertising, and public relations in particular. Corporate identity, which is one of the primary requirements of corporate communication, has vital importance to adapt to corporate business objectives, to facilitate, maintain and further branding. The logo or logogram is the basis of the work of corporate identity because it reflects the values of the institution or commercial enterprise. In addition, a set of guidelines on how to implement this work, including approved colour palettes, fonts, and page layouts etc, emerge as complementary elements of this set.


Even though its importance seems to be sufficiently comprehended today, the architectural pillar of corporate identity is quite insufficient. One of the achievements of world-renowned brands is that they have successfully completed the architectural pillars of their corporate identities. At this very point, Further offers an architectural corporate identity design to enterprises, companies and institutions that aim to be recognised worldwide, acting on their own corporate identities. With its knowledgeable and experienced team consisting of architecture, interior architecture, and graphic design graduates, Further enables you to become a brand with a successful architectural corporate identity design.


Please note that architectural corporate identity is a part of outsourcing corporate identity. A graphic corporate identity is a prerequisite of an architectural corporate identity.


There are a few points to be mentioned to succeed the architectural one:

  • Colours, lines, and textures to be used indoors and outdoors while carrying out architectural corporate identity work should not contradict the pantone colour codes and textures in the in-house identity work that was previously made.

  • The visual and font characters used in the advertising works of the institution and the company's special slogans and visuals should be used in the in-house spaces.

  • Indoor paint colours should definitely be in the pantone colour codes of the institution and in the tones of bulls.

  • In order to show the quality of the institution, attention should be paid to developing a simple and understandable concept.

  • Within the interior works, the brand should be at the forefront, but it should be positioned in a way that does not bother people.