Whenever a structure is to be raised, may it be a commercial or a residential property, the first person that is involved is the architect. Architects may in turn, be commercial architects who are mainly involved with designing commercial structures like corporate offices, shopping centers, malls, cinema halls, restaurants and hotels etc. They are specialized in dealing with all the aspects and requirements of these varied commercial structures. But if you want to have your home designed, you would be required to consult a residential architect. These architects do not work for any commercial structure and are totally dedicated to the requirements and designing residential buildings. These may be anything like an individual home or a condominium.
When a client wants to have his house constructed in such a manner that both, the aesthetics and the functionality are well taken care of, he would surely prefer going to an architect who would be able to make the best possible and correct use of the space available.He can get such an architect in Mumbai who is very efficient in his work and has work experience of completing prestigious projects with some of the leading builders in the city.Such a professional may be hired and have the home custom designed. The client has to brief the professional of all his requirements and give them all the details of the type of house he wants. The architects then work over it and come out with a blue print of the design or layout. The work is taken forward only after an approvalof this blue print from the client.
The first step after the approval is the actual start of the construction work. The residential architect works in association with others like contractors, engineers, builders and always keeps a close contact with the home owner. This way he can be briefed constantly by the owner about the likes or dislikes while monitoring whatever work has been completed. Unlike commercial architects, here the architects have to take special care of designing the structure so as to enable maximum relativity to the topography of the place. The client always loves to have a home with environment responsive designs so as to allow maximum sunshine and breeze in to the house and the one which gives the best possible view of the scenic beauty outside.
It is the work of the residential architects to design all the rooms, kitchen and bathroom as per the taste of the client. The client can have his drawing room designed in a way so as to include the dining space also, one of his bedrooms exclusively designed for his son or daughter, have a study designed with a space well carved out for the books, computer etc., have the kitchen designed as an open or a closed kitchen, have a balcony attached to the rooms, and so many more such things. If you wish, you can have an indoor or outdoor swimming pool also constructed. So, it is very much evident that one can have a home custom designed for himself with the able guidance and help of a residential architect.
The author is a commercial architects and designs commercial structures like offices, shops etc. He says that, like any other architect in India , only residential architect only design residential properties.