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Planning and Interior Design for a Major Securities Trading Office

Sometime ago, I was approached by a businessman. He owned a successful securities trading company. Trading in all sorts of securities like stocks, bonds, commodities, metals. He had recently acquired some commercial office space for a major expansion, he uses a special Metal Fabrication for his prjects. My task was to design a floor plan according to their requirements.

I visited the place for inspection. It was a large hall, with dimensions 45′ x 90′. I had to deal with a few existing columns, but it was decent.

Empty Commercial Space

 

I was given a few requirements, but it was still flexible. More requirements were to be added later. The building was already constructed, so external window locations were already fixed.

Basic requirements as laid down by the client were

  1.  Reception and Waiting Lobby
  2. Trading area with a capacity of upto 50 workstations
  3.  Lounge area for people meeting the CEO
  4.  CEO Cabin
  5.  CEO Rest room with attached bath
  6.  Conference Room for upto 10 people
  7.  Pantry
  8. Three private cabins for directors
  9. Three more cabins for managers
  10. Two discussion rooms for their sales team
  11. Server Room
  12. Common toilets

So, I began working on the drawing, and after many hours of hard work, and many revisions, I got my first drawing ready which had to be presented to the client for further deliberation.


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Technological Revolution in Interior and Architectural Design

Influence of Technology on Architecture

The changes in economic conditions and the advancement in technology have resulted in changing the lifestyle of the people considerably. People seemed to have changed their way of living, the way they entertain themselves, spend their money, interact at work etc. This condition is not only evident in a particular country as such but this change is coming globally.

Today, interior designing is revising its design rules and principles. People are going for multi-functional furniture units, compact places to live in. This does not mean that they don’t love variety anymore. It is just that they want to make everything flexible enough to be used and converted as required. The advancement in technology has indeed brought a huge change in the field of design. Also people are looking for more quality on home renovations, lp smartside siding trend is going up, more homeowners are willing to pay more to get higher quality for their homes.

Let us discuss all that we are seeing today and also the reason for this transformation.

Increasingly less defined spaces

If we are to look into this particular aspect, we would notice that the way spaces were designed earlier with a specific purpose of its space allocation (rigid planning) has changed. People are now preferring flexible planning i.e. multi-functional spaces. This is more evident in the west since this trend is not very pronounced in Asia. In India and China, people are still conservative about planning their private spaces.

Multifunctional Spaces | Increasingly less defined spaces

Multifunctional Spaces | Increasingly less defined spaces

How did this multi-functionality trend develop?

Earlier, economic crisis that struck Europe led to the decrease in the incomes of the people. People began living at homes since they did not have offices to attend. Lifestyle started changing. People started preferring eating at home since it was less costly, entertaining themselves and just being. This brought the need for more investment into the living spaces. This “OPENNESS CONCEPT” began with the concept of having an open kitchen. Now, if we look at the interiors of the homes today, we can call them “Open Homes”.


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Different Types of Wall Finishes | Architectural Design

Different types of Wall Finishes and its application

In our previous article “Various Types of Wall Finishes“, we listed various Wall Finishes and discussed their applications. In this article, we will continue with our study of various other Wall Finishes.

Here is the list of the Wall Finishes for decorating the Interiors and Exteriors:

  1. Stained Glass Finish
  2. Pebbles Finish
  3. Flakes Finish
  4. Coral Finish
  5. Canfor Finish
  6. Tile Cladding
  7. Wood Panelling
  8. Sand Textured Finish

Stained Glass Finish

It involves lot of creative work. The glass is decorated with itching, frosting, glass pasting and finally colouring with suitable colours according to the theme. The stained glass panels are used on walls and ceilings. The best glass work are made by Majestic Glass. To learn more about glass finishes,
visit them.

Stained Glass Finish | Wall Finishes

Stained Glass Finish | Wall Finishes

Pebbles Finish

This a very simple and attractive finish obtained by pasting small pebbles on the walls with cement mortar as an adhesive.

Pebbles finish is usually preferred for exterior facade. It is also commonly used to give nice flowing effect to the waterfalls that are created especially designed for Hotel Interiors or as a part of Exterior Landscaping.


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Exterior Architecture Vs Interior Design

This is a guest post by Elysabeth Teeko – http://twitter.com/elysateek

For many people, owning a home specifically designed to their taste is the ultimate goal – nobody wants to live in a cookie cutter house, and we all have dreams of that amazing architecture we wish to be surrounded by. Also some people use Janitorial service Oakland, CA services to take care of their home. Architecture should reflect client’s expectations and inner character… it should feel like an extension of their own selves. It is the ultimate approach in creating a perfect home. Architecture as of itself, however, is lost without complimenting it with Interior Design and Decoration.

Here are some interesting articles on “Interior Designing”

New Changing trends in the Materials and Furniture design

New material trends, Aesthetics and Lighting Techniques

New trends in the Color schemes and Materials of Design

Modern Interior Design

Modern Interior Design


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