Although many people have mental images of expansive, towering commercial skyscrapers when they hear the term “architecture design,” private residences, apartment buildings, and condominium complexes are also important parts of architectural design. The architecture design of homes, condo buildings and other residential structures focuses on the preferences and needs of individual homeowners, condominium owners, or apartment dwellers. These residential buildings must include certain lifestyle-oriented elements of architecture design. Both residential and commercial architecture designs focus on similar basic principles of design, master-planning, integrated systems expertise, and the proven verity of superior infrastructure. 

Essential Elements of Residential Architecture Design

• Structural Safety. To ensure the safety of private homeowners or renters and their families or condominium and apartment dwellers, architects and builders must comply with all local safety codes and regulations for the design and construction of residential buildings. Stairways must have strong structures and supports and be built of high quality, durable materials. Basements must have strong foundations and be waterproofed to avoid water accumulation during heavy rainfall or snowstorms.

Attics must be built of durable materials and well-insulated for conserving energy and maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures throughout the year. Electrical lines must be safely and securely installed throughout homes and multiple-unit residential buildings. Plumbing must also be securely installed by professional plumbers. The entire infrastructure of homes and condo or apartment buildings must be safe, stable, and designed to last for long-term use.   

• Inhabitant Comfort. The degree of comfort provided by an individual home or multiple-unit residential building depends on the strength and integrity of its infrastructure’s architectural and interior design. When an integrated approach to the building’s overall design, construction and interior finishing is implemented, involving a team of diverse building and design experts, a residential building will have the stable structure and attractive interior and exterior appearance that homeowners and condo or apartment dwellers desire. 

Major Elements of Commercial Architecture Design

• General Building Needs. Commercial buildings often house many different types of companies and facilities that serve varied purposes and needs. While retail shops require inventory storerooms, corporate headquarters need offices and conference rooms. Schools, hospitals, health clubs, restaurants and government or community buildings all have varied structural and operational requirements. Each building’s electrical, plumbing and HVAC needs are also somewhat different.  

• Specific Building Requirements. Large commercial buildings like schools, hospitals, and office buildings typically have large numbers of people using the premises all or part of each day or night. These buildings must comply with certain safety and operating codes required by local governments. Commercial buildings must have well-constructed, safe, inspected and approved design elements such as elevators and escalators, cafeterias and cafes, restaurant kitchens, gyms and spas, large bathrooms and parking facilities.   

When you consult the experts of Marchese Partners, an international architectural design consultancy, you will receive superior quality master-planning, architecture, interior design and engineering services for your next residential or commercial building project. Founded in Sydney, this exemplary integrated design firm is led by Principal Eugene Marchese, with offices in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland, London, Madrid and other global locations. With the astute knowledge and expertise of our fine team of architecture design professionals, your building project will attain the highest levels of success.