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Home renovation company and general contractor specializing in full service design-build renovations of residential and commercial buildings and new construction of commercial and residential buildings. Our expertise lies in renovating homes and commercial spaces into well-designed, high quality, energy efficient modern spaces

 

 

The Essence Of Well Designed Buildings - Buildings That Fit Within a Place and Time

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The Essence Of Well Designed Buildings - Buildings That Fit Within a Place and Time

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Well-designed Commercial and Residential Buildings

Well-designed buildings in commercial and residential architecture are well integrated with their site and use design approach that promotes coherence between a building and its natural surroundings. Thus a building and its setting become a unified composition.

Unfortunately, more and more buildings are designed without regards for area architecture, area history, natural surroundings, climate consideration and other unique to location characteristics. Over time once the novelty of a new building wears out the “construct” becomes unpleasant to look at.

One example of the "out of place look" that comes to mind is the Vancouver Art Gallery.

A wooden-cladded building of the (future) Vancouver Art Gallery. Image Credit: renewcanda.net

A wooden-cladded building of the (future) Vancouver Art Gallery. Image Credit: renewcanda.net

Aside from the building's aesthetics, the choice of material of wood in the rainy climate of British Columbia can be questionable.

On the other hand, here is an example of the public building that fits well with its surroundings:  the new Milan gallery of contemporary arts - Fondazione Prada.

Milan Fondazione Prada. Photo: http://oma.eu/projects/fondazione-prada. Image Credit: http://www.domusweb.it/

Milan Fondazione Prada. Photo: http://oma.eu/projects/fondazione-prada. Image Credit: http://www.domusweb.it/

OMA, Fondazione Prada, Milano. Photo Bas Princen, 2015. Courtesy Fondazione Prada. View from the Deposito. Image Credit: http://www.domusweb.it/

OMA, Fondazione Prada, Milano. Photo Bas Princen, 2015. Courtesy Fondazione Prada. View from the Deposito. Image Credit: http://www.domusweb.it/

In the approach of the OMA, which designed the project, embraces a coexistence of new architecture with the redevelopment of an early 20th-century gin distillery. These two seemingly juxtaposed structures seem to coexist in unlikely harmony. The new structure is looking indisputably new and bold, yet works well with the surrounding buildings.

Here are some good examples of residential construction, renovations, remodels and additions that are well integrated into their surroundings:

Modern bungalow addition (1000 sf. ft.) by Harmony Home Projects Inc. Photo: Harmony Home Projects In.

Modern bungalow addition (1000 sf. ft.) by Harmony Home Projects. Inc. Photo by Harmony Home Projects Inc.

Zigzag House by Reverse Architecture

Harmony Home Projects Inc. services Calgary and Calgary surrounding areas. If you’re looking for a design /build renovation company and general contractor give us a call at (403) 923-2996 to discuss your next project.

Resources and Photo Credits:

Photos: http://www.houzz.com

http://www.archdaily.com/