Planning is an integral element of all we do at base Architects, and we offer a comprehensive range of planning services alongside our architectural design capabilities, whatever the nature or scale of your project. Whether it be residential, commercial or industrial, our team of expert town planners and architectural designers can advise on the best route to take to help you achieve your project aims.
What is Interior Architecture?
Whether a traditional refurbishment, a cutting-edge commercial fit-out, or a luxurious residential design scheme, our experienced team applies a visionary approach to interpret, enhance and transform your space from the inside out. We meticulously conceptualise, plan and implement every detail to ensure the interiors resonate with the building architecture and your bespoke requirements.
Our expertise, enhanced by the latest CAD and 3D visualisation technologies, together with an unwavering commitment to sustainable practices, helps realise interior spaces that not only look stunning but also promote wellbeing, boost productivity, and minimise environmental impact.
Base for Interior Architecture?
Selecting Base for your interior architectural needs brings a wealth of advantages reinforced by our twenty years of industry experience.
Our integral understanding of both interior design and architecture disciplines allows us to marry the two seamlessly. This holistic approach results in spaces where functionality is matched by flawless aesthetics, balancing stylistic appeal with practical considerations.
Our team recognises the importance of personalisation. Each client brings unique aspirations and requirements to a project, and we ensure these are central to our design process. We listen keenly, design creatively, and execute meticulously, creating spaces that reflect your personality and meet your needs.
Additionally, as advocates of sustainability in architecture, the incorporation of environmentally-friendly materials and energy-efficient practices is not afterthought for us – it forms an integral part of every project from the outset.
Finally, our use of state-of-the-art technology like CAD allows us to provide detailed 3D visualisations, bringing your project to life before construction even begins, while helping prevent costly oversights.
In essence, when you choose Base, you choose experience, innovation, personalisation, sustainability, and precision in equal measure, leading to interior spaces that are as functionally superior as they are visually stunning.
What To Expect From
An initial consultation
Within any consultation it is imperative that we get to know a potential client, understand their aspirations and consider what constraints and other factors would need to be addressed within any potential design concept.
Design is an exceptionally subjective topic, but there are always factors such as scale, mass and positioning that directly influence a good or poor design.
Our consultations look to address this by physically reviewing the site in question alongside its surroundings. From this initial visit and engagement will form the basis of an appraisal so that we are able to advise our potential clients on options, approach and project requirements.
With our planning & application services we can also look to manage the project team and collate all the documentation required for the appropriate planning submission. Should you have a planning agent already appointed we can very comfortably work with your existing team focusing on the architectural package of works.
Following an initial consultation we will put together a formal proposal that will clearly break down your initial project brief and how we would look to approach and deliver your project.
At Base, we use our interior architecture to ensure your space is more than just a shell; it’s the embodiment of your vision, taste and lifestyle, where every space tells a unique story – your story.
Understanding the distinction between interior design and interior architecture is crucial when considering the internal spaces of a project.
Interior design focuses primarily on the adornment and functionality of a given space. This might include choosing colour schemes, identifying suitable furniture and fittings, and configuring the layout to create an attractive, efficient environment. An interior designer is often involved in refurbishing existing spaces, enhancing aesthetic appeal and user experience by utilising design elements carefully.
Interior architecture, on the other hand, delves deeper into the structural formation of the space. It bridges the gap between interior design and architecture, involving the modification or reconfiguration of interior spaces while taking into account structural, practical, and aesthetic considerations. An interior architect also takes into account potential health and safety issues, building regulations requirements and coordinates with contractors such as electricians and plumbers to deliver a comprehensive design.
Although the two disciplines are distinct, they often overlap in practice. When working on our projects, we integrate aspects from both specialisms harmoniously, ensuring the interiors function optimally within the parameters of the structure, whilst not compromising on the aesthetic qualities and opportunities within the space.