Frequently Asked Questions
Q? WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN DOCUMENTATION OF THE BUILDING?
A. The investment project includes different parts (specializations), according to the building category.
Main parts of an investment project are:
1. Geodetic survey
2. Engineering – geological survey
3. Architectural drawings
4. Structural drawings
5. Electrical systems, connection to utility networks
6. Water systems, connection to utility networks
9. Safety and Health Plan
10. Energy Efficiency Report
11. Energy passport
Other documents may be needed as well:
1. Fire safety
2. Road transport scheme
3. Temporary traffic organization
4. Technology and more
Q? What are the phases of an Investment project?
A. Investment projects include the following phases – preliminary research, idea project, technical project and work project. The preliminary research is linked to getting on line with the building program, client, site etc. The designing process starts with the Idea project. This is the most important and creative part. The functional layout, overall concept and vision of the site are explained here. This stage include 3D visualizations.
Communication between the designer and the client is crucial here.
The technical project almost never includes the client. The main goal for this stage is to specify and link all the different parts of the project. After this stage, the project documentation is submitted to the client and entered for approval by NAG or the respective municipality depending on the category of future construction. Sometimes the work ends here.
The work project includes specifying all the details in the building. In many cases this part is ignored by investors in order to reduce the final price. Unfortunately, sometimes even the good details made by the designers are overlooked and the potential of the builder, craftsman or sometimes even the investor is used.
Q? WHAT IS THE NEED OF AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
A. Interior design is not only designing furniture in a specific room, house, office or commercial area. Interior design is the fine line between shaping or transforming the spaces we have, creating a functionally good solution for the occupants, a good aesthetic vision, and most importantly: achieving customer satisfaction.
This is a difficult task sometimes and it makes the architect/designer also a psychologist with technical literacy and a good sense of aesthetics.
Many colleagues say that an interior designer saves time and money. I am willing to agree with the latter, but for one reason or another, sometimes in the work process, we open your eyes about activities that you would not even think existed. This is by no means a bad thing, the results speak for themselves.
The designer is also the one who in many cases can guide you what, where and at what price to buy. The designer is also the one who will share with you the enormous tension that accompanies each renovation. There is also a large percentage of clients who are in great need of a three-dimensional visual solution for the spaces which cannot be prepared by the furniture company which will design your furniture. You will only get a complete visual concept by an interior design company.
And if you’re still in doubt, give us a call! We are available to go through all your concerns related to your property. And no – our service are not wildly expensive: the money you have invested will return to you many times over, and we do not aim to build your interior to our taste – our purpose is to design it according to your color perception and outlook!
Q? WHAT DOES AN INTERIOR PROJECT INCLUDE?
A. The interior design is generally divided into the following phases. Sometimes the individual phases intertwine and integrate into each other, but we at „Bondart“ separate them as follows:
– existing floor plans: taking accurate dimensions; drawings for existing electrical systems, plumbing and HVAC installations.
– idea proposals (2-3 variations):
• functional-spatial compositions of the interior ;
• discussions with the Client;
• final drawing for the functional and compositional solution;
• drawing of the solution of the ceiling displaying the main and additional processing, lighting and more;
• drawings (panels) with the presentation of the color decision and materials, clarifying the budget;
• clarifying the needs for changing the electrical and plumbing systems;
– 3D visualisations
– interior project:
• furniture layout with exact measurements;
• color layout for the walls;
• drawings of the walls displaying the main and additional processing and shaping of the elements of the installation system;
• additional project for the furniture or choosing a specific product;
• specification of the lighting;
• obtaining offers for furniture, flooring, paints, wallpaper, etc.;
– supervision during construction: assistance and control throughout the construction process with construction workers, contractors, etc.
Q? HOW TO CHOOSE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER?
A. It is not an easy task to select an architect/interior designer. It is almost as difficult as finding a best friend. The truth is, our best projects turned out to be for people that we eventually became really good friends with. Of course, we will list all factors such as qualifications, innovative and alternative thinking, professionalism, education, etc. and they are really important, but no less crucial are also sympathy, appropriate communication and trust. They key element is to find a person with whom you feel safe and are looking forward to spending all weekends and nights for months to come. Don’t forget about similarity of characters. This is our formula for successful work.
Q? ARE GOOD DESIGN AND FUNCTIONALITY COMPATIBLE?
A. “Art is that what cannot be explained.
Fashion is that what nobody wants explanation for.
Design is that what needs no explanation.” – Stoeckel
The design is a feeling in the soul, a perception of the senses. In our work, design is expressed in spaces that are being inhabited and as such they set up the conditions for our way of life. But, by no means can design be separated from functionality.
We at “Bondart” Studio strive towards good design, but never at the expense of the client’s needs or compromising on the functionality of the spaces we design.
And YES – balance exists and it can be found within reason.