Interior architecture.. architectural interiors.. what is it exactly? But mostly, does it add value to the good old interior design or is just a fancy way of calling it?
We could say that Interior architecture is the practice of designing a space inside a building that can be can be fixed. Usually it is refereed as the spatial art of environmental design, which through the elaboration and modification of shapes and forms, that concerns all aspects of the human uses of structural spaces. Put simply, Interior Architecture is the design of an interior in architectural terms
It could also be the initial design and plan for usage then later redesign to acclimate a different purpose or a heavily revised design for adaptive reuse of the building structure. A revised design is frequently part of common sustainable architectural practices, which re-elaborate an ambient or a structure, recycling the main elements and playing with them, in order to re design the space.
What is the role of the designer for this practice?
The role of the interior designer varies according to the typology of the specialization in this case. Either it is more focused on decorations, soft furnishings and small scale projects, another may be more concerned with larger projects involving technical as well as artistic and aesthetic skills.
The practice of interior architecture requires designers to consider pretty much everything to do with the building of an interior space that will affect human habitation, including materials, finishes, electrical requirements, plumbing, lighting, ventilation, ergonomics, and intelligent use of space.
Interior designers with training in interior architecture will usually be present at, and have an important say during all stages of the construction process, from the initial plans right through to the finishing touches.
In every project we design, we always bare in mind the balance of the space taking into account all elements of the build and as interior designers as well, all aspects of the planning and designing of interior spaces in the built environment, to always deliver a progressive result.