Design of Smart Homes

Design of Smart Homes

Everyday our lifes getting more directed by technology. Smart homes become more popular and it will place an important place in our lives.

Smart home technology was created to provide automatic and coordinated operation of all systems of life support and safety. It recognizes changes outside and inside, reacting to them appropriately because of the user’s command or independently.

Smart Home

The main feature of this technology is the integration of individual subsystems and devices into a single complex which is controlled by the automation.

Modern apartments, flats, cottages, country houses represent a sophisticated engineering complex. Smart home is able to take on the responsibility for the management of energy system, heating systems, plumbing, ventilation and conditioning.

The work of such systems must be coordinated so that the owner will have a possibility to get  the maximum benefit from using them. Thus, the batteries will not heat a room with open windows pointlessly and wireless technologies will allow the client to be informed of any emergency situation immediately, no matter where he is.

Today smart homes technologies attract more and more people who appreciate comfort and modern technical solutions. However, it should be noted that the arrangement of the smart home is a serious step and the final result depends on how well the prepare for selection, installation and commissioning of all systems was made.

One of the options for creating a smart homes are DIY solutions when a user manually constructs and connects the smart devices. Typically, these solutions are offered “out of the box” and they do not need special settings.

However, professional systems that are called Custom Install are more interesting – professional companies install and configurate them, moreover, the project of such decisions is often discussed during the stage of construction of the house.

What we need to pay attention?

A smart home should not be initially designed as a standalone system. It is necessary to foresee ways of interaction with higher-level systems, e.g. control systems for buildings, emergency systems as well as systems of resource metering and systems of content delivery. It turns out that firstly it is necessary to have a possibility for interaction with the outside world, in order to provide the highest quality service which is provided to the user.

That is why design of a smart home system has the same importance as the design of the building in which the system is installed. Of course, if there’ll be an error, consequences will not be fatal, but periodic defects in the work of air conditioners and disconnection of water supply because of the improperly installed sensor leaks will not allow to use the room in a full way.

There is only one way to prevent possible problems: to create a project. Undoubtedly, there is a possibility that during the time of creation of drawing and putting the house in operation the owners may get additional requests, so the correct plan should always have the potential for some expansion of the system, so you won’t have to change everything that has been already done.

Smart home

Ideally, design of a smart home system should begin simultaneously with the design of the building (or apartment), because a fairly large number of electrical and signal cables are involved in this system, and there’ll be impossible to hide them under the plaster.

In addition, it is necessary to provide not only space for the equipment, which will definitely need ventilation, but also to hide hatches for access to the cable routes at key points. Thus,  on the initial stage of design an architect and an engineer should work together.

The first step in this work is the creation of a conceptual design. It should describe all tasks which this system will do. This information is needed for the preliminary selection of equipment, which details in turn  can affect the characteristics of the entire system.

The design of smart homes control is created based on the needs of the consumer. A response to each request is a device that performs a particular task. The combination of such devices is the periphery of the smart home. The component parts of the system are the sensors that provide information about the status of the objects of the physical world and actuators which provide the impact on the condition of the objects in real world according to the commands.

There are also networks of data collection, networks of distribution of the commands, that receive data from sensors and give commands to actuators, and a DCS, for example the condition of sensors and actuators.

There are some more main parts of the system of the smart home control which are the client application and the intellectual core which is a software system responsible for the work of smart devices.

It is important to remember that one of the important challenges is to ensure the connectivity of sensors and actuators with the core of the control system. The system of communication must provide a reliable identification of the active devices, must have enough bandwidth and must support the easy integration with new devices.

Home Automation

Ways of Organizing Smart Homes Network

There are three ways to organize smart homes network: to use wireless technologies, to lay special cables or to use power cables. There are two types of wireless systems: with a fixed topology and a mesh network. The first option is a classic network that is designed and deployed manually.

The second option is more promising and it is a network which can be configured by itself and it is based on the protocols like Z-Wave, ZigBee, Bluetooth and others. Wired systems are based on serial protocols like 1-wire. Their obvious disadvantage is the necessity of laying the special cables.

After gathering all the necessary information about the system you can make a technical  assignment for design, that is the second phase. It is important that the customer at the time of writing a technical task already has an understanding of the cost of the system and of the functions which it can provide.

After the preparation of the technical task the third stage comes, it is the development of a detailed project including all the documents: the set of construction drawings, equipment specification, schedule of works, etc. Installers, adjusters, an architect, a designer and other specialists work here together, that allows to take the wishes of the owners into account.

Smart HomeThe result of the work on the project is a complete set of documents about the established system that satisfy the needs of the owners and takes into account the specification of a particular house or apartment. The client receives a detailed equipment specification and functional diagrams, also he receives drawings, a magazine about cables, schemes of electrical and instrument cabinets, etc.

Today technological progress which brings new benefits and convenience to our lives has filled the daily life of every modern person with different innovations. These technological innovations also affect the spheres of life.

The natural human instinct to have a comfort was the reason of the development of a high-tech system, with the help of which it became possible to carry out centralized management of all house equipment. Proper design of systems and the use of technology allow to fully enjoy the advantages that the smart home offers  and to equip the home of your dreams.

Audio Equipments for Interior

Audio equipment as a design element of the interior

This week we decided to analyze the most frequently asked questions and myths from the sphere of audio equipments. For a starting point we decided to use the most interesting moments about which the listeners of audio programme «Sound» written in reviews and the stories of their own audio systems.

Today we will talk about what the modern equipment from the point of view of interior design for home and beyond.

Bang and Olufsen - Beovision

Example  installation of Bang and Olufsen – Beovision

A tangle of wires and bulky cabinets with home audio systems— what to do with that?

Acoustic systems of Hi-Fi class are not luxury items anymore, they has become an indispensable attribute of a modern home. As it is a full-fledged element of interior design, acoustics can become a harmonious continuation  of design or it can entirely destroy its perception.

It is better to take care of this during the early stage of audio equipments installation. There are specially trained people for that, who can give a recommendation for the installation of equipment using the information about the size, the shape of the room, the  materials and  the interior.

One of the most common problems that our clients have is the wires. The showcases in most of the shops do not show all the technical nuances that may occur with the direct use of the audio equipments.

A buyer sees a beautiful photo and just forgets about such nuances as cable management. Of course, on the market of Hi-Fi and Hi-End equipment there are wireless systems, but they also work using the net so it’s impossible to get rid of all the wires.

Wire Organizer

There are many solutions to this problem. For example, there is specialized furnitures that provides convenient location for “hardware,” and a possibility of hiding the hidden cables in the walls of furniture. In this case the manufacturer of such furniture takes into account all nuances, up to a possible heating of the equipment.

In most situations this approach helps to reduce the time for preparatory work, not to ruin the walls, and most importantly to place the audio system so that it would not only have a good sound but it would also have a nice look.

Today it is not popular to put bulky equipment for show off, although it was popular in the 80s. People think primarily about ergonomics and space efficiency. It is possible to order something and build it into the interior, but in some situations it is necessary to consult with a specialist.

If we continue the theme of convenience, we would like to consider a huge number of existing solutions that provides system control with the use of smartphones and tablets. In Audiomania we use a system called Bitvise which solves the necessary tasks and does not give any discomfort during the settings.

These systems provide sufficient flexibility in order to adapt the control elements for your own design. The system works using Wi-Fi, and we can turn the music on anywhere in the house.

So it is possible to work with the whole home cinema system, but if there is no desire to buy specialized furniture, you can move all equipment to another room. Such a room can be quite compact, the only nuance which is needed is a sufficient ventilation.

Old Audio Equipments

I have my own restaurant, but the old acoustics from home looks strange. What am I doing wrong?

Unfortunately, the owners of bars, restaurants and cafes generally don’t pay enough attention to the acoustics of an area. There is a myth about expensive professional equipment, so people often buy an amateur or a car audio equipment and use it for other purposes. As a result, it quickly fails, because even if they seem to serve for the same purpose, the effect of a sound system which is designed for the car cannot give the same effect to a restaurant. 

“People are trying to invent a bicycle. Perhaps they are guided by the fact that the professional audio equipments will cost more, the word “professional” always scares them. Unlike what’s known professional audio equipments which are designed for voice acting, for background music are cheap.

Thus it is necessary to think about the conditions of the environment in which the system will be used. For outdoors waterproof and frost-resistant acoustic systems are needed. Here it is necessary to take the class of protection from moisture into account. It’s one thing if we are talking about the open veranda of the restaurant, and it’s another thing if we talk about the sauna on a completely different level of humidity.

“There are very interesting and beautiful landscape solutions. You should read carefully if they should be used for internal or external use. If the speaker looks like a beautiful stone, it does not mean that it can be placed on the road. It is necessary to look what class of protection from moisture it is.

If it is assumed that the speaker will be put in the lowlands, then the equipment must be of the appropriate class or it is necessary to refocus and put the speaker to another place. Fundamentally nothing will change, plus or minus 1,5 m — it is not very important, and the system will make you and your guests happy for a longer time,” – shares  the user his experience.

Visaton FRS 10

/ Speakers Visaton FRS 10 WP/8 are manufactured in a plastic shell with integrated protective grid which gives them a nice appearance and a good moisture resistance

Design and installation of professional audio systems require appropriate knowledge and experience. So if you are worried about the comfort and the image of your institution, you should contact a special firm.

Home system won’t suit in this case. For background sound and also for voice announcements sometimes the so-called “translational” audio equipments usually used. It is called sometimes as «100-volt». There is a well established term for it abroad – “public address”.

Such systems allow to transmit sound for distances up to several hundred meters. It is necessary to stretch a separate cable to each speaker when you use traditional Hi-Fi systems, but when you use “public address” systems it is not required. You can simultaneously connect as many speakers as you like.

Special multi-media players, microphones and such sources can be used as the sound sources. Mixer-amplifier, where acoustic systems are connected to, increases its signal and, if it is necessary, distributes it.

You can have a separate street veranda with your own music or VIP-hall where the notifications will not sound. When you choose an amplifier, it is recommended to consider a little extra capacity to make it work not at the limit.


10 Unusual Restaurants from all over the world

A very good way to promote the restaurant is to design it in the broadest sense of this word. To create an unusal restaurants. Institutions pay attention not only to the appearance of menu and interior, some of them go further and build a promotion strategy using the general “strangeness”. Today we present to your attention the material about 10 unusual restaurants from all over the world which are seriously stand out from the crowd of “ordinary” institutions.

Top 10 Interior Design Mistakes

Top 10 Interior Design Mistakes

The creation of a new interior is always not easy. We wish it’ll be both stylish and exquisite, beautiful and sophisticated. But at the same time it is important for the room to have the character of those people who will live inside, so it should be individual and special.

Of course in such an important matter it is impossible to avoid the mistakes! They are made not only by those people who are trying to create comfort with their own hands, but even by the experienced professional designers.

Here is 10 most frequent mistakes in design. I hope that knowing of what you shouldn’t do will help you to create more successful interior.

  1. Artificial plants:artificial plants


    Just once and for all say a decisive “no” to artificial flowers in the interior. Believe me, they would’t fit absolutely anywhere, there is no need to try to find a suitable place for them – they just need to be thrown out. The only exception is artificial trees for interior, but they need to be chosen very carefully!


  1. Furniture with upholstery which cannot be cleaned:wrong upholstery

    No matter how attractive a white velour sofa is in the interior of black and white living room and no matter if your family has perfectionism in terms of cleanliness, believe me the spots on the sofa will appear soon! So when you are choosing furniture always think about how you can clean the upholstery when it’s necessary!


  1. One-color interior:one color interior

    Beige room… Looks like a perfect option, right? But this interior looks boring and impersonal. The same applies to any other colors. It is much better not to use one color in the interior, but to use the combination of two or three shades.


  1. “Naked” windows:naked windows

    Only the design of apartments in the style of high-tech or loft involves the lack of windows (and even then not always), in any other cases, the window should be carefully and thoughtfully decorated.


  1. The lack of the light:poor lighting

    Any tricks for creating a perfect interior will be useless if the room has not enough light. The lighting aspect must be carefully thought out! Of course, the interior design of the bedroom and the interior design of the kitchen require totally different approaches to light.


  1. Too many accessories:too many accessories

    Of course, accessories and decorative elements give the room a lived-in appearance and a character of its inhabitants, but in the same time they can simply make the room cluttered and untidy. So remember that it’s important to do everything with a measure.


  1. Useless things:too many things

    Perhaps Hollywood celebrities think that it’s normal to decorate their huge home with incredible and totally useless installations and designer furniture, but in reality it’s just silly to fill the space of apartment with useless things.


  1. An apartment in the General style:boring interior

    In extremely rare cases it is possible to make several rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a hallway in the General style so that it will look stylish and not boring. Usually the rooms are just getting too similar and they lose the individuality.


  1. Wires in a visible place:untidy wires

    Believe me, there is no interiors which will look nice with the harnesses of wires which are stretching across the room. You should always (!) mask the cables!


  1. Too many photos:full of frames

    There’s no need to explain that, because too many pictures hanging on the walls look out of place in any interior.


How to Choose a Dishwasher

The tip: How to choose a dishwasher and don’t regret about it

Take the tips of Midea experts into account.

Midea is a famous manufacturer of the household equipment. The equipment of the companies take the smallest nuances of the needs of modern families into account.

  1. Make the selection of the model by the size of the kitchen
    Midea Dishwasher

If the kitchen can not boast square meters then bet on the modern embedded model which width is not more than 45 cm. Choose a full-sized dishwasher with an innovative rocker INNO WASH and with a drying system Turbo Dryi
ng: that will allow you to wash and to dry used dishes quickly.

     2. Take a look at the dishwasher with the third basket.

Midea Dishwasher

For example the Midea MID60S900 dishwasher provide the third basket called Infinity. It not only allows to place the cutlery comfortably, but that also increases the maximum loading of the machine, depending on the width of the device. To improve the quality of the washer there is a 3rd top sprinkler over the basket Infinity.

 3. Buy the equipment only with the Express Wash option

Midea Dishwasher

Smart tech not only simplifies your life but it also saves your time. The option of the express wash allows to reduce the time of household chores and to enjoy the precious moments with your loved ones.


7 Golden Rules for the Kitchen Design

7 golden rules for the kitchen design

Want to know all about the correct design of the kitchen? Get acquainted with the main points.

It is a difficult task to make the kitchen properly. Today we are sharing the rules of kitchen design with you that will help you to avoid mistakes.

We spend so much time at kitchen on daily bases. It is a place where we cook, eat, and even become socialized with our family and friends. No matter if small or big, we always want our kitchen to look clean, clear and lovely. It must be a part of our house where we relax, where we enjoy our food and drink. It is not hard to maintain a cozy atmosphere in your kitchen. In this article we categorized the golden rules about the kitchen design. Believe me, your kitchen and life will change right after this post! Do you want to know all about the correct design of the kitchen? Get acquainted with the golden rules.

  1. Work triangle

kitchen work triangle

Did you ever heard about the work triangle? If you didn’t know it before, your life is about to be enlightened. Work triangle is a path which is considering cooking place, sink and fridge. This triangular path shouldn’t exceed 6 meters for your comfort and speed during the cooking or cleaning processes. As you can understand why the triangle shape is chosen for these triplets, the main point is that you shouldn’t put these elements as a line next to each other. If you have a U shaped kitchen, you can have cooking places on your one side and refrigerator on your other side while the sink is staying in front of you. Or if you have a corridor kind of kitchen, you can have cooking place and refrigerator on same line, while having sink on the other side, in front of them. In L shaped kitchens, you can have sink and fridge on same line while stove is staying on the other leg.

  1. A flooring

kitchen flooring

The decision about the flooring of the kitchen is not an easy deal as it seems. Kitchen is a place you must clean in each step, even if you are careful. While you are selecting materials for flooring of the kitchen, you must pay attention to pick up the ones that are easier to care for. You wouldn’t like to choose to live with the one easily damaged. Eventually changing the kitchen flooring is a quiet bit of job. Therefore flooring material you choose must be fairly resistant to the possible external damages. Don’t fall in the trap of those beautiful glossy tiles! It is easy to slip there. If you are fan of kitchen rugs, be sure that they are stable with stickers on the floor, not moving easily.

  1. Color scheme

kitchen black color

Even if dark colors become more popular in recent years and seems cool, it is better not to choose them as a background of your kitchen. Dark colors tends to decrease the size of your kitchen on visual perception. In this case, choosing dark colors as accessories in your bright kitchen will be more effective. This way you can highlight your accessories or special items such as coffee machines and have a nice accent. For the big, bright and clean looking kitchen, we suggest you to take the neutral colors as base for the décor and textiles.

  1. A practical kitchen apron

kitchen apron

The working wall in the kitchen often plays a decorative role emphasizing the style which you’ve chosen. The materials you are selecting for this area is a matter of life. Pay attention to the materials, you must select the ones that can be easily cleaned as a wall tiles, hardly damaged to be more longlasting. Be careful about their practicality and ease of care. The best solution is to use an apron as a kind of continuation of the countertop. In fure we will be publishing more detailed post about how to choose the countertop.

  1. A practical countertop

countertop kitchen

That time when a countertop was mainly with the structure of marble or granite is gone. Today there is a huge selection of countertops which are made of composite materials, which can significantly save your budget and match any desired color. The main principle which is important to remember is the practicality and the resistance to high temperatures. Otherwise you can easily face with a problem of hot pot trace which will eventually stay in front of you.

  1. Right lighting

kitchen lighting

Place decorative pendant lights or a common light source above the dining room and install additional lighting above the work area (sink, stove, desk). For more convenience you can use dimmers which will help you to adjust the brightness of the lighting depending on the time of day. It is important to have some led lighting which you can apply to the won part of your upper cupboards. If you want to have a brighter kitchen, you must select a glass material with lighting for the place between your work area and cupboards. This way you can also select a motive or design to print on the glass where you would be receiving light.

  1. Hide the equipment

We are sure you agree that the less devices are located everywhere, the more neat and ordered the room looks itself. It is even better to hide a dishwasher and a refrigerator behind the facade of the kitchen. Having a clean and neat look in the kitchen will satisfy you more and bring the quality of your kitchen forward.

Selecting Fireplaces for Your Interiors

Selecting Fireplaces for Your Interiors

All houses have their own styles and everybody has their own tastes. Having a fireplace was a must need especially for winter times since the technology developed and heaters came out. But the ambiance and the feeling fireplaces are giving stayed indispensable. Choosing or changing the fireplace in our houses is not a big thing that we are overstating. It must seem decorative and beautiful of course but it also needs to be functional. The fuel type is also effective while choosing the fireplace. So how to choose the convenient fireplaces for our houses? Is it always a big work? Can we have a fireplace without doing constructive work in our houses? Which options do we have? We tried to answer all your questions about fireplaces in this post.

The first thing that we must consider is for what purpose we are going to use the fireplace. Even it is seems not logical, in so many houses fireplaces are staying only as a decorative item without used. So let’s find out which are our options for fireplaces.

Selecting Fireplaces by their working principles

Fireplaces with Wood

fireplaces with wood

These are the most traditional fireplaces which are functioning by using wood as a fuel. For this kind of fireplaces, there must be convenient chimney which is connected directly to the fireplace to create the airflow. When compared to the other fireplaces, the fireplaces with wood is the one which is giving the best heat and scrunch sound of the burning wood. With this kind of traditional fireplaces, you would need other functional at the same time decorative accessories such as metal sticks to interfere the fire, log holders and some storage for the woods. Also you can always add iron doors for your fireplace, which is preventing little sparks to scatter around and also seems decorative and giving your house an ancient, and traditional look.

Fireplaces with Gas

fireplaces in gas

These kind of fireplaces are using gas as a fuel. Since the natural gas started to become wide spread used in houses, the preference of fireplaces which are working with natural gas also increased. These kind of fireplaces are perfect for those who doesn’t have a place in their house to build a chimney for the fireplace. Therefore by preferring these kind of fireplaces, you are becoming free to choose in which part of your house, you are going to locate your fireplace. When compared to the traditional fireplaces which are using wood, choosing fireplaces working with gas is more eco-friendly solution. The stones and woods you often can see in these kind of fireplaces working with gas are generally there for decorative purposes and made up of artificial materials to imitate the ambiance as traditional fireplaces create.

Fireplaces with Electric

electric fireplaces

The fireplaces working with electric are the ones which are the most economical solution for the fireplace lovers. Compared to the other solutions, fireplaces working with electric are more preferred as a decorative objects. Because these kind of fireplaces has a purpose of visual effect of fireplace by using light games and they actually doesn’t serve its main purpose which is heating the room. In recent years, the preference of these kind of electric fireplaces increased because of their modern looks and the possibility of easy portability.

Fireplaces with Liquid

fireplaces with liquid

These fireplaces are functioning with a material called bioethanol that is obtained by plants. Fireplaces that are working with bioethanol are not requiring a chimney system. The bioethanol is a completely natural and health-friendly material and eco-friendly also preferred because of its sustainability. This material, with the supplementation of red color, is creating a fire which is smell and smoke free. The carbon dioxide gas its creating after firing is so much less that it is not creating any health problem. The heat amount that these fireplaces are providing is also so much low. Bioethanol fireplaces are more convenient for the people who are preferring to have fireplaces more as a decorative unit in their houses.

Fireplaces by their materials

Stone Fireplaces

stone fireplaces

Stone fireplaces are also preferred quite a lot because you can use them easily for the outdoor as you can use them in indoor. Stone fireplaces are the most traditional and natural solution among other choices. Because of the rigidness and durability of the stone, we can say that they are quite long lasting fireplaces. Granite, limestone, marble materials can be choices for these kind of fireplaces. Stone Fireplaces are also known as Rustic Fireplaces according to the ambience they create. They are quiet often chosen as a matter of fact, in the country houses, wood houses and chalets.

Brick Fireplaces

brick fireplaces

These fireplaces that are made up of bricks are also chosen according to their durability and time-resistant. Bricks are also energy efficient materials and they don’t require maintenance. Brick fireplaces also a good choice for outdoor use. With the ambience they create, they are also a strong candidate for the rustic style of decoration. As stone Fireplaces, they are also preferred in country houses and mountain houses.

Selecting Fireplaces by their models

Wall mounted fireplaces

Wall mounted fireplaces

Wall Mounted Fireplace models are more convenient for the fireplaces which are requiring a use of chimney. These fireplaces are also generally preferred to be able to use the same chimney for both indoor and outdoor fireplaces that are mounted in the two sides of the same wall. The other reason why you can choose to have the fireplace which is wall mounted is to have fireplaces on preferred height which are not needing chimneys. They also accommodate the minimal style of your house as a more modern interoperation of fireplaces.

U type fireplaces

U type fireplaces

These fireplaces are generally preferred when there is a column in the middle of the room. These column is generally expanded with the coating material, and these kind of fireplaces are created which can be seen from three different sides. U type fireplaces which are not requiring chimneys are mostly preferred for these model of fireplaces but also it is possible to use the ones with chimney by a little bit of construction work.

L type fireplaces

L type fireplaces

L type fireplaces are a decorative and modern solution for the traditional fireplaces while it is easier to use them with other fireplaces which are not requiring chimney. With these fireplaces it is possible to enjoy the fire and the belongings of the fireplaces from two sides. By preferring L type fireplaces you can also show the interior material of the fireplace and create an attractive detail in your interior.

Island Fireplaces

Island Fireplaces

These fireplaces are generally preffered as ceiling mounted. These kind of fireplaces are mostly the ones that are not requiring chimneys. They are used as a decorative and a sculptural items in the interiors and they are also called as firepits. They are like an island inside of the room that can be interacted all around. While choosing these kind of unsheltered fireplaces, we should be more careful especially for the children and the animals.

What are the differences between interior architect and decorator?

What is the conflict between interior architect and decorator professions? Which line is separating their duties? What are their working principles? Which level of contribution they can create in an interior?

Since so many years, architects were also designing the interiors. According to the developing technology and the increment over social life, the need of interiors in different purposes was aroused. The functionalities of the interior, the purpose of use and user requests started to be effective over the interiors. The interiors were then designed by architects as shells and mostly over touched by decorators. The requirements over interiors created emerge of a profession which was always there but not named. There are still conflicts over the explanation of profession interior architecture, how it segregate itself from architecture and decoration. In this article, we will try to explain what interior architecture is and what an interior architect does?

What are the main differences between interior architecture and decoration?

interior design model 3d

Who is Interior Architect? What does an interior architect does?

Architects inspired by the depths of the history and the architectural history are opposed to the separation of architects both inside and out because most architects say that a structure is a complete and integral whole and that it must be designed together. In the contemporary world, there are some requirements in the interiors of some structures beyond the outside. In today’s world, contemporary structures can require very specific arrangements in the interior. Interior architects design interior spaces arranged independently from the outside in accordance with needs.

Interior architecture has become a separate occupational discipline in line with the needs of the time. An architect is obliged to cooperate with the interiors of the structure and the exterior.

Interior architect is a person who is capable of understanding the infrastructure of a building, designing the interiors, starting from the structure. An interior architect reorganizes and manages the structures and conducts all kinds of researches and designs in their projects. They work on the development and design work of the subjects belonging to the interiors.

Interior architecture is to organize all kinds of closed or semi-open spaces in a manner appropriate to the function of that space, without overlooking the structural and aesthetic values. In short, if it would define “Interior architecture is the art of adding meaning to the space.”

Interior architect needs to have a knowledge of physical requirements of an interior temperature, humidity level, and lighting, sound systems and etc., psychological requirements such as aesthetics, cultural levels, etc. of an interior.

An interior architect works as a team with architects, material providers, practitioners, artists and etc. Interior architecture is a team work, and the interior architect is the designer and the director of this duration starting from the research, till the last touches. An interior architect must complete this process in accordance with the art principles by taking account the wishes of the costumers and the economical possibilities.

Interior architecture is never to determine the location of the seats in the house, nor to place the purchased seats in their places.

Who is decorator? What does a decorator does?

interior architecture office

The word decoration is coming from “decoration” term in French. It is an ornament art based on beautifying the existing things. Decorator is a person who is not authorized to make changes over the structure of building. Decorator is a person who has a sense of art, has a broad point of perspective about aesthetics and help costumers about color combinations, furniture selection and accessories decisions to be used in the interiors.

In fact, decoration is the name given only by the interior architects to their practitioner team. The decorator is practitioners who move with the interior architect’s schedules in the direction of the fixtures they receive from the interior architects. Unfortunately, in so many places decoration is coincided with interior architecture.