THE POWER TO CREATE

THE POWER TO CREATE

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 07:33

Contemporary architecture has the potential to meet the needs of tomorrow

In days when it seems that the world has stopped stopped in its tracks, we begin to pay attention to details which until recently we found of little significance. Millions of families who now have to work and study at home discover the limitations and opportunities of their homes. The apartments and houses that until recently were residential space only, now need to replace the workplaces, the schools, the universities.

This historical moment is an opportunity for us to reevaluate the role of well designed and structured residential, office, sale and administrative buildings. What unites them is the feel of space and tranquility they inspire into the visitor and the inhabitant. They have clearly organised separate zones and spaces; the used materials allow to easily maintain impeccable order and hygiene. The application of energy efficient and passive construction principles and technologies makes them not only more economical, but also safer.

That is why the spring of 2020 is possibly the most convenient time to rethink our relationship with architecture. To notice how important it is for our physical and psychological health, and to pay attention to the professionals who know it in details. Because what is a better period to get informed on who are the best professionals on the market that the one in which we have more time to think, plan and search for a home, office, store that fit the future's requirements for safety and comfort?

Quality contemporary architecture gives priority to people's comfort and security while at the same time combining them with care for the environment and nature's resources. At a first glance it seems logical to search for experienced and informed professionals in Sofia, as Bulgaria's capital is a natural magnet for talent. But when you have a broader look you will find that the picture is much more richer.

Creators of quality, innovative and modern architecture solutions are not concentrated solely in the big cities – as evident by V&V Architects studio (Stara Zagora, 75 Gospodin Mihaylovski St, +359 (0) 898 756 03, Pinterest: V&V Architects, Facebook: V&V Architects, www.vivarch.bg). Based in one of the most dynamically developing Bulgarian cities, the studio unites young and motivated professionals with rich experience in working on projects in the region and abroad. The expertise and innovative thinking of V&V Architects find application in a wide spectrum of tasks and projects – residential and industrial, commercial and public, interior. The studio's professionals approach each task with their trademark desire to give the best to the particular client and to find the golden mean between the investor's desires and taste, the particularities of the given project and the opportunities of modern materials and technologies. V&V Architects constantly improve themselves. This is seen as well in the fact that they are one of the few studios in Bulgaria using in their work the ВIМ standard for preparation of 3D documentation on the project's installations, outfits and details.

Partnership with an architecture studio with a wide portfolio of activities and rich experience is the best way to be sure in the quality of work. The reasons are clear: wide range of expertise, high level of know-how and competence in the latest construction and architecture trends. When working together with a studio we are also assured by the fact that a single team takes care of the complex processes of creating a project and materialising it.

You might search for specialists in interior design or for architects capable of managing every stage of design and construction of residential, public or industrial buildings. You will find the solution at ATM Architects Studio (Sofia, 3 Tsanko Tserkovski St, phone: +02 866 11 18, www.studioatm.com). The company is experienced in designing a wide range of projects and its many awards and satisfied clients stood evidence for the quality of its work. Its portfolio includes preliminary survey, architecture design, complex design, consultation, architectural drawing, author's supervision. The professionals at ATM Architects offer more than full solutions. They aim to use natural materials in their spaces in order to achieve the optimal combination of comfort of inhabitance and close contact with nature. The aim of ATM Architects towards architectural solutions with optimal mobility, balance of shapes, materials and spaces, and use of modern technologies makes them a reliable partner to all who look for optimised solutions for their project.

When we face the task of designing a more specific space it is recommended to seek the expertise of a narrow specialist.

Creating special spaces need professionals' knowledge for achieving the best in design. In this case the design of spa centres is an excellent example confirming that. The founder of Architectural Studio Intoarch (Sofia, 2 Emine St, phone: +359 888 220 722, office@intoarch.eu, rtiholova@intoarch.eu, www.intoarch.eu) Arch. Rumiana Tiholova has dedicated her talent to the mission of creating functional and contemporary spa centres with a warm welcoming atmosphere where the visitor feels comfortable and relaxed. In designing spa spaces the studio takes into consideration each stage of the process – from consulting and creating a conception to coordinating with health standards and regulations to author's supervision upon site. That is why it is hardly a surprise that Architect Tiholova's and her team's work stands behind projects in some of the most visited and popular luxury hotels in Bulgaria. The Architectural Studio does not limit its activities to narrow specializing. Its professionals are equally good in the designing of residential and public interiors, also in the design of family houses, holiday properties, public and multifunctional buildings.

The birth of the idea for a new building and interior is a pleasure without a match, as before our eyes appears something that will become the everyday residential, working and entertainment environment for a family or for thousands of visitors. Turning an excellent idea into a reality, however, is a demanding task. Yes, the layouts and the catalogues with furniture, materials and equipment appear alluring and promising. But when it comes to solving tasks such as installation construction, finishing and overhaul works, design and commissioning of furniture, and fitting, non-professionals might start to feel overwhelmed with duties and unsolvable problems.

Here professionals also prove invaluable.

The good architect and interior designer is aware that the final result will be unsatisfactory without author's supervision of every step of project realisation. Architect Nikolina Sergieva has turned this into her personal credo. The founder of Night Fox Design architecture and interior design studio (phone: 0888 416 772, www.night-fox.com) combines in her work interest in the latest novelties in the field, taste for minimalism and clean lines, interest in small spaces and residential interiors, experience in working on public buildings. She understands that a good interior is possible only when there is a strong connection and communication between designer and client. This is the way to create spaces that reflect best the inhabitants' personal tastes and characters. Satisfactory partnership with Night Fox Design is guaranteed by the packages for architecture and interior design for residential and public buildings that suit the budget, tastes and desires of potential clients. For quality realisation of your new home, it is recommended to use the option with included author's supervision.

How will contemporary architecture answer to the new times we are living in? It is hard to make hard prognoses, but some of the changes that are yet to arrive seem logical. The trend towards increased symbiosis of exterior and interior spaces will get stronger. At moments like the current one we realise how important it is to have a quick and easy, but at the same time safe, access to a garden or a larger balcony. That is why future quality projects will offer an easier connection between "in" and "out," allowing both us and our children to enjoy the sun, the grass and even the family vegetable garden without stress and worries.

The technologies allowing the creation of a "smart" home and office will continue to develop. The opportunities they give us to control from distance the heating, the lightning and other home systems will help us to decrease our utility bills. A step in this direction will be as well the increased construction of sustainable, passive and energy efficient buildings. The current events convinced us how interconnected is the world we live in and how important our individual actions' consequences can be. Responsibility towards society and environment is not a fad, but an ethical requirement. New technologies allow us to comply without sacrificing our comfort and security. This is win-win situation for everyone – us, the society, the planet.

The trend to create at home designated work spaces appeared significantly before 2020. But now it will gain prominence. We might dislike working at the office, but it often has conveniences that lack at home. Contemporary architecture and interior design will start to change this for the gain of the growing number of people who want and can work from home.

Times seem uncertain, but architecture is the achievement of human civilisation that embodies the idea of stability and resistance to change. Thanks to it and to the professionals in this field we can rest assured that we will inhabit spaces that are comfortable, safe and good for both our psychological and physical health.

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