Posted by Sunaabh on March 02, 2003 at 08:38:15:
In Reply to: New house posted by Nayla H.A.A.J on March 01, 2003 at 21:13:57:
You have not mentioned where you belong to/ or where your land is located.
One of the ways to achieve what you desire is to invite architects from your area to participate in a design competition for your project.
A design competition involving architects from your state may be more useful since they will be aware of the building codes prevelant in your area and also about other parameters concerning critical physical land characteristic and building prcedures.
And, if you want broaden the search further, You may extend the competition to architects globally with more details...
Competitions like this are not complicated or difficult to hold. They are normally governed by Bodies controlling Architectural practices. It would be a great idea to get in touch with such a body falling with in the jusrisdiction of the area your land is in.
In India, from where I am, you have the Council of Architecture, India Habitat Center, Core 6A !st Floor, Lodhi Road, New Delhi: 110003. who can help you with the details. You may also visit the web pages of another such Organisation, The Indian Institute of Architects at the following link http://www.iia-india.org for more details.
And yes, one more thing before I forget, Its a good idea to explore the net for design trends. As far as getting an idea about what you want, its kind of OK, but, it would be better if you, list out what you want in your house, the looks, style etc, etc.. and let your architect know what exactly you want, leave the rest to him to formulate a functional, asthetic and economically intelligent solution to those requirement. This is something only for the pro, best left to the professionals to handle.
I hope you will now be able to proceed more comfortably and will soon be in a position to hire a suitable architect for your project. Wishing you all the very best..
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