The Internet periodical on architecture, urban planning and design archspeech.com published a material, enlarging upon the engagement of architects with contractors, the global idea needed by every bureau and the new design concept of RD Construction.
As the periodical itself notes in its feature, archspeech.com decided to expand the “geography” of its tours of Moscow architectural bureaus and visited the headquarters of the building contractor RD Construction.
The Internet resource pays attention to the fact that for IND Architects which won the tender for the office design project the key trump was BIM design. This approach enabled to minimize errors in calculations caused by the human factor and to optimize the detailed design development time.
“This is exactly what RD Construction sought at the bureau. With 2.5 months left before expiry of their previous office space lease agreement, it was necessary to create a new 2,200-sqm office from scratch during this tight timeline,” says archspeech.com.
The periodical points out that there was no time to draw up a detailed technical specification; on the other hand, the architects thoroughly studied the brand book which they used as the basis of their design, creating a lucid interior image from elements of the corporate style.
“It was important for RD Construction, as a building contractor, on the example of its own office, to create a sort of a showroom of quality parts and a broad spectrum of solutions,” says the portal. “This is why every division has its own specific design, despite the generally consistent style. In one of the rooms the architects lay the ceiling bare to demonstrate the high quality of cooling fan coil assembly from RD Construction, as well as the sophisticated MEP layout. In another room they test the idea of how light is perceived, when people see different shades and hues, looking at the ceiling from different points.”
The resource also paid attention to another hot trend which is extremely relevant in almost every project: import replacement.
For instance, the architects succeeded in finding an alternative to lamps made abroad, for RD Construction’s office,” says archspeech.
See the full version of this material on the website of the periodical.