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4. Structural glazingStructural glazing is used as the external skin of modern building facades. The glass facade brings in ample natural light throughout the day and maximises the outdoor views. However, one drawback is that a glass facade traps a lot of heat within the building and may result in higher cooling costs.Find a Houzz professional to advise you on structural glazing
Fee structureArchitects usually charge the homeowner a percentage of the cost of the whole building project as their fee.Some firms charge a consultation fee on the basis of rate per square foot multiplied by the total built-up area of the project.Alternatively, the architect can also quote on a fixed cost or lumpsum payment, depending upon the total scope of work.Now you must combine these facts and your sense of judgement to select the best architect who suits your budget, time frame and design style.Read more:Busted! 5 Myths About Hiring an ArchitectArchitecture & Art: Architects Reveal Their Alter EgoTell us: Have you worked with an architect recently? How did you go about shortlisting an architect for your home? Share in the Comments section below.
The front door leads to a family room. The double-height windows open up views to the lush outdoors and allow plenty of natural light in, making this a bright, welcoming spot in which to spend time in. “To design this space, we specially handpicked and sourced all the furniture and lighting from abroad to give the area a smart, sophisticated look. To break the uniformity of the seating, we added a wooden chest that we made on site,” Tosar says.Tiles: Michel Angelo; paint: Asian Paints