Buildings have many functions, making the ability to measure their effectiveness difficult. Building Designers face the challenge of producing a product which is not only structurally adequate for the intended site but also to produce a building which is aesthetically pleasing and practical from the perspective of its intended use. We live on a Planet with finite resources. This is a fact which is impacting our generation more than any that went before us. The construction of buildings consumes vast amounts of resources and energy. The buildings of the future will be designed to minimize the impact on resource use while maximizing product return.
It is usually the case that, construction costs for poorly designed buildings exceed those for well thought out and well designed buildings significantly. A well designed building not only looks amazing but is specifically suited for it’s intended site. The geographic location of the site, the elevation of the site and the orientation of the site combined with all of the local considerations are of great importance.
Proper design of buildings for construction in Darwin is imperative. The Climate is hot and humid and the occupants of the structure need to be comfortable. The use of materials orientation and design layout are crucial elements which when combined effectively produce a building of real value. In addition to this, Darwin is subject to cyclonic weather activity during the wet season. At Viking West Building Design and Drafting we pride ourselves on our ability to produce a design which is not only structurally cyclone rated but cost effective to build.
Sustainable building design is about reducing the impact a building has on its environment. This impact is largely two fold. First there is the the impact resulting from the manufacture of building materials. Secondly, there is the impact associated with the the life of the building. In other words, for every building constructed an area of land is devoid of the capacity to harbor vegetation etc. It is therefore critical that the design process maximizes sustainable principles and minimizes any negative consequences to the environment. Viking West Building Design and Drafting has many years experience in designing buildings that are appropriate for their climate and have minimal environmental impacts.
Site specific/ individual Building Design is very important in Tropical regions. The Climate is hot and humid and the occupants of the structure need to be comfortable. The use of materials orientation and design layout are crucial elements which when combined effectively produce a building of real value. Darwin is located in the Tropical regions of Northern Australia. There are two distinct seasons; the wet season and the dry season. At Viking West Building Design and Drafting we pride ourselves on our ability to produce a building which looks amazing and is well suited to the climate it inhabits.
Our aim at Viking West is to Building Design Darwin which are cost effective, beautiful and functional. Because there are numerous ways of achieving this for any one project, the client comes first every time. We take what the proposed owner of the building is imparting and transform it into a project which they can be proud of. Proud, not only to own – but also to have inspired.
At the end of the day, it is the owner/ client that must be the most satisfied with the product. Some clients have a depth of detail they would like included in their design, while others look at our previous projects and are happy for us to advise and produce something that will work based simply upon discussions regarding “what type of things they like”.
Proper Planning and Design plays a key role in the construction of any building. The Design of a building and the related structural drafting must work together to produce a product which is practical, beautiful and cost effective. Drafting Darwin buildings and Designing structures which are a pleasure to look at and live in is what Viking West Building Design and Drafting pride themselves on. We have many years experience and are constantly updating our portfolio with Designs incorporating the latest Design Trends, Material Innovations and Construction Methods.
The decision to build is often spawned out of several factors. Those factors can include; the need for more space, a desire to upgrade current facilities and the desire to produce a structure worthy of pride and achievement. Often, the required financial investment is significant and often the real value of the completed project can be compromised by not getting the Design right to begin with. Not only must the project be put together using building materials and construction methods which are in tune with current practices and therefor cost effective.