Introduction to Architecture

Human beings require living spaces for us to live, work, play, learn, shop and eat. These structures, however, do not build themselves. This is where the role of an architect comes in. Private or public, indoors or outdoors, building or complexes, architects are responsible for designing all of these places. They are known to transform structural images and plans into a living reality through their expertise in the arts and science. While the client might be the primary decision maker in the overall theme and aesthetics of a new building, architects are the ones who will specify the materials that go into the construction of the establishment. The client typically defers to the architect on most decisions since this is the essence of hiring an architect.
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An architect specifies a list of architectural deliverables at the pre-design and schematic design stage. During the initial stage, they wear multiple hats such as product specifiers by selecting the relevant materials, products, and systems for a project. Then at the developmental design phase, they will do an outline specification on where to obtain these products. This is also the stage whereby an architects’ job becomes bottom-up as he negotiates with suppliers, sub-contractors in addition to gathering the relevant specifications in preparation for project bidding. They will coach the construction team about the material and product selections, their applications and the necessary integration needed for the project to come to fruition. All materials and product substitutions would have been made during the final contracts although there is still room for client changes, lead times and value-engineering at this phase.

An Architect’s Dilemma

While many architects desire to come up with the most aesthetically pleasing landscapes possible, there remains one main hurdle that could put a dent in this goal. That would be the construction of a drainage system – the foundation of every modern day structure.

The need for a drainage system usually poses a problem to the beauty of a landscape. This is due to the use of the unappealing utilitarian drainage gates such as drain covers, which can ruin the overall look of a development. However, if you are an architect, you will no longer have to worry about the unsightly drain grates affecting the quality of your work with Jonite’s custom-made, stone trench drain covers.

Here at Jonite, we strive to incorporate practicality with beauty. We provide detailed and exquisite craftsmanship that will elevate the architectural aesthetics of a landscape by designing durable and long-lasting trench grilles drain grates that blend seamlessly into any flooring. Jonite will assist you in achieving your vision of an impressive landscape without any flaws. Trench grates specially made for landscape architects.

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