Attention to detail means everything to us, as we aim to provide a personalized service to our customers. This can be perceived in our architectural projects and of course, in our interior design works.
A detail is simply a demonstration of the effort put into the implemented project. There are details that define on their own a specific function, such as the drip edge of a roof or the plinth that separates the public from the private on the edge of a pavement, and there are details that are more aimed at emotions, details that express the character of the person who have designed it or who will live in it, that is the production of desire. For this reason, there is often confusion between the terms detail and ornament, but far from that, the detail on each element has a purpose within the programmatic reorganization which allows users to live each place as they have dreamed it.
There are different ways of understanding detail. We are looking for details that contribute to the implementation of singular architectures, with contemporary languages and materials. Global, general details, which can define the surrounding works, details that could bring it all together as a whole.
Álvaro Siza makes an apology of this detail, as follows:
“ In my experience, the best details are usually those that are not consciously perceived. Ironically, details that are too well designed – on which too much emphasis is laid – can impair the overall appearance of a building. That is why it is important to develop a concept that does not set the detail in the foreground too much.”
Looking for that unique detail
Every detail has its particular placement because our customers require unique creations. Therefore, every item is developed from the initial conceptualization phase of the project, and grows up and matures with the process itself, in which client and team get to know each other. Personality, interests, background and motivations of those who will inhabit the building are key; it is very different to devise a guest area that is going to beexposed to neighbours, from one which should be private and for family use only.
Nowadays, these elements can achieve an even higher level of customization, thanks to new technologies such as 3D printing, through which we can develop amazing designs that were previously not manageable in 2D.
After this personalization process and with the above principles in mind, we are in the permanent search of functional, durable and high quality detail. This focus on attention to detail is evidenced in many of the projects in our DECO section. Some examples of this details are also the following images:
Speaking about global and unique details, these are particularly noticeable in buildings whose function is to act as representative element of brand identity. This is reflected in projects such as Credit One, Cardiac Research and Rehabilitation Center and soon, we will appreciate it in some of our new jobs as well.