Oxana Vatavu

The choice of tones for the façade design depends on the customer's taste preferences. Both can look equally interesting and stylish.

In this project, for example, the range of tones is quite large, but all four variants look bright and complete and absolutely appropriate.

I added contrasting window décor and bent ornaments on the gables for expressiveness here.
The light shades look fresh, open and welcoming.
And here I highlighted the bay window with a richly textured stone.
The deep gray may seem gloomy, but I think it fits the architecture of this house very well.

But you have to remember that a darker color will heat up more in the sun, which means the temperature inside will also rise in hot weather.

Also, saturated colors are more susceptible to fading.

Another important nuance - shades, even if in the project, sketch, visualization you are in full delight with the chosen color, in reality the selected color will be a little different, so you need to do test painting materials.

Maria Krasnova

I start work on the project with sketches, step by step moving with the customer towards the dream house. It's an important stage not to be underestimated, the design is still one of the most important ways of representation in architecture. Every time I find the right image, I'm excited about making a house special, with character and uniqueness.

Nicole Climanova

When you come to us for this service you can choose a complete facade project that includes photorealistic renderings of the house, in-depth detailing, utilities, exterior lighting schematics, bill of finishes, and detailed instructions on how to do the work.

Or a low-budget, light version, the conceptual design, which is more of a concept search, but also relies on accurate 3D modeling so the proportions are not affected, and includes a list of the main trim materials.

Maria Krasnova

We are working on a project. The façade designs that resonate with the client include the façade styles of half-timbered, Tudor and Provence.

We try on different variations on the house.

The customer opted for a striking look with contrasting half-timbered decor.

What made the facade so evocative? Firstly, the horizontal layout of the decorative cornices; secondly, the treatment of the walls with natural materials in relief; thirdly, the construction of the plinth at different levels.

The most contrasting part of the trim — is the upper, stucco floor with dark wood (half-timber) decoration. On the lower floor, we already used light decors in window frames to make them stand out against the colorful Bavarian masonry tiles. The light color of the stone of the plinth with its interesting pattern makes the house easier to look at individually and as a whole on any floor.

Nicole Climanova

The first sketch in the new project.

The customer likes the modern style and the light colors. Based on that, we suggest that the main body of the house be finished in several shades of plaster and add rustics on the bay window as a decoration. Make the plinth quite narrow, of graphite-colored stone, and combine it with planken inserts in vertical groups in some places.

Nicole Climanova

In addition to the design of the main house we also create an image of additional buildings (garage, gazebo, guest house) in the same style.

Nicole Climanova

Reviewing the archive with fresh eyes, we think about what else could be offered, what could be improved, and at the same time we draw out particularly good techniques for new projects.

When reviewing the archive with fresh eyes, we think about what options could be offered, what could be improved, and at the same time, we learn particularly good practices for new projects.

Nicole Climanova

Working with an already defined architecture severely narrows the architect-designer's options. But we try& to& find& the& pluses,& using& this& as& a& test& of& skill. Paying attention to details and little things, we accomplish our goal with small changes.

For example, here are a few ways to work on a project in the sketch phase. You think you just change the shape of the second floor window, and it changes the whole look and feel of the house.

The customer wants the second option. Which one do you prefer?

Nicole Climanova

All phases of the project are important. But the sketching part is the most important, in our opinion. It's through different ideas in the form of sketches that we establish a good rapport with the client, find a unique concept, and work out the details.

Nicole Climanova

We're going to try on a new project.

Wall cladding in travertine, sandstone scalloped corners, openwork wrought iron balcony railings.

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