MOURA MARTINS develops custom architecture projects in order to achieve client’s image and needs. Combining functionality and aesthetics, we design exclusive spaces that enhance everyday life, whether in the residential, commercial or corporate areas.
ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS HAVE DIFFERENT PHASES, that may vary depending on the complexity of the project. Our team is able to develop any of these stages, offering a complete and personalized service:
1. Property selection
The choice of the property is the first and one of the most important steps for the success of a project. The monitoring of the architect in this process is crucial. Our team will help to find the space according to the client needs. It is evaluated the state of the property and its main characteristics such as location or solar position. We also analyzed, with the competent authorities, which are the limits of construction and if there are any financial supports available for the project in question.
2. Preparation and brief
We analyze with the client his needs, desires and budget, in order to develop a custom architectural project. We checked all legislation and municipal plans for the site.
3. Concept design
The concept design is the first draft of the project according to what was defined in the previous phase. The project is presented through plans, elevations and sections. Depending on the situation can also present models and/ or 3D images.
4. Developed design/ Building control submission (licenses)
It results from a redefinition of the previous study after discussed with the client. The project is redesigned with the changes required in the previous stage (if any) and in coordination with other specialties. If applicable, we prepared the whole process for approval by the responsible entity and presented all the required drawings and written documents for this purpose.
5. Technical design
Includes elements designed and written that identify all construction details. Includes characteristics, references and quantity of the materials to use.
6. Furniture and other equipment/ Interior design
The choice of furniture and its deployment in space is also an important aspect of the project. An effective choice translates into a pleasant and functional space. We support our clients in choosing the best solutions, and when necessary we design customized solutions.
7. Building contractor selection
If desired, we also collaborate in choosing the work contractor. We help to analyze the different proposals conjugating several factors such as experience, time and price.
8. Construction monitoring
We perform technical assistance and monitoring during construction to ensure the follow-up project, the quality of materials, accuracy in the execution of details and the resolution of any problems or questions that may arise during the work.
“We always seek to present innovative solutions that in a simple, functional and elegant way respond to the needs of our clients.”
Sara Moura Martins
Architect and Founder of Moura Martins