So you buy in Greece a property and want to hire an interior architect? Step by step: from zero to successful project completion with Alexandros Hoholis: an interior architect with a studio based in Kalamata, Greece.
Make your property to your home: hire an interior architect
Houseinpeloponnese.com helps you find and invest in houses or apartments in the Peloponnese. But the purchase is just a beginning of the “my-home-in-Greece-process”. Step two is to get the purchased house and apartment to become your dream home. It is important to find trusted local companies that can implement the customization and modernization you want.
Elias and I will recommend you to hire Alexandros Hoholis: an interior architect with a studio based in Kalamata, Greece. He specializes at visualizing 3d renders of interior and exterior spaces, before the construction implementation, always taking into consideration the uniqueness of each project. He works with both private and corporate clients.
Interior projects, like all projects in creative fields, require the architect to understand the wishes. And that the customer in turn understands the process and knows what he is paying for.
I asked Alexandros the following question: Can you tell us how you start and work on your projects? What information do you need to make an offer?
Step by step: from zero to successful project completion
A critical part at our profession is the way we work on a project. We can call that way architectural workflow. In the following points I am going to explain the exact steps that I take from the inception of any project up to its very final stages.
- Space measurements: Following on from measuring the space to be decorated I need to assess the customer needs, both in terms of the aesthetic part of the decoration but also the functionality of the space.
- Customer needs: Αt this stage, I discuss all the needs with the customer and I write them down in order to design something that works as well as it looks, since form follows function.
- Moodboard-Colorpalette: This is the part when we decide how our design will look like. Sometimes customers come to me and they already have a clue about what they are looking for, but they just don’t know the whole part. At this stage I make a research on the net on similar projects and I work on a wanted atmosphere. Then I present and communicate that moodboard with the client. They say one image is a thousand words and this is exactly what happens. After that stage I always know what my client likes or deslikes.
- Renders: This is where everything happens. Rendering is a modern computer graphic work which is done with a help of a well known architectural software. I specialize at this part and I strongly believe that this step is critical and defines the hole project. Essentially renders are computer-designed images that reflect the aimed design of the space and provide an exceptionally good representation of the actual work that is going to be implemented. A fundamental benefit of these renders is that they will enable customers to compare different materials among them and see the bounces of light reflecting on them – the way light is distributed in interior spaces is fundamental to their visual perception. This step is always a thrilling one and for me it is the most fascinating of the whole process as I believe it is for the clients.
- Detailed construction plans: Here, I organize the construction that will take place in detail, including factual measurements so that I can provide an estimated construction cost.
- Construction supervision: Finally, in order to everything go as planned, I will supervise the construction process and ensure the appropriate raw materials are used so that we achieve the best possible outcome close to the original render
Now in order to make an offer, usually we plan a meeting with the customer at their space. An alternative could be an email with photos of interior and exterior. Then we discuss some basic needs and information about the space. At any case I should be aware about the square meters. Take a look on project “The small black kitchen” from Kalamata. Everything on 50 kvm.
If it is a small project we might even come to a conclusion about some things that need to be changed and which should be left as they are. After that I am ok to write down an analytic offer with all the above steps.