Best Plan for Commercial Design in Nepal: Commercial Design Ideas
Commercial complexes are places where businesses sell products and services to customers. However, that’s not all the purpose they serve. The integrated approach today to keep customers coming back should be to create an environment where people can create experiences rather than just buy products. And that’s what well-planned commercial designs do.
When it comes to creating these commercial designs, a similar approach to designing residential houses may not work. While home designs revolve mainly around creating welcoming living spaces with unique personalities, commercial spaces emphasize style and functionality for businesses. And because these commercial spaces can range from restaurants and hotels to libraries, retail spaces, hospitals and banks, among others, commercial designs can’t be based on a set template.
The variety and scope of commercial design in Nepal is evolving and businesses are increasingly becoming aware of their importance. Business owners understand that these spaces need to be a perfect union of form and function. They have to serve unique functions based on what the space is being designed for, either it is industrial, office building or commercial complex design. And that’s why professional commercial design in Nepal is rapidly gaining traction.
Commercial Building Design
Commercial buildings, simply put, serve commercial purposes, be it financial, retail, hospitality or a wide range of other services. Each and every commercial building design has to be created with its unique purpose in mind. They have to be high quality, sturdy, visually appealing and flexible in use.
While when it comes to designing our own house we might like to play the role of an interior designer ourselves, commercial designs are more complicated than that. The intricacies of commercial building design include floor plans, elevations, interior design, renovation and remodelling, accessorizing and buildouts, among other things. Each and every one of these areas have to be carefully planned and executed to create commercial designs—simple, modern, traditional—that prospective customers might prefer.
Industrial Building Design
For industrial building designs, architects and interior designers have to emphasize creating a strong foundation—figuratively—of quality materials, process of manufacture, and the correct placement for machinery and other equipment.
A properly planned layout covering the aforementioned aspects make industrial processes more efficient. And contrary to popular belief, industrial building designs can be visually appealing too, provided the architects and interior designers work together to reflect the brand’s personality and bring to fruition brand-owners’ vision.
Such commercial designs can be simple or ambitious and can push the envelope in designing as a whole, as they provide a lot of room to experiment with. Use of materials such as timber, polycarbonate panels and white metal sheets create modern, minimalistic commercial designs, whereas black-painted steel panels if used correctly can give the industrial complex a dramatic, innovative appearance.
Apart from the aesthetic, strategic commercial designs for industries have to ensure smooth processes too, be it used for manufacture or storage and warehousing. The design has to revolve around reducing hazards from fire or other incidents by putting scientific safety measures in place.
Office Building Design
For the longest time, dull, boring office spaces made all the employees, and employers alike, hate going to work. Today officegoers, though still bogged down by the stresses of work, have found one respite at least, and that’s in the form of relaxing, comfortable office building designs.
Office buildings, even in Nepal, are no longer marked by long row of cubicles that suffocate their occupants. The likes of Apple and Google, with their personalized, employee-centric office building designs, have inspired thousands of offices around the globe to believe that happy employees are productive employees. And how happy they are is determined partly by how comfortable their office space is among others factors.
Rather than boxy, stuffy spaces, offices now usually follow an open plan. Not only does it make the space look more capacious, this approach also eases communication among departments and encourages employee interaction. And while previously accessories like beautiful light fixtures and plants were the mainstay of visitors’ lounge in office buildings, today they brighten and liven up each and every office corner, even boring administrative spaces.
Furthermore, the addition of nap pods and physical fitness centres within offices has it made it among the main areas of commercial designs that have experienced a seachange.
Commercial Complex Design
The number of commercial complexes seems to be on the rise within Kathmandu valley and beyond. While previously customers were satisfied with simple, austere designs, the exposure to global designs has made them expect more from the shops, stores and mall designs. The average consumer in Nepal today has more disposable income, and commercial complex designs are better off being grand to create a luxurious shopping experience for its customers.
While for the longest time, we were happy with similarly designed box stores with rows of shops and no room to breathe, the new shopping centres in town have shown that less is more. And in lack of open, relaxing spaces anywhere else in the valley, these commercial complexes are also doubling up as public gardens and parks for Kathmanduites.
To create such spaces successfully while simultaneously fitting stores, theatres and gym designs within, designers focus on the spatial and architectural design inspired by open spaces. Other crucial elements like washrooms, fire escapes, service stairs and so on, cannot be compromised with.
For a clean, fresh look, light eco-friendly materials can be used and store designs can be contemporary and minimalistic. Each and every element within the commercial complex has to serve a purpose and functionality has to be optimized. Again, the scope and volume of commercial complex design are huge and at times may even be handled by multiple designing and architecture firms.
To create commercial spaces that appeal to people, interior designers have to be able to combine human components with the business aspect of the space to create a completely unique personality. And that’s exactly what the team at Green Design Nepal does to help create a bond between business owners and prospective customers by making a place of business feel more than just that.