Whilst you may not realise it, the architecture of a building can influence how we perceive our experiences within it. But how does this relate to commercial architecture and what does this term actually mean?
Commercial architecture refers to the design of buildings and/or structures that are developed for use by a business or organisation. The term “commercial” encompasses anything related to performing or providing a service. Therefore, commercial buildings include offices, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, hospitals and more.
Commercial architecture differs from residential architecture because the building requirements and subsequent use are so unique.
For example, residential architectural must include separate spaces for people to live and sleep, whilst commercial design focuses on elements that can help reinforce branding or cope with large demands for electricity or high-footfall.
Residential design focuses on incorporating the creature comforts you’d expect from a home, whereas commercial buildings tend to prefer elements that lend well to keeping a building clean, hygienic and in good use.
Due to the location of most commercial buildings, the outside appearance can dare to be different. Many of the most recognisable commercial buildings are unusual or quirky, which only helps to drive more interest to those business.
Some of the most famous examples of commercial architecture in the UK are ‘The Gherkin’ in London, The Holbourne Museum in Bath, and Selfridges in Birmingham which is a rather polarising design, but still demonstrates how commercial architecture can be just as radical as modern art.
The best commercial buildings are more often than not, those that have been created with the needs of the business at the heart of the design.
So, if you’re looking for local architects to help with your commercial project, feel free to get in touch.
We have a wealth of experience carrying out space planning and interior architectural designs for a variety of commercial clients in Bath and across the South West.
Our teams have vast planning experience and are adaptable to most architectural styles and ages of buildings. We have produced interior architecture designs for a number of commercial projects including Offices, Restaurants, Cafes, Public Houses, Retail, Night Clubs & Hotels. Using the latest rendering engines and 3d Software we are able to accurately demonstrate the ultimate finish and design concepts for your project.
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