Outside of the standard idea that architectural structures are made for art, or made out of necessity, there are actually various other areas and types of architectural practices that fulfil specific needs in society.
Business architecture is a particularly important area of architecture. It can be defined as the blueprint of an enterprise, and the specialist area exists to ensure that organisations can take pride in their strategic demands. By having an architect design a particular building, a business can showcase their brand, while staying at the forefront of modern designs and technology.
In Enterprise architecture, a holistic approach is used to ensure the successful development of the project, and a strong execution of strategy. It is a well-defined practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation. By using a holistic approach, the various aspects of an enterprise are properly utilised. Enterprise architects are responsible for performing analysis of business structure, and are also used to calculate and draw conclusions from this data to address the goals of the enterprise architecture industry.
The interior of a building is just as important as the exterior, and in architecture, there is an area of design dedicated to it. Interior architecture is the design of a space with the idea of human interaction and action taking place within these boundaries. It’s more than interior design, it’s structural stability, and state-of-the-art technology, all put together to create a space suitable for the structure it’s inside of.
Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor public areas, landmarks, and other outdoor structures to achieve an aesthetic outcomes with the benefit of possible social interaction. It usually involves building on some kind of basic foundation that already exists, i.e. flat, unused land. A large amount of the landscape area in architecture is found in communal spaces like parks, but this area also caters to private gardens, and the like.
For something a little further afield, there’s Naval architecture. This is the design, structure, building, maintenance, and operation of marine vessels. Initial designs of the vessel, its final, detailed design, construction, tests and trials, operation and maintenance, launching, and dry-docking are the main activities involved in naval architecture. Architects are also required for ships that need to be modified (conversion, rebuilding, modernisation, or repair).
Of course, there’s also the Residential architect. This area of architecture is fairly self-explanatory, but it essentially involves the design and building of residential structures. This can be as simple as a standard house, if building houses was ever simple, to as complex as a fully customised resident; like a country house. Architects in this field usually find clients that want their own customised house, and work with them to make it structurally sound and long-lasting.
Adam Architecture are involved in several pockets of the various architecture industry areas, and have assisted in the design and planning of a range of buildings and structures, including new country houses, the assembly of garden features, and contracts that have involved both public and commercial buildings.