No doubt, a country is known by its Architectural trends as they add to the beauty of the state. Every country is known for its unique Landmarks. Pakistan is gifted with a lot of talent, which is evident from some architectural masterpieces in all major cities of Pakistan, i.e., Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, and Peshawar. However, when compared with larger developed countries, we are far behind, and much more needs to be done. With the changing trends, our architects are more aware and know which design will speak for itself. This awareness in architects is transforming to the emerging trends which are producing some stunning architectural designs.
The Role of Architect
When buildings are constructed, designed, or renovated, we designate key designers as “architects” and give them a wide range of responsibilities. An architect prepares sketches of the building, showing both internal layout and external appearance, and discusses these sketches with customers until all concerned are satisfied. The designs are abstractions: they focus attention on the pertinent details of a particular aspect of the building, overlooking other concerns.
After the architects and clients agree on these abstractions, the architects supervise or prepare much more detailed drawings, as well as textual specifications. These drawings and specifications describe many “nitty-gritty” details of a building, such as electrical wiring, plumbing, siding materials, and window glazing.
A beautiful building becomes iconic by striking a permanent pose. Such style in Architecture makes it a ‘timeless fashion.’ But this elegance goes beyond just the artistic covers of buildings. Within such timeless buildings lies a structure giving its aesthetics an extended life and imparting a visual identity to the building.
The Beauty of Architectural Structures
Beauty, in architecture, rests in the performance and behavior of the building’s structure and façade elements as a component. The structural form should have an artistic appeal while being concurrently driven by engineering considerations. An artistic design is the one that arises from engineering creativity, satisfies the requirements of efficiency and economy, and is also beautiful.
Why are Vertical Cities Important?
Vertical cities, as the name suggests, expand upwards, leaving more room for open horizontal spaces, such as walking areas, parks, and for constructing recreational avenues. These structures also help save construction costs as well as energy costs. In Addition, building more high structures helps prevent the loss of natural greenbelts and decreases air pollution, as people can easily roam around their neighborhoods without having to take out the car and burn their fuel.
Allowing the construction of high-rise buildings is the first step towards a modern, greener Islamabad. The new models are also supposed to bring in more investment as there would no longer be tight restrictions to constructing high-rises. Investors aiming to construct skyscrapers in Islamabad would not have to wait around to apply for any NOCs. At the same time, the capital will receive a contemporary makeover, making it even more visually attractive.
Why Construct high-rise buildings?
High-rise buildings are not a modern invention. Ancient fortresses, mosques, churches, all were gorgeously huge buildings. Back then, the purpose of making a bigger building was to show superiority, grandeur, and construction prowess. Now, high-rise buildings are a common site in developed states.
The development of high-rise buildings began as an essential necessity when urban centers were no longer to expand horizontally, and thus, required to grow vertically. The high population growth rate in urban centers means that land prices are so costly, more limited space for expansion on the outskirts of the city, and thus in result, high-rise buildings provided a more reliable solution: more space for commercial as well as residential spaces within the span of the city.
There are many benefits of making plentiful high-rise buildings in the city. Firstly, they provide an immediate solution to the lack of space in the city. More and more people can live closer to their family, friends, and workplaces. It also eliminates the need for expanding the city and risking that it takes over other vital areas like agricultural lands nearby the city.
Secondly, high-rise buildings allows the city’s skyline to be more prominent. Architects of developed countries use the city’s skyline as their art and paint it with magnificent and beautiful buildings incorporating different designs. The building itself provides a remarkable view of the surrounding city and offers an obvious advantage over other buildings. In that way, the city also becomes more noticeable and encourages the preservation of areas surrounding the building.
Finally, it promotes the city as plenty of high-rise buildings in a growing metropolitan shows economic growth and stability, promoting tourism. And with plenty of living areas, tourists can adapt or adjust quickly.
Of course, shifting from a conventional city to a skyline dominated by skyscrapers is challenging for a country like Pakistan. Nonetheless, a small step could be to incorporate high-rise buildings into development projects, which include both residential and commercial spaces, like malls with apartments on the upper floors. And soon after, there can be dedicated buildings for corporate offices and others for a living.
In the construction business, the course of building sustainable and eco-friendly buildings and homes is gaining attraction from homeowners and builders alike. People are incorporating eco-friendly methods to build houses. This particular construction method involves utilizing green technologies, which means using resources efficiently in the construction process.
From conserving water by installing dual-flush toilets in your buildings to properly insulating a house to assure less dependence on cooling/heating mechanisms, some of these environment-friendly construction practices have already gained significant popularity across the globe. This approach of construction is aimed at reducing our carbon footprint and assuring a better environment.
Al-Ghurair Giga Pakistan
Al-Ghurair Giga Pakistan and Giga group are known for their advanced technology and efficient procedures of carrying out the task not only in real estate developments but also in gold refining, banking, shopping malls, and textile. Al-Ghurair Giga’s core competence is its ability to understand and create a fit between architecture, management, and construction. Sound strategic planning and rich experience in residential and commercial projects; is bound to do projects In Pakistan major success stories. Some of the magnificent projects of Al-Ghurair Giga are given below.
Defence Residency is a residential project that is carefully designed comprising 2, 3, 4, and 5 rooms. The Project will be a model of class residential comforts with all modern amenities of life. Defence Residency will cater to the varied needs of small, medium, and large family setups from middle and upper-class strata. Another outstanding feature of this Project is its affordable price and very easy payment plan, keeping in view the needs of the common man in the country.
Built for the urbane, upwardly mobile professionals, Lignum Tower, DHA Phase II Islamabad is an exhilarating experience in 21st-century living. Lignum Tower offers its residents a choice between modern high rise towers and traditional terrace-style apartments. The tower is an 18 storey building and offers luxurious and secure apartments that have bed room between 1 and 3.
El Cielo and El Cielo Prime Apartments
El Cielo is a luxury residential development located in DHA II, Islamabad. It is an under-construction project with a total of 320 apartments in two buildings spread over 12 floors each, including two parking floors. This prime residential development is all set to be handed over to eager residents over the next couple of years. There are three categories of apartments, including premium, premium plus, and executive apartments of varying sizes but unmatched luxury. This project aims to continue the Giga legacy of luxury, security, and class. This Project includes apartments of all sizes from studio apartments all the way up to penthouse apartment.
Defence Tower is being built using the latest technology and experienced workforce. If you are looking for apartments for sale in Islamabad, then you do not need to look any further for your ideal family residence. It is located in a safe community for you to raise your family surrounded with lush green areas. It is one of several commercial buildings in the area. The entire place under the protection of the Pakistani military and is thus very secure. Giving attention to every detail and day to day requirements of our valued customers, these apartments are designed for 1, 2, and 3 Bedrooms accomodation. It has some of the finest luxury apartments with the cozy bedrooms and spacious bathrooms as compared to any project in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.