Building in circles

We have a large portfolio of commercial architecture work. Over the years, we have participated in the design of retail outlets, offices, and even libraries. Our team takes the time to look at the client’s proposal. Then we decide what approach would be the best to take. In the end, we hope to develop something that meets your expectations.

Excellent architecture is predominantly around shapes. We have had the Roman arches and the Pyramids of Giza for example. Shapes and their mathematical characteristics are vital in the design of buildings. Without a proper understanding of this, you cannot create one. We are going to discuss how basic shapes have had an impact on the landscape of commercial architecture. Specifically, we will focus on the circle.

A strong shape

Commercial architectureWe consider the circle to be one of the strongest shapes. The reason is that it evenly distributes stress along the arc. As a result it is not on a single point. This relieves it of upwards pressure. The arcs also supply it with lateral force.

It is true that a circular design’s execution is far more complex if you compare to a rectangle or square. However, the exterior of the walls when using a circle are not as huge as the surface we would have with rectangles or squares. What this does is translate to less labour and fewer materials. The result is a lower construction cost.

Other advantages

There are several extra advantages to the circular design. For example, there will be an increase in energy efficiency due to a minimal surge in heat transfer. There is also better wind resistance since it is going to flow around your structure. Also, there is a fair amount of environmental conservation. This is a result of us using fewer materials.

Talk to us about using circles in commercial architecture

At Coffey Architects, we do everything in our power to ensure a quality product. This means using the finest techniques, materials, and tools available. Additionally, we build excellent relationships with contractors to add even more value.

So, if you would like us to help you develop your next commercial architecture project, feel free to call us. We can work with you to create any kind of design, whether it is circular or makes use of angles.