URBAN PLANNING & LANDSCAPES
Master planning and feasibility studies set design goals, budgets and schedules for different type of projects, integrating creativity, land use and function, accessibility and transport planning. CUADRAK’s experience in developing urban and site planning projects is undertaken through a multi-disciplinary approach of thorough research and integrated concept development.
Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor and public spaces to achieve environmental, socio- behavioral, and/or aesthetic outcomes. It involves the systematic investigation of existing social, ecological, and geological conditions and processes in the landscape, and the design of interventions that will produce the desired outcome. Landscape design is to be seen as an integral part of the building environment. It deals with bringing together the structures set in the planning design and the result of the architecture building features, by creating a uniform outside space.
ARCHITECTURE, SPACE PLANNING, & FACADE INTERVENTION
CUADRAK’s experience in commercial, retail, creative and institutional design ranges from North America to Asia. Our reputation is built upon delivering fully integrated solutions including creative concept, function and aesthetics by blending for architecture, sustainability and art, creative functionality. We consider every project as a unique challenge, where creativity, functionality and form are the boundaries of the master piece. Excellent results throughout all designs phases are guaranteed as a result of good knowledge of Chinese customs, combined with international design systems, and close cooperation with Chinese design institutes.
“Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance.” – INTERNATIONAL ERGONOMICS ASSOCIATION CUADRAK offers a systematic and logical space planning service oriented to the best performance of spaces. We aim to create beautiful spaces which are comfortable and functional according to client needs. Our experience ranges from office and retail to exhibition projects and residential, where efficient space planning and user’s understandings are key elements for balanced spaces and good performance.
Image and branding are the key factors to a building’s success, and facades are the first impression a building projects to the people. It is therefore important for the façade to tell the story of the building’s function, use and brand. CUADRAK façade intervention is a diagnosis of all factors affecting the building, such as circulation (flow and access), function, aesthetics, branding, environment and climate. As a result, we deliver façade solutions that correlate to the function and branding of the building.
INTERIOR DESIGN & REHABILITATION / RESTORATION
Interior design is a complex system of creativity, functionality and budget control to manage the construction of interior environments. Designs are created in response to and coordinated with code and regulatory requirements, and encourage the principles of environmental sustainability. CUADRAK’s interior design team is focused on combining these tasks to provide a satisfying solution that will reflect the value and style of the client. These solutions are functional, enhance the quality of life and culture of the occupants, and are aesthetically attractive. Our excellence in carefully selecting materials, colors and lighting features guarantees a result offering comfortable and well designed environments.
Cities are heavily populated and wastelands are full of construction waste. We, the users of these spaces, must face the problems and opt for new solutions and reutilize the existing. Restoration and rehabilitation of buildings give us a different perspective and approach as an architect and clients; we are not the creators of the space but new visitors with a different purpose. CUADRAK focuses on adapting the building to its new function through structural reinforcements, space additions and sustainable technologies, meanwhile keeping the essence of the original piece creating spaces that have history even before they are built.
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN / LEED
Our team includes LEED certified members (AP & GA) with experience in sustainable modern and traditional technologies. We understand sustainability as being a basic factor in building construction. Our goal is to bring back these basic factors in designs, some of which were used in ancient cultures. CUADRAK combines good initial planning and knowledge with top of the line green technologies in order to create living spaces. Green architecture is not a product; it is a way of living…