FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


1 - WHAT IS LANDSCAPE

Landscape is a multifaceted organization that focuses on Architecture, Interior design, Construction Management, Design-build, Bespoke Furniture manufacturing and material sourcing.

At Landscape, we believe that creativity is the essence of life and when brought together with experience and ability most amazing outcomes are obtained. When assigned a project, Landscape's team of seasoned Architects, Interior Designers and Engineers develop distinctively innovative designs as per client's living and working needs. We are experts in both modern and contemporary design.

With us, construction management is a turnkey process that entails developing a quality structure without compromising on materials, following policies and SOPs with legal guarantees to a chic or finished product. .

2 - WHAT SERVICES DOES LANDSCAPE OFFER?

Landscape provides Architecture Planning, Interior Designing, Construction Management, Design Build, Fit-outs, Furniture Design and Production, and Material Sourcing.

We offer design, building and construction materials procured from our on-board approved suppliers.

Construction Management or Project Management is also handled as a Turnkey Design-Build job.

3 - HOW IS LANDSCAPE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PLAYERS IN THE INDUSTRY WITH SIMILAR SCOPE OF WORK?

Landscape follows a futuristic approach, believes in the ingenuity of change and is a front runner in the introduction of latest technology. We believe in transparency in flow of information to build an everlasting trust. Landscape is not reliant on a single professional like most architectural firms, instead a high ranked team works on projects.

4 - WHAT ARE THE MAJOR SERVICES OFFERED IN ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN?

Services offered under Design Consultancy are schematic design, structural, electrical and construction drawings, BOQs with cost analysis, material and furniture selection, key 3D views/sketches, contractor assessment, top on-site supervision and remote off-supervision and design critique in view of environment and ambiance.

5 - WHAT IS YOUR INITIAL COST FOR DESIGNING?

Cost for design depends on the size and type of the project. Once provided with the client brief, we generate an initial cost estimate for design. One thumb rule is number of days and hours put in by our team of Architects, Interior Designers and Engineers.

6 - IS CONSTRUCTION A PART OF THE PROCESS AT LANDSCAPE?

Yes! Landscape takes construction projects on turnkey basis as per client demand. It has its own construction team to execute the in-house designed projects - from architectural development, engineering up to interior fit-outs - as per agreed BOQs (Bill of Quantities).We provide complete construction management service. See Construction page for more information.

7 - WHAT SERVICES DO TURNKEY PROJECTS ENTAIL?

Turnkey is the methodology that covers architectural design and layout, engineering (civil, structural, electrical and plumbing), plot maintenance, short-listing and supervision and management of material purchases and handling. It also involves site supervision, quality assurance of work being produced in line with the scope of design, set budgets and based on set timelines.

8 - DOES LANDSCAPE ALSO DESIGN CUSTOMIZED FURNITURE?

Yes! We offer a range of aesthetically designed modern and period furniture. Our skilled artisans also craft customized furniture based on space suitability and functionality.

9 - WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR ELECTRICAL DESIGN AT LANDSCAPE?

Detailed Electrical Design layouts, including the power schematic charts, are produced by our Electrical Engineers, complete with provisions for lighting, power, camera, fire alarms, etc., based on load design for a project. See Engineering page for more detail.

10 - WHERE CAN I SEE THE PROJECTS YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR?

Visit our Gallery on www.landscape.com.pk and you can find details of our completed projects. The section is regularly updated to highlight the progress being made by our company. You can visit our Design Gallery to see all relevant projects that we have completed.

11 - HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO COMPLETE A PROJECT?

Every project is unique in itself so it is scheduled accordingly. A detailed Gantt chart outlining the start-to-finish flow of work is produced for each project. Click here to see the Process Flow diagram.

12 - WHO ARE THE USUAL VENDORS?

Landscape has a list of local and international approved vendors that is used according to the requirement of the projects.

13 - DO YOU TAKE COMPLETE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PROJECT?

Yes! Be it design, working, submission and construction drawings, we keep our best supervision to execute any size of project meeting set objectives.

14 - DOES LANDSCAPE OPERATE OUTSIDE KARACHI?

We offer design services for projects outside Karachi and internationally. We are already working as consultants for a number of international clients, across far East and Europe.

15 - IS THE FINISHED PRODUCT AS GOOD AS THE DESIGN?

At times 3Ds and reality are 2 different perspectives. The finished product is even better than the virtual design, having time and efforts gone into achieving it.

16 - I HAVE MANY IDEAS TO DESIGN INTERIORS OF MY HOME BUT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER TO EXECUTE?

When approaching a designer, a client always has something in mind. Having the skill to understand client's requirement and being an expert in this field, our Interior Architects prepare mood board in order to understand client's inspiration concerning designs. This information helps us to create designs which are in harmony with client's requirement and that is how a project brief is translated artistically into practical execution. A few initial steps can bridge the expectations of client and its delivery.

17 - I CAN DECORATE MY HOME MYSELF. WHY WOULD I GO TO A DESIGNER?

A space, any space, if not designed properly can be a disaster! So if you are looking for a well-designed, functional and aesthetically pleasing, the best recommended course of action is to consult an experienced Interior Architects to avoid skipping the standards of space requirements.

18 - HOW DOES LANDSCAPE FULFILL ITS CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY?

While being a part of the society, we are responsible for what's happening around us. At Landscape, we believe education is what our society needs the most. With education our people will be able to stand free and strong. Our research and local urban planning and proposals at mega scale are prime examples of following a vision of public and private well being so for CSR.

19 - WHAT ARE LANDSCAPE'S OBJECTIVES IN THE BIGGER PERSPECTIVE TO SERVE PAKISTAN?

A design and construction firm like Landscape can help the country by building monumental structures that are remarkable and unique and become a country's identity, besides being an attraction for tourists and architecture students. We want to transform the skyline of Karachi adding to it an array of skyscrapers and other beautiful structures that this metropolis deserves. We have worked extensively with DHA, KBCA, Bahria, etc. to a part of full well being,

20 - WHAT IS GREEN ARCHITECTURE?

Green or Substantial Architecture is the modern concept of designing structures that are more energy efficient and have minimal negative effect on health and environment.

The idea emerged following the rapid depletion and ultimate extinction of several vital resources over the past decades. This misuse, waste and limited availability pushed scientists and designers to come up with products and ideas which ensure that our actions and decisions today do not inhibit the opportunity of the future generations.

The ‘green’ phenomenon is gaining overwhelming support worldwide and is set to make life easier by making product healthier and cheaper on a long-term basis.

21 - OURS IS AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE AND WE HAVE SUMMER CLASSES GOING ON THEREFORE WE NEED PEOPLE TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT FROM         AFTERNOON UNTIL LATE EVENING TIME?

In such conditions, fit-out projects can be scheduled keeping in mind the time constraints. Our team works day and night shifts depending on the project requirements.

22 - HOW IS DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IMPORTANT IN AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE?

Apart from highlighting the aesthetics, a design creates an environment that is interesting, workable, comfortable and exudes energy. We believe that for an educational institution, design is the key when it comes to good learning environment.