There are some key differences between Residential and Commercial building design. They require similar planning but the key differences between residential architecture design and commercial architecture design can be summed up in three main differences.
Residential buildings are for people to live in. Commercial buildings, however, have many different uses that can affect the design.
Some commercial buildings require specific design elements like:
Hospitals, for example, would need operating rooms, while schools would require a gymnasium. Plumbing and electrical would be different in many ways..
Commercial buildings generally have more people in them at any time than residential property. They require different building codes and safety conditions than residential buildings.
Commercial buildings often have other unique features that residential buildings don't have, like:
Commercial buildings and commercial architecture projects are generally larger than residential buildings.
They need to accommodate more people and are made to be larger to suit. The larger size requires a different architectural design compared to designing a home.
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