Interior Architecture is based on the creation and design of interior spaces starting from an existing construction. It studies and analyzes the flow of circulation and human interaction within it. This means that on many occasions it involves the modification of the spatial volume. 

Interior architecture studies and designs the interior of spaces, not only taking into account aesthetic aspects but also aspects of human use, thus covering interior design and eventual decoration. 

In order to achieve a good result, interior architecture goes through a previous phase of data and information collection, concept management and interior design.  

What is the difference between Interior Architecture and Interior Design?

On many occasions these two disciplines, Interior Architecture and Interior Design, have been equated, but the reality is that they are two completely different disciplines. 

Interior architecture is based on many disciplines, such as psychology, industrial and product design, architecture, etc. Interior design is based on more aesthetic disciplines and knowledge of materials. 

In interior architecture, the measurement, planning and construction of a space is carried out according to the client’s needs. Technical elements such as climate, terrain and lighting placement are taken into account depending on the type of structure. 

However, interior design does not include such technical aspects, but rather works on harmonizing spaces so that they have a clear style and identity.

What exactly does the interior architect do?

Initially, the interior architect analyses the links and inter-spatial relationships of a space and draws up diagrams of how it works. Later, as we have commented in the first section, he must make a good concept idea followed by the interior design. In the latter, he will define the general style that he wants to reflect. The interior architect does not place decorative elements, the space itself must be effective and have its own identity. 

Is interior architecture better than interior design?

Both are similar in many aspects, besides being necessary in the world of construction, but they have different purposes. One is not better than the other, simply the objective and above all the work process are different. In the end, both seek aesthetic embellishment, through the use of a common tool: CREATIVITY.