MHD is a Palo Alto based high-end interior design firm specializing in upscale bespoke real estate development.
ith experience in Europe and the United States, our design aesthetic is both multicultural and modern. We marry the finest European materials with the most cutting edge construction technology to create unique homes, hotels and restaurants. Our philosophy is to harmonize design, craft and technology in order to create modern architectural beauty.
By using the latest developments in technology, the MHD team easily rises above our competitors. Our advanced customized renderings capture every single aspect of your future site, from the exact dimensions of the interior space down to the most minute construction details. We've found that these complex images give our clients the opportunity to fully envision a project before any highly labor-intensive, and highly expensive, construction processes gets underway. Beyond these specialized renderings, our team has a deep understanding of the most state-of-the-art materials and construction techniques in the industry. We employ technology to bring dream buildings into reality.
From design through materials selection and on to construction, we have a team and resources that are unparalleled. Our interior designers can make dreams reality, we have relationships with the best suppliers from all over the world and thanks to extensive experience in construction and development, we are able to approach each of our projects in a truly holistic way.
BEFORE AND AFTER:
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At MHD, we have our unique design and construction processes down to a science
During the initial stage of a project, we’ll meet with a client to pinpoint each of their specific goals for what they want realized in the building’s construction. As our primary objective is to meet our client’s ideas head-on, we will then go over all of the various interior design possibilities and architectural references so that we can illustrate how the project will be moving forward.
Next, we’ll create a detailed 3D rendering of the building’s exterior as well as an illustrated floor plan. Only when these are agreed upon do we go ahead with the remaining stages of the pre-construction process.
The following stage is perhaps our most intensive, as it involves creating intricate floor plans, interior elevations, 3D renderings and layouts, as well as all necessary specifics about building sections, light fixtures and plumbing fixtures.
In order to illustrate an accurate layout of the built space, we’ll create a detailed measurement drawing and select all of the interior design references for a client. On top of this, we make a high-definition 3D visualization of each room in the building.
Once all of the plans and schema are in place, we're ready to begin the actual construction process. This extended process involves, from start to finish, these many steps:
- Project drawing list
- Installation plans
- Final internal space layout
- Flooring layout
- Floor finish schedule
- Ceiling layout
- Ceiling cross-sections
- Power socket outlet layout
- Lighting layout
- Door layout
- Wall lighting layout
- Wall elevation layout
- Furniture and sanitary ware placement plan
- Lighting fixture specification sheet
- Sanitary ware specification sheet
- Door specification sheet
- Wall specification sheet
- Drawings of custom-made furniture
- Custom furniture specification sheet
- Retail furniture specification sheet
- Notes on furniture selection and placement
- Finish schedules
Once construction begins, there is the additional possibility of onsite design supervision by members of our team.