Design Philosophy

Our design process interconnects manual (crafted) and technological (computer-generated) analysis from the scale of the city to that of a building or interior. We employ one to test, validate and enhance the other.

For example, if we explore possibilities through parametric modelling and non-linear algorithms, we will also construct a physical model simultaneously. We may then produce detailed models at large scale.

Within each office are Building Information Modelling (BIM) leaders who share knowledge and train staff in our systems which are tailored to our design and documentation processes. The most prevalent system we use is AutoCAD and REVIT with Navisworks, augmented by advanced 3D prototyping.

Our design process frequently employs our 3D visualisation artists. Rather than their role being merely articulating designs, we use a combination of their 3D visualisation and our hand-sketching over it to explore design from an overall project to any component.

The software we employ includes 3D Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup, Grasshopper, GIS and Rhino 3D.

Our technologies are developed to simultaneously relate design and planning intent to outcomes, such as yield and mix to facilitate comparative economic feasibility analyses. This is applicable to individual buildings and to urban regeneration projects.