Services

Preliminary Design

  • Site Assessment & Estimate Measurements
  • Program  : what do you want to do with your structure (& property)… dividing terrains, rooms, relations & sizes.
  • Materialization : fitting your budget and aesthetics + will you collect & use local, natural & reclaimed materials?
  • Sketching : drawing Plans & Elevations with estimate sizes, rough budget, pencil & tracing paper 
  • 3D mass Model: More insight gained from sketches for exterior mass and interior space.
  • Structural Principle : Analyzing Loads, Spans  & Forces for Foundation, Bracing, Joints & Estimate Sizing

Physics

To help define an optimal interior & systems with exterior floor, wall & roof:

  • Analyzing Solar Paths & (Micro) Climates > what are the natural heat-, cold & water flows.
  • What are the Average Temperatures & climatic influences > to find a good balance of Thermal Mass, Glazing & Insulation.
  • Heating & Ventilation >  With Use, Habits & Volume: finding System Specs & Layout.
  • Water > For Drinking, to Wash, Irrigation & Fire  / Catchment & Storage + Re-Use

3D Modelling for Engineering & Visualization

  • Structural Design, finding Simplest Engineering & Detailing.
  • Integrate Systems, Interior, Structure & Landscape
  • Figure out the Building Sequence for fluid Preparation & swift building.
  • Balance Durability & Material Efficiency with Low Maintenance.
  • Spatial Design, Lighting, Esthetics, Material & Color Combinations.

further Engineering

  • Additional 2D CAD for detailing
  • Exact material costs
  • Time + Labour Planning
  • working from Building Codes to Permits.
  • Planning, Estimates  &  Specifications.
  • Building Preparation & Construction Supervising.