Architectural and Landscape Architects for Contemporary Not Ageing Architecture
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With our urban housing schemes we like to show that such schemes do not have to be boring. With small schemes, repetition is not a huge problem but in larger schemes this can downgrade the development beyond redemption in the future. We have always tried to keep repetitions restricted to smaller areas within the scheme, creating identities and variation.
Apartment blocks should not necessarily have a strict repetition. Even if the interior is repetitive the exterior can be varied, avoiding monotony, which is the blight of many urban expansions.
We like to demonstrate that housing schemes should not necessarily be more of the same, we show here that you even can go up-market. We show that you can construct nice designs also on severely sloping grounds.
3D CAD is also here of great assistance, for instance we have modeled the entire site with the houses placed, to show our client that a large number of the houses had unobstructed views over each other. The other advantage of 3D CAD is the entire BIM technology allowing 3D information exchange between consultants and contractors, collision detections between various team players, fully detailed 3D working drawings with every element in place, allowing quantities calculated to a much greater perfection, etc, etc. This will save a lot of money, in particular if repetition of errors van be avoided. At any stage we can provide a walk through model which you can explore on your home computer. No better way to familiarize yourself with any of the houses or the entire development. No skill required, just walk though and look around you by using your mouse and a few buttons. Last updated 28/10/2013