Designing a new home or undertaking a major renovation can be a very personal journey.
We see every project as a tremendous opportunity to create something wonderful.
Spatial awareness in relation to building footprints and balancing built form with open space is an art within itself.
Ensuring that concept design can flourish whilst achieving maximum return on investment all stems from a thorough understanding of the site parameters.
Great design should develop organically and be a team effort. Comprehensive briefing processes are essential in embracing client visions, and interpreting these into functional and exciting design results.
The process should challenge the original idea and explore interesting alternatives before settling on the desired outcome.
Conceptual Design - 3D
The ability to understand built form in relation to existing and surrounding site context is fantastic way to appreciate the design intent. By using 3D massing models we can provide a realistic look at form, shapes, proportion, materials, heights & shadows to fully appreciate the direction and philosophy of the design.
Town Planning approval is required for a high proportion of domestic building projects, for all properties with Heritage Overlays, and for many sites under a certain lot size.
Navigating successfully through the Town Planning process relies on the ability to communicate development philosophies pictorially and verbally. It also relies on the ability to brief and co-ordinate relevant external consultants with specific expertise that may be vital in reducing risk, and maximizing success.
The transition of conceptual drawings into structured documentation is an essential part of any design process. Exploring the finer building blocks and connection details allows the design to come to life and provides an opportunity to review, improve and streamline. Working closely with engineers and builders, theories can be tested, debated and reworked to achieve required methodology and budgets.
Concise and detailed construction documentation is essential to achieve accurate Tender prices and streamline site construction methodology. The ability to clearly represent exactly what is to be built on site via professional documentation is non-negotiable.
Other Detailed Services
Site appraisal for development
Site Context research
Site research to establish risk and potential
Spatial and Master Planning
Surveying and re-establishment surveys
Energy efficiency reports
Internal site measurement for existing dwellings
Tender & builder negotiation
Interior Design Co-ordination
High quality rendering
Council and authority negotiation
Structural and civil engineering
Landscape Design and arborists reports
Briefing legal teams or advocates