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3D Visualisations – bringing your projects to life

Whether to help clients understand their new homes and spaces or to help Planning Officers understand how the project will look and feel, bringing homes to life from floor plans, site plans and elevations is an important part of any project.

Below are a series of summaries and examples of the key types of visualisation tools that are used to design and present schemes.

Please also have a look at our project summary page which has a range of such images.

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Photomontages

Photomontages combine existing photographs with new computer-generated elements. They are most suitable where there is context and for existing houses, where works relate to the existing house fabric.

We have used such photomontages extensively to help neighbours, and Planning Departments understand how new designs sit within the existing site context.

The following example is a good example of a relatively radical change to an existing house, which helps the Council to understand the proposals. Ultimately planning approval was achieved for the proposals.

CGI (Computer Generated Images)

CGI’s are images generated completely virtually and can be as simple as single or multiple views or more complicated including animations and flythrough videos.

Such images work well when the buildings can be integrated into landscaping either itself virtually generated or as above by utilising existing photographs.

CGI’s are a very powerful tool for clients, neighbours and Planning Officers and can help quickly visualise a project as well as showing the quality of the scheme.

Such images are also useful for creating internal spaces as well, although please see below for further comments.

For examples please have a look at the following pages: Example 1, Example 2, Example 3

Virtual Reality

W Recent technological changes have meant that Virtual Reality images have become more cost-effective and are open to smaller architectural projects.

We have used such technology to illustrate features to our clients where static images don’t give how the space will feel.

The following images are examples of how the immersive technology can give our clients a sense of space, from a double height entrance hall to a family room in a converted agricultural building. The videos are best used with a VR headset (link to google cardboard etc.).

Below are a few examples of our project where specific elements have been modelled to help our clients understand the spaces.

Virtual Reality Study to illustrate the conversion of an agricultural building into a bespoke self build dwelling. Showing the retention of the existing structure and vaulted ceiling.

Virtual Reality Study to investigate and explain how a double height entrance space would work as part of an extension and remodelling of a detached family home.

Virtual Reality study to illustrate to our client two options for a stair layout as part of an extension and remodelling of a family home.

Internals (Kitchen & Bathroom designs)

For specific spaces such as Kitchen and Bathrooms, where such spaces have a substantial kit of parts, we often work with the relevant suppliers to create visualisations of the rooms which can then be easily translated to technical drawings.

The following are a couple of examples of such projects:

Family room & Kitchen creating by Tru Kitchens Master En-Suite design created by Porcelenosa

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