PROJECTS IN PROGRESS:After the client has approved a preliminary plan
I produce a 3D model of their proposed residence.
Compared to the old fashioned method of producing 2d line-drawings in the design phase, the speed and visual reality of 3D renderings makes it easier for my Clients to understand their project. This is applicable for both Residential Extensions and New Homes. It is now possible to sit down and design with my Clients in
real-time with fly-through's and instant changes. This results in a better communication of the design intent and ultimately in a better, more fully resolved building.
I use Trimble Sketchup Professional for my 3D work. A simple Architectural model (much like those shown on "Grand Designs") can be quickly produced that shows the design intent and allows feedback from the client. Unlike the more prescriptive Architectural Design and Documentation programs such as "Revit" or "ArchiCAD", Sketchup allows more design creativity. Nothing is wasted as this initial model will be progressively refined throughout the course of the project as the client agrees to massing, fenestration and materials. This finished model is ultimately inserted into Sketchup Layout and then imported into Autocad as a series of Vector based drawings to be used as part of the final documentation.
The additional time spent producing the 3d model is ameliorated by the time saved reducing the amount of design iterations required in 2d. Another important benefit of a 3d model is that it enables the inclusion of realistic and accurate perspectives in the Documentation. This means that the builder has more chance of understanding what the building looks like and so there will be less variations and mistakes throughout construction.
New Townhouses at Morphett Vale, Adelaide: Architect Grant Lucas
New Infinity pool and Pool-house at Marino, Adelaide: Architect Grant Lucas New 2 Storey House with Feature Stonework and Elevated Deck Over Garage: Port Noarlunga, Adelaide: Architect Grant Lucas Extension to Sandstone Villa with New Pool and Landscaping at Norwood Adelaide: Architect Grant Lucas Extension to Cottage at Goodwood, Adelaide: Living, Master bedroom, Cellar, Kitchen, Verandah, Garage and Pool: Architect Grant LucasModern Extension to Cottage at Goodwood, Adelaide: Laneway Elevation: Architect Grant Lucas New Stone and Corrugated Iron House at Clarendon, Adelaide: Front Elevation Showing Portico/ Sun Lobby: Architect Grant LucasNew Stone and Corrugated Iron House at Clarendon, Adelaide: Side Elevation showing Tanks: Adelaide Hills Architect Grant Lucas New Residence at Glenelg designed to suit traditional streetscape externally, with contemporary internal design: Architect Grant Lucas New Country Residence, Hunter Valley NSW. Stone Porte Cochere and Entry with Rendered Bedroom Wings: Architect Grant LucasNew Country Residence in the Hunter Valley: Random Stone Living area and Glass link to Guest Bedrooms: Adelaide Architect Grant Lucas