From small scale pavilion installations to large multi-unit developments, digital design technologies are radically shaping new avenues of design in architecture.
Imagine being able to seamlessly collaborate between designers, clients, iwis, artists, consultants, and the council; produce designs without having to ‘draw’ a single line; undertake multiple design explorations in a fraction of the time of conventional methods; optimise material usage; minimise project waste and cost; and immerse yourself virtually in the design from concept to completion.
These are just a few of the real-world applications of digital design technologies available to designers today and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
By utilising digital design technologies in partnership with digital-led fabrication methods, we will start to see a challenge of the status quo on a commercial scale.
Instead of mass production we will see mass customisation, a process of file to fabrication, a reduction of time it takes to construct a building and a reduction of misinterpretations between those involved.
I believe that applying these digital technologies balances the ever-increasing demands of the built environment and produces refined architectural outcomes.
Be it a house extension or a new multi-unit development, why not take advantage of all the tools at hand and create something truly rewarding with a tailored fit?