We use digital design tools and workflows throughout our office over many varied projects in order to streamline the design process, explore a greater depth of options and in doing so produce better designs.
Digital design encompasses topics such as advanced geometry manipulation, structural optimisation and generative design.
It is our belief that although digital design is particularly useful in dealing with complicated geometry and freeform architecture it need not be limited to such applications; digital design processes can add value to many types of project. As well as the ubiquitous application of digital tools and workflows throughout the office, we also have a dedicated digital design team who develop tools, further our expertise and provide unique and tailored solutions to projects where required.
Examples where digital design has proved valuable include:
- Rationalisation of glass facade panel geometry, enabling the architectural intent to be realised within the cost plan.
- Structural optimisation, leading to a refined design where the structural sizes and cost is minimised and overall weight savings are achieved to reduce load on supporting structure.
- Parametric modelling, in order to adapt rapidly to architectural changes and explore a far wider range of options and sub-options and in doing so provide the design team with more in-depth data so better decisions can be made.