A Behind the Scenes Look at Our Designs
Site Layout Plan Passive House
An initial sketch design of the site layout of a house helps us consider the relation of the building to the wider context of the garden and in turn the surrounding countryside.
Apartment Concept Design
When designing a large development it is important to consider the visual impact of the development from street level to ensure that the building proportions and heights are appropriate.
Double Sided Inset Stove
The double sided inset stove in this house was a particularly important design element and we wanted to explore the relationship of the feature wall to the steps and balustrade.
Office Interior Design Concept
We completed this 3-D sketch to visualise the impact of the blue feature wall running through the open plan office fit-out- you can see the results under the commercial section of our web site!
Retail Fit-Out Sketch
This is an upcoming project for a retail clothes chain in the south east. We are hoping to install the hanging rails so that they hang from the ceiling leaving the floor completely free of clutter- we can't wait to see the final result.
3-D Sketch of Bathroom
This 3-d sketch was completed for the passive house we did in Tullow- needless to say we didn't present this actual sketch- hence the doodles at the bottom!
Office Interior Visualisation
When completing any design, be it a one off house or an office fit-out, it is important to generate 3-D's of the design to present to the client.
Concept Sketch Entrance Canopy
When completing sketches for a design it can be important to include some context to help the client and other stake holder's engage more with the proposal. It is the bikes, cars and people that make this 3-D sketch come to life.
Detailed Plan Survey
Before we get to do the fun design stuff we sometimes have to complete a measured survey of any existing buildings. It's tedious work but someone's got to do it!
Eaves Detail Passive House
When communicating back and fourth with building contractors we quite often have to mark up or sketch over construction details as per the image above.
Rendered Cottage Floor Plan
By adding a bit of colour to the floor plan of this thatched cottage it helped our client understand our proposal better.
Sketch Mixed Use Development
At the initial stages of any project, large or small, it can be important to keep the sketches loose- people do their best work when they are relaxed!
Illustration Passive House
Hard line computer generated drawings of a design can make the design look a bit incongruous but when you add landscaping and context it is easier to imagine the actual visual impact of the development.
Apartment Extension Sketch
We sometimes overlay existing drawings with our sketches so that the client can understand the design proposals, and their relationship to the existing building, better.
Sketch of Passive House
By colouring in a 3-D of a house it allows us to experiment with different materials and how they look/ relate to each other. This is very close to the final design we settled on for the house design in Kilanne- see our passive section on our web site for the final result.
Section Passive House
Before computers we did a lot of drawing on drawing boards- hence the term "back to the drawing board!" This is a section I drew with a pencil not a mouse!
Apartment Block Site Layout
Quite often, during the design process, we revisit initial design sketches we would have completed for a development to ensure that during the design evolution process the initial concept has not gotten lost- trust us it can happen!
Office Fit-Out Plan
This is a sketch completed as part of the preparation of the Fire Safety Certificate Application. The fire rating of the various walls is colour coded on a sketch before generating the hard line AutoCAD drawings.