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25th February 2017

Farnham Architectural Design goes 3D

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25th February 2017

3D modelling on top of existing building

Keeping up with the latest technology is a significant step for Lewis Visuals, as they have embarked on Building Information Modelling and creating Revit models for their residential clients.


Their initial architectural design consultation is free for an hour when they help their client’s ideas become a reality. Lewis Visuals wants their customers to be able to watch the sunrise in the morning after they’ve had a shower in their new en-suite bathroom. Before ideas become a reality, the company can take their clients through a walk-through using Revit Architecture 3D models. They can even throw in some imaginary new furniture or a new kitchen; anything is possible using mixed reality models.


Does the company have a magical wand? Nope, but they got design experience; near 100% approval of planning applications; a friendly team you can ask any question, and they might surprise you with ideas you never thought of or – even better – cost savings. Lewis Visuals have designed around 2000 homes, and love what they do. Hey, if you want to build an entirely new home, no problem – they can create that for you.


Lewis Visuals love working with 3D models. When creating design options, the technicians work in Revit Architecture, and every wall, door, window, floor and ceiling is in three dimensions. Information may be added to the components. Technicians use an existing survey by drawing or model and model up the new options on top of this – walls can be ‘turned on’ or ‘turned off’ viewing in 3D.


Imagine a walk through in your new lovely home, or seeing a rendering of what it will look like in your garden before built. Better yet, the builder can’t say “This does not work, go back to the architect”! When using a 3D model, it is impossible to attach a wall to a roof that does not fit, or by mistake put a window on a floor.


Have you heard about BIM? It stands for Building Information Modelling, and we will come back to BIM in future blogs, in more detail. BIM means BUILDING the INFORMATION within/in/on the MODEL (the 3D model of your home for example). To build a model you need specific software – it is no longer lines on paper – and at Lewis Visuals, we use a software called Revit.

As in REFURB & DEVELOPER UPDATE Magazine (Page 6 editorial)



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