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How does Revit 3D modelling help in architectural design

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How does Revit 3D modelling help in architectural design

Our client, wanted to create a studio apartment in the rear yard of their coastal bach, for family and friends to stay.

They had seen a selection of different places they liked and knew high cathedral ceiling with plenty of natural light was high on their list of priorities with a small kitchenette as space was limited.   We were aware of not shading the neighbours as the proposed studio needed to be placed on the eastern boundary.  We used 3D modelling to show that our initial ideas would need the neighbours permission and therefore tweaked the design accordingly.

The overall look of the studio space was discussed at our initial meeting with the client and she loved the idea of exposed trusses.  I thought they would look visually striking so was keen to showcase this aspect in the design.  I also loved the idea of using white grooved ceilings.  However, when we modelled the proposed design with rendered images, we realised the space was not wide enough making the trusses look ‘busy’. We could not make the room wider as it would encroach on the existing courtyard space between the Studio and the Bach.    We therefore decided to delete the trusses and left the grooved ceilings.  We designed large bi-folding doors which opened out to the shared courtyard.

Using Revit 3D Modelling program, we were able to design a bathroom, and the kitchenette, using birch plywood to keep a simple material palette – the modelling program, assisted both the Client and I to make important design decisions.

In the completed studio you can see this courtyard space is beautifully landscaped – complete with fireplace.  The builder used his creativity within Lockdown so now the Studio and Bach have an amazing outdoor area to share.

Seamless transition out onto the new deck with plenty of room to entertain both inside and out.  Feature joinery for the Kitchenette and the TV, entertainment space with birch plywood as the perfect backdrop for our client’s beautiful artwork.

The Studio, has the bed centred on the ridge beam, so we designed a feature bedhead with deep shelves as there was limited space for bedside tables.  Sliding doors either side access the wardrobe or the bathroom beyond.  Louvres in the bathroom help with ventilation, yet still maintain security.