Design visualization is an important stage in the design development process. Designers often express their ideas via rough lines, sketches, or at best via neatly drawn 2-dimensional plans and elevations. Although these means of design communication establish a framework for the designer’s ideas, experience has shown that such level of presentation does not provide tangible visualization for most clients. Other channels of design communication such as actual model, computer-generated virtual 3D construction of a design idea, and simplified perspectives are useful complements to sketches and 2D drawings. These additional means greatly enhance the client’s understanding of the aesthetic quality and functionality of the design.
Design visualization is also a strong tool in Design Review meetings, where a designer wants to communicate her/his design ideas with a group of people whose familiarity with the design is not at the level of the designer, or time constraints require the use of a combination of channels to accelerate communication.
The following are samples of the work we have produced for other architects, designers, contractors, and for our own clients. These samples work as an additional tool for communicating design ideas with potential clients.