Here at archistudio, we would like to work with you to create your dreams and turn them into reality through concepts and 3D modelling. We offer a free initial no obligation meeting, scheduled on site, office, home or where ever is most convenient to discuss the project, scope, and share your visions and ideas of your design for the project. At this stage your input is valued and reference material, images, articles, and styles are a good way to establish a direction, your distinctive style defining what you want and how you want to live or just wishing to explore your options.
On agreeing to proceed to sketch design, we consult with local authorities and obtain the council file to determine any site restrictions or council regulations. We create a detailed brief that reflects how you would like to live, how you function, room requirements, spaces, activities, entertaining, special needs, furniture, storage etc. We then take into account site-specific information, prevailing winds, views, sun, features, access, and services. On completion we set up a sketch design meeting to review the design, discuss areas of change and take a walk through the project on our 3D modelling software to gain a better understanding of the scope of your design. Once the sketch design has been finalized you can agree to move to the next stage; developed and detail design to building consent. There is no obligation to proceed to develop or detail design after sketch, we understand you want to explore all options and help you discover all possibilities.
DEVELOPED | DETAIL DESIGN
We can then proceed to developed and detail design, which is an integration of greater detail. We add desired materials, finishes, layouts, specific aspects, sustainability, energy efficiency, basic costing and develop it to detail design (Building Consent/Construction). Full building consent documentation will be provided in an agreed time frame, standard detail design usually takes 4-6 weeks. Detail and developed design can be done separately, staging the development to ensure the highest detail has been reviewed before proceeding to building consent.
Archistudio specializes in architecture and 3D visualisations. Using the latest digital technologies we produce a high level of architectural design that exceeds your expectations. Our artist’s impressions can help visualise your project or help you make a sale. Talk to us about what we can do for you, from exterior perspectives to interior views, we use our modelling and rendering software to give you a true virtual tour. Explore our models.
ADDITIONS & ALTERATIONS
Additions and alterations generally require twice the amount of time on site investigations, research, planning and detailing. We need to document the existing building, in addition to the new design. We need to be sure that the building work not only fits the overall design but ensures the existing is in a suitable condition for the required work. We can do all addition or remedial works that you require, from decks to complete re clad’s, and can show the extent of your project virtually from demolition, to remain and proposed.
RESOURCE CONSENT In some cases, the project falls outside the requirements of the district plan. In this case we can work with the relevant Council and Town Planning Consultant for Resource Consent approval.
TENDER DOCUMENTS Provide drawings to a greater level of detail than that of building consent for pricing by selected tenders. This ensures an in depth look into the project in detail, ultimately giving a better platform to price the building from illustrating its true cost. This involves the designer preparing the drawings in greater detail, calling/answering tenderer’s questions to ensure your tender prices are comparing ‘apples with apples’ and helping work through suitable cost savings or alternative options within your budget.
CONTRACT DRAWING | DESIGN DEVELOPMENTS
Archistudio offers a wide range of contract drafting services. We have a very streamlined systematic approach, offering a point of difference with your company in mind. We have a personal approach to every client, providing a more interactive package for you to sell more designs. By bringing your designs into a visual medium we can together improve your packages in conjunction with your already reputable company brand.
INTERIOR DESIGN | INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
Archistudio can provide all levels of interior design and visualisation. From kitchens to retail and commercial fit-outs we have a range of experience in design and detailing for all your interiors aspects. Having the interior design associated with the architecture we can control the integrity of the package keeping your ideas on track inside and out. We can work closely with your interior designers and manufacturers to achieve a collation of design and budget, providing a visual aspect to the design and detailing items for manufacturing.