The design of public and commercial buildings focusses on anticipating a variety of users and functions, and creating structures and spaces that will accommodate those functions with maximum efficiency and interest, and minimal ecological drain.
To this end, the forces of nature are harnessed to provide high levels of natural comfort with minimal artificial energy inputs. This focusses on passive design, and maximum resource and material efficiency, and waste recovery.
Finding the right balance between the occupants' and users' unique needs, and the unique set of natural circumstances on site, is what leads to good architecture. Our technical understanding of practical solutions to high-end sustainability, is combined with a very human approach to creating spaces that meet the practical needs required. Identifying these needs takes a special approach, developed at Envirotecture over 35 years.
We start by looking at the site and analysing all of its characteristics. Then we spend some time 'getting inside' our clients' heads, to discover what their real needs are, especially the budget. We challenge all assumptions to test their validity, and refine this whole bunch of ideas into a clear design brief... this is "the question" that the design concepts seek to "answer". If we don't ask the right question, we will never get the right answer!
Once the design concept - the core "idea" is finalised, we move through the common process of 3D CAD/BIM modelling, which is used by all team consultants in preparing the relevant documentation for council approvals, and ultimately construction. Please call our Sydney office to speak to a director, for a no-obligation consultation about your Commercial & Public Building Design project.
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