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Building Information Modeling:

We recognize the transformative power of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries. BIM is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building or structure that enables architects to design, visualize, and simulate their projects in a collaborative environment.

BIM provides our team with a centralized platform that can be accessed by all stakeholders involved in the design and construction process, facilitating more efficient collaboration and improved decision-making. With BIM technology, we can create highly detailed models that allow us to test various design scenarios, identify potential issues, and analyze the environmental / sustainable performance of our designs.

Beyond the design phase, BIM is also used in the construction and maintenance phases of a project, allowing for detailed construction plans and schedules and easy access to information about building components and systems. At Matter, we believe that BIM technology is an essential tool that enables us to streamline processes, reduce errors, and ultimately deliver exceptional outcomes for our clients.

Real-time Rendering and Visualization

By embracing the latest advancements in visualization technology, our studio has created an innovative workflow that enables project teams and clients to swiftly review and evaluate instantaneous alterations to the model, cultivating a seamless and effective planning and approval process. This is complemented by our employment of virtual reality and augmented reality presentation platforms, allowing us to articulate and refine our work with unparalleled clarity during the design phase.

Building Science

In the realm of architecture, building science holds paramount importance as it necessitates the implementation of scientific principles to the design, construction, and functionality of buildings. By comprehending the intricacies of building science, our office has consistently fashioned developments that are not only secure and comfortable but also highly sustainable, energy-efficient, and long-lasting.

Here are some ways in which building science plays an important role in our work:

1) Thermal comfort:

Design buildings that maintain a comfortable indoor environment for occupants, with appropriate temperature, humidity, and air quality.

2) Energy efficiency:

Building science principles can inform decisions on building materials, insulation, and HVAC systems, among other things, to create buildings that use energy more efficiently and reduce the overall carbon footprint.

3) Indoor air quality:

Understand how to design buildings that promote healthy indoor air quality, reducing the risk of illness and other health problems for occupants.

4) Moisture management:

Manage moisture within buildings, preventing damage to building materials and reducing the risk of mold growth.

5) Structural integrity:

Structurally sound and can withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes, high winds, and floods.

6) Building durability:

Building science can help architects select materials and systems that are durable and long-lasting, reducing the need for maintenance and repair over time.

Overall, building science is essential for architects to create buildings that are safe, comfortable, energy-efficient, and durable. By applying scientific principles to the design process, architects can ensure that their buildings meet the needs of occupants while also contributing to a more sustainable built environment.

Added Value Services

Virtual Reality

In recent years we have harnessed the power of virtual reality (VR) and its immersive technology as a continued and highly beneficial vehicle to review design concepts. With this cutting-edge tool, we are able to create an experience that is as close to reality as possible, allowing us to explore our designs in unprecedented detail and precision.

By immersing ourselves in the virtual space, we can gain a deeper understanding of how our designs will look and feel, and identify any potential issues that may arise. This allows us to refine our concepts to the highest level of functionality and aesthetics. In short, VR has become an integral part of our design process, enabling us to deliver exceptional results for our clients.

3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping:

As Architects continue to explore emerging technologies, our studio has embraced the possibilities of 3D printing and its potential to quickly produce design prototypes and high quality physical models. This cutting-edge technology has become an essential tool for scrutinizing our architectural concepts, enabling us to create detailed and precise physical models with exceptional accuracy. By leveraging the power of 3D printing, we are able to rapidly test and refine our ideas, allowing us to achieve the highest level of functionality and aesthetics in our designs.

Ultimately, this transformative technology has become an indispensable component of our design process, enabling us to deliver outstanding outcomes for our esteemed clients.