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Simulations or not to be  ​

Technology surrounds us and is everywhere. In recent years it has also entered the field of planning and construction. Apart from the execution process, which includes a combination of innovative materials and advanced construction methods, the design process also shows how the technology offers the architect, interior designer and client advanced planning tools that allow the design process to be accurate, high quality and uncompromising. One of these tools is 3D simulations - 3D simulation is a photo-realistic illustration tool that allows the examination of the design from every possible angle and is done with a very high level of accuracy. The simulation saves the client time and money and simulates the intention of the architect and interior designer in a way that cannot be implied in two faces.

There is a stage in the planning where the critical decisions are made such as: location of walls and division of space, location of kitchen living room and choice of basic materials for each space and furniture in it. At this point, the visualization enters the picture and allows a new perspective on the project and gives both the architect and the interior designer a glimpse into the design of the house that weaves skin and tendons.

Through the simulation it is possible to make a detailed examination of all the parameters, change the types of materials and understand what the combination between them looks like. We as architects and interior designers can easily imagine what the project will look like. We have the ability to imagine the combination of materials and following our experience in the field of architecture  We can accurately estimate project proportions and scale such as aisle width, heights, correct distances and more. But what do you do when it is difficult for a customer to read the drawings? Sometimes we come across clients who fail to put things together and imagine the end result. It's really hard to imagine it all together! So many parameters are taken into account in the design, except the ingredients and combining them, even proportions, and the connection of every detail. That's why we use simulations in order to facilitate the customer and allow him to see the clearest picture of the design process. The simulation speed design we basalt architects give As an integral part of the process of architectural planning and interior design for the home. We believe that through the visualization it is possible to examine various issues that arise in the design and go into detail. An example of the use of visualization is in the choice of materials in the kitchen.  Can be a large number of materials. For example, one kitchen can consist of oven-painted fronts, wooden shelves, marble and handles. So how do you know everything is perfectly connected to each other? In the simulation program it is very easy to change the finish of the kitchen and move from one material to another material from wood to paint, or Formica. Therefore, this is a great opportunity to examine the combination of these materials and their suitability for the entire house.


In conclusion, in the process of home design there are many decisions to be made and the visualization allows the customer to make decisions in a considered and correct way because all the planning is laid out before his eyes. We strongly believe in planning together and think that the whole process is the result of working together with us and our customers. Through the simulations it is very easy to see things clearly and accurately resting and it is easy to share with the client all the dilemmas that arise and thus allow him more involvement in the choice and opportunity to change parameters in the design.

The article was written by Basalt Architects, which gives lectures at Bezalel and the Israeli Construction Center.

(This article is a recommendation only and does not replace the full advice of all relevant professionals)

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