JR Architecture recently designed this scheme for two contemporary semi detached dwellings on a disused infill garden site. We developed the designs using Vectorworks 3D and BIM workflows.
The client was really happy with the design and could fully engage with he project during client meetings as we were able to show how the plans related to the external forms and materials and site layout.
The big benefit for client was that as soon as we made any changes to the plans, all our drawings were always up to date and fully co-ordinated as they were all generated from the single building model.
Please let us know if we can help get you planning for any land you own which can dramatically increase its value and lead to an existing development opportunity.
Adding an extension will turn a cramped kitchen into an family-friendly, sociable space. Many existing homes built in the last 100 years do not offer the kind of open plan large flexible combines space focussed around the kitchen that modern family living requires. JRA can help you achieve you dream home without the expense of moving.
A must-have in new properties and one of the top remodelling projects in period homes, the generous open-plan kitchen is now the epicentre for modern living. The main benefits of taking steps to boost space: First, your kitchen will become a more sociable space include, improving light-levels, traffic flow and overall comfort so that cooking is more pleasurable. And if done well, you should an increase in your propertys value.
This project involved removing badly built smaller rear extension and adding a large open plan, contemporary Kitching/ dining/ living space, with and extra bedroom above opening onto a lovely roof terrace. Please watch out short film to see how we work, and please let us know if we can help you realise your dream home.
We recently completed designs for both Planning and Building Regulations. This was a typical large detached family home, but with a small kitchen, and dining space by todays modern standards. The clients wanted to explore a few options to extend the Kitchen and create a large living space with an extra bedroom above. We produced a number of options using our 3D skills to help the clients visualise the ideas so they were fully engaged in the design process.
Please click to play the animation above. How we can help realise your dream home?
We were recently commissioned to extend a 3 bed house in Quorn, and have just submitted the planning application within 1 month of starting the project. We also produced some nice renderings and and animation to show the client how the extension would look and we also find this helpful in achieving our 100% success rate during planning. Please let us know if we can help create your dream home!
Jonathan Reeves Architecture have experience in helping you maximise the value of your site.
Whether you want to build a beautiful development from scratch or convert an existing building Jonathan Reeves Architects can help. Architect Jonathan Reeves uses his skills and expertise to understand exactly what you want and need in your new build project and will enable you to realise your dreams.
We specialise in providing a high quality, personal service in high quality developments, conversions and new builds.
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Many of our clients are looking to create larger more open plan living areas, particularly larger Kitchen/ Dining spaces that connect with the garden, and Bifolding doors often come up in conversation, but they are not the only solutions. This is a really interesting article from Houzz discussing some altenratives, and also the merits of Bifolding doors.
JRA are pleased to have received full planning with no conditions. We believe that by submitting a well developed deisgn and beautifully presented application with clear drawings and 3d visuals it give us the best chance for our clients to help realise their dreams.
The current owners are seeking to create a partial two storey extension to the bedrooms on the southwest side of the property and remodel the existing house via the addition of a dormer to the current master bedroom (on the northeast side of the building) and the replacement of the existing porch so the house will better suit their family life. The extension will also offer the opportunity to remove and make good the existing extensions (which were poorly built and inherited by the owners) as they extend past and replace them. The original building will be retained and upgraded both physically and aesthetically throughout the process. In addition the porch will be replaced with a more contemporary usable one.
This video show how easily a Vectorworks model of one of our current projects can be exported and imported into Twinmotion for high quality rendering and animation with moving people, trees, atmosphere.
Now available for Mac OS and Windows platforms Twinmotion is essential for all architects, landscape, and interior designers who want to bring their ideas to life and help their client visualise their ideas.
Please contact us for more information about the Twinmotion 2018 software or training we can provide!
In an effort to stimulate discussion on Building Information Modeling (BIM), specifically highlighting how information should be shared and delivered within the UK Government’s digital information requirements, CAD User magazine hosted an event sponsored by Vectorworks titled COBie or not COBie at the London Transport Museum on May 16, 2017.
According to the buildingSMART alliance, COBie (Construction Operations Building information exchange) is an information exchange specification system that helps minimize the amount of paperwork and tracking associated with BIM projects.
The one-day seminar consisted of a series of panels led by industry experts proposing various information delivery and presentation solutions. These panels were then followed by an extensive Q+A forum where seminar attendees could ask more directed, thorough questions.
Stephen Holmes presents to the audience. Image courtesy of CAD User magazine.
Here are the highlights from the engaging sessions that took place at this well-attended event:
Information is the Key to BIM. But what information, how do we save it, why, and how much? Led by Martyn Horne, Group Product Development Manager, Computers Unlimited, and Jonathan Reeves, Director, Jonathan Reeves Architects (JRA)
To get the ball rolling, Horne and Reeves discussed how information can be stored within a COBie database — making sure to explicitly emphasize that this format is not simply a spreadsheet, but a way to compile building components and associated information into a database that is usable for asset management purposes.
For more information about the COBie or not COBie event, check out this recap by CAD User magazine. And click here to learn more about what BIM can mean in your firm.
Building information modelling (BIM) is a fast evolving aspect of the construction industry.
Innovative Vectorworks BIM provides a unique insight into how innovative architectural practices have already started their journeys with BIM and discusses the major new features in Vectorworks 2016, as well as providing many helpful insights into tried a tested BIM workflows.
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How other professionals use BIM
It features 10 beautifully illustrated case studies and demonstrates the flexibility and benefits of the digital process across diverse projects and building types.
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The second part offers hands-on practical advice to empower you to improve your design skills with 50 tips and tricks for Vectorworks Architect and also looks at some of the major new features of the latest release.
This book is essential reading to all those who want to understand more about BIM and Vectorworks
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