The fourth National BIM report by The NBS covers the latest figures for BIM usage including the latest on the Government’s approach towards BIM. Key findings in the report include the fact that awareness of BIM is now almost universal, and in the last year, 54% have used BIM on at least one project – an increase of 15% over 2012. The report also highlights that a majority of active BIM users have reached level 2 BIM and that the adoption of BIM itself has brought about competitive advantage. Smaller practices seem to be lagging behind their larger competitors. 93% of those who have been using BIM believes that they will still be using it in three years time. It is also noted that the Government’s 2016 deadline is achievable. View the full report and infographic below. View the report. View the infographic.
There is nothing quite like lounging on a large cosy bean bag to watch your favourite film on a large screen TV. So it was with great pleasure, we took over the production of a 3D cinema room that included 3D visualisation of a bean bag. Our client, Trevillion Interiors managed to design a modern interior for an in-house cinema room that included a designer bean bag (six to be exact) to add to this relaxed, cinematic atmosphere. The 3D bean bag needed to portray materials of a robust feel but an inviting and cosy look. This required careful rendering, appropriate texturing, effects, and clever room lighting to visualise a photo-realistic piece of furniture. At our 3D studio, the bean bag creation commenced by creating a 3D model mesh and a support back to host the item. Using latest technology, the bean bag was then shaped and moulded using a figure to gain correct depths and creases to provide a seated-in look. The carefully sculptured bean bag was then treated with specific furniture materials to add texture and depth. The client-specified flower design was then placed over the textured bean bag to produce the final bean bag image. The final CGI of […]
Following interviews with famous US interior designers, a Wall Street Journal article highlighted the latest trends on what’s in and what’s outdated in the interior design field for US homes. Here’s a summary of the article below, along with some interior design trends trending in the UK: First up, what’s OUT? Ikat prints: Historically these were used to dress the grandest pashas; the ikat pattern has now become a patchy print on kitchen towels says Los Angeles-based designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard. All-white kitchens: All-white kitchens were referred to as cold, stark and humourless. However, new white-glass appliances adds cleanliness and calm, unlike ubiquitous stainless steel. Woodland creatures: The use of blinky owls, Machiavellian foxes, timid deer and, most recently, mushrooms as decorative motifs in artwork and textiles is verging on kitschy. Books reduced to décor: stacks of books dust-jacketed in matching colours, stacked into precious tabletop tableaux or shelved with their spines to the wall. The Belgian look: Devolving into a catalogue cliche, the mix of freshly manufactured “antiques” with the linen upholstery and neutral tones loved by Belgian taste makers like Axel Vervoordt has influenced even our Main Street, U.S.A. vendors. You cannot do a whole room like that without […]