The Future as a Design Tool


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Design is an arms race. Over decades of architectural practice we have continuously invested in the latest state-of-the-art design technologies. These tools help us respond to the design process in a more rigorous manner and allow our clients to have both a quicker response time and the added choice of a physical model.


Rendering & Visualisations

Communicating projects requires collaboration, clarity and a sense of creativity. Rendering the project's outcome is an effective way to position an unbuilt work in the built world, helping to assess the outcomes of a potential development. At Tectvs, we use renderings and visualisation as a way to continuously evaluate our projects. Sometimes they are photo-realistic, other times they are conceptual, but at all times inspiring.

A residential development at Bowden can be brought to life through a 3D visualisation

A residential development at Bowden can be brought to life through a 3D visualisation


A competition entry for Flinders St Station in Melbourne allowed us to experiment with variations of a design path

A competition entry for Flinders St Station in Melbourne allowed us to experiment with variations of a design path

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Version 2

Version 3

Version 3


Design requires the latest tools and technology, good design is knowing how and when to use them


Point Cloud

Point Cloud is a software tool that creates 3D Models of actually-existing sites constructed out of paths of light. This enables us to quickly begin mapping the existing built environment, import it into our computer software, and immediately start working with the volumes and envelopes of the space. 

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Data gathered extends into the millions of pathways

Data gathered extends into the millions of pathways

Point Cloud reconstructs the site as data pathways

Point Cloud reconstructs the site as data pathways


3D Printing

3D printing is the future, make no question of it, think of it as Rapid Prototyping. 

At Tectvs, we have 3D printers in house to make sure that projects come to life. They are particularly useful for giving clients a sense of the buildings scale in relation to the site, and help us construct more complicated built forms.

A residential project is modelled for analysis

A residential project is modelled for analysis

The site is modelled by hand, the structure is 3D printed

The site is modelled by hand, the structure is 3D printed

A test print to demonstrate both the complexity and fitness of the 3D printer

A test print to demonstrate both the complexity and fitness of the 3D printer