Synargio Architects | Lunteren, Gelderland, Netherlands
For this JP Y 850 million apartment building project, Takahashi Architect created a detailed design and specifications plan for the Minami
Nagareyama complex in Japan. Using 3D BIM, the firm created a data model of the apartment design using Japanese specifications. This pilot
project has enabled Takahashi Architect to more quickly estimate detail work at the final stages of basic design in all of its future projects.
Takahashi Architect used Bentley Architecture (now AECOsim Building Designer) to create a data model that was intended to be generic, but,
in fact, corresponded to design diagram drawing specifications unique to Japan. As the model was refined and the rendering animation was
added, it evolved into an integrated BIM model. Specific research was conducted by creating a sunshine/shadow animation to determine how
sunlight exposure affected the units.
This project by Synargio Architects in Lunteren, Netherlands, was a cultural center that featured a public library, 28 apartments, and 45
parking places, half of which are below ground. With so many mixed uses on such a small site, the project quickly became complex. The
design team’s goal was to complete the project with no building errors.
Using MicroStation, Synargio Architects was able to model the EUR 4. 4 million building exactly as a contractor would realize it, which
provided accurate and limitless modeling options. The software’s 3D capabilities enabled all participants – from managers to craftsmen on
site – to visualize a complex structure that adds richness and diversity to the heart of the village.
Takahashi Architect Ltd. | Nagareyama, Chiba, Japan
Minami Nagareyama Apartment Project
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