Concept Design. At Demiurge we are always excited to work with our clients through the earliest stages of design. Our services for this process include research, diagramming, sketching, 3D modelling, parametric modelling, and production of 3D printed prototypes.

Design Development. During this phase of a project Demiurge is focused on a rigorous translation of the schematic design into one that has been carefully examined and transformed into something buildable. Our design development services include parametric 3D modelling using Rhino and Grasshopper, development and/or refinement of architectural details, coordination of the development of these details with proposed building techniques and materials, exploration of the feasibility of these details and materials through the production of prototypes, production of sample connection details, and testing of material properties and techniques.

Through this stage we are dedicated to proving the viability, both functionally and aesthetically, of all construction assemblies and materials.

Schematic Design. Our approach to schematic design is always one that is focused on maintaining a projects conceptual basis as it is further developed. Our services include further research, diagramming, sketching, 3D modelling, parametric modelling, and production of 3D printed prototypes. Through schematic design we are constantly asking if the designs trajectory remains a reflection of its underlying concept.

In addition to these services, it is at this stage of the design process that we initiate a careful consideration of material selections.  This consideration is intended to foster an open discussion of material possibilities, as they relate to the project’s budget, site, and long term maintenance. This discussion includes material research, sample acquisition, and the collection and examination of manufacturer specifications.