Construkt are vested in cultural engagement to create designs that are authentic to the identities, histories, narratives, and aspirations of tangata whenua. We have an established process that involves education and engagement with outside consultants to positively work with Māori culture and embed Mana Whenua values into design outcomes.
Sustainable design is a fundamental focus in our practice. It is a multifaceted consideration that is factored into our design decisions at all levels of the design process. We prioritise design outcomes that generate strong social structures, have low environmental impact, and offer economic viability. Construkt are constantly learning as the industry grows its knowledge base for sustainable design. We have recently tailored our drawing packages to be in line with NZGBC Homestar, which is an independent rating tool for assessing the health, efficiency, and sustainability of buildings in New Zealand.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is embedded in our work approach to aid the design and delivery of projects. We have a dedicated team of BIM experts that ensure Construkt are up to date with international BIM Standards and methodologies, ensuring we are working effectively and efficiently on our projects, and to coordinate with other consultants. We are currently in the process of modernisation. We are bringing our modelling and exchange practices in line with the internationally recognised standard ISO19650, and actively using Solibri (model federation and interrogation software) to collaborate with stakeholders on low rise apartments.
Clear visual communication is essential in architecture. Renders and simulations are powerful tools for consultation and engagement. We use modelling technology that allows us to create virtual environments that can be explored, challenged, and tweaked as our designs develop. We have developed a series of in-house pipelines to achieve both high efficient rendering outputs as well as hyper-realistic visualisations, including virtual reality, advance simulations and creative animations. Our toolbox includes ArchiCAD, BIMx, Twinmotion and 3DSmax.