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Inaspace designing new KFC national rollout

By | Architecture, Inaspace, Interiors, Technology

We are thrilled to now release the new KFC look! In September last year KFC Australia asked us to create their new front of house brand standard design. Over the last six months Inaspace collaborated with various designers and architects to create a KFC design guide. This brand new look will be used by all architect and design consultants in Australia working on KFCs. We also created a virtual reality model for the KFC team to walkthrough, including the global CEO.

Authenticity was the brief, and we have blended modern finishes to highlight the history of the company. The spotlight is back on the Colonel and the “Kentucky Fried Chicken” brand with new graphics and murals. The signage is a throwback to the original brand with the bucket and stripes.

2019 marks 10 years of Inaspace working on KFCs and this project is particularly special. It’s incredibly rewarding knowing that our designs have been recognised, leading us to contributing to the brand on a national scale. The new design will be rolled out across new stores and adapted for existing store upgrades. Be on the lookout for some cheeky hidden quotes and graffiti style murals!

Inaspace paving the way for architecture with Virtual Reality

By | Architecture, Inaspace, VR

Virtual Reality (VR) technology makes architectural plans easier to understand and saves time and money.

Virtual Reality is a visual tool that allows our clients to experience 3D computer simulated environments. With tracking sensors and a headset, users explore and interact in a space that doesn’t physically exist. If the user’s head turns, the graphics reacts accordingly – this means you can walk around, look through a window or confirm furniture heights just like you would in real life.

Clients can also experience a virtual model without wearing the headset by watching a video “flythrough” of the 3D space or via an online walkthrough.

VR is for every body and any project

You don’t need to be an IT expert to use the software. The global CEO of KFC found our equipment useful in understanding a new building design, while a 60 year old farmer was able to intuitively interact with the model of his new home despite never having used a computer or played video games before.

The 3D models we now build are helpful for everyone on the project. The models are so easy to interpret that construction errors are minimized because engineers and trades people can immediately read the design. In the past we hand sketched 2D plans and elevations with image boards and renders. Now we communicate more powerfully and effectively.

There is no project too big or to small for VR. We have modelled projects ranging from as little as 40m2 to as massive 2.7 hectares consisting of dozens of buildings.

VR advantages

  • Time and money saved
  • Design presentation is interactive
  • Viewing the proposed design at a real life scale results in better understanding
  • Make instant changes to finishes
  • Real time and location sunlight adjustments (morning, afternoon, night time etc)
  • Able to discuss details much earlier in the design process
  • Design comprehension increased
  • Misinterpretation of drawings by builders and trades people decreased
  • More efficient and effective problem solving
  • Addressing problems via the 3D model leads to less on site changes
  • More streamlined correspondence prior to construction and less on site visits
  • Greater marketing potential for clients, investors, tenants or customers

What can I expect?

We model in 3D simultaneous to hand designing and documenting. Here are some examples of how quickly we produce VR ready models whilst designing / documenting a project.

1-2 Days (no textures)

1 week (Basic materials added)

2 weeks+ (Detailed model)

Where can I view a VR model?

To get the most out of a model we recommend coming to our office for the full VR experience however we can also come to you or send a link for you to view online anywhere in the world. Check out the comparison table below to get an idea of what to expect when viewing at different locations.

 Inaspace OfficeYour office*At home**
Walk through computer model✔️✔️✔️
Adjust daylighting✔️✔️✔️
VR compatible (use with headset)✔️✔️
Make instant changes to model (materials, layouts etc)✔️
High Res render quality✔️✔️Draft quality only
Realistic grass / reflections✔️✔️

*Inaspace presentation at your office OR using your computer with the minimum hardware requirements
**Requires internet connection + install WEB GL2 on Chrome or Firefox

VR is a great tool to compliment technical drawings and achieve a successful project. Inaspace is excited to be at the forefront of architecture with this technology. It’s impossible to describe what it’s like so we welcome the opportunity for clients to come in and try it! The only way to really see it is if you’re looking at it!

If you want to know more feel free get in touch and in the meantime

Check out an online model here!

Appreciating local suppliers

By | Architecture, Interiors, Uncategorized

Since opening a new office in Melbourne last year we have found so many incredible local products and suppliers, so we thought we would share a few of our favourite hidden gems.

We recently stumbled upon Elegance tiles while searching for local tiles for one of our regional Victorian projects. The Elegance website is so intuitive to navigate which makes our job easier to select from their huge range. They have every bit of information you could need and have included descriptions of tile types (what on earth does rectified mean?!) as well as explaining important info about tile slip ratings – beautiful! We can’t wait to get some of their products in our projects.

Here are a few quick ones that we love.

Aboutspace is one of our go to suppliers with an incredibly large range of lighting at an awesome price point. They are also able to do custom lights for any bespoke projects! We would recommend going straight to their reductions page as they always have a lot of beautiful lights being discontinued at low prices.

We found Adelaide based furniture makers Senkki at Melbourne Denfair. Whilst cheap contemporary scandi designs are every where now, it’s refreshing to find local companies who can offer hand made furniture with Australian timber. Their quality craftsmanship is second to none and we really appreciate their attention to detail!

Finding quality suppliers and products we can rely on and trust is an important part of our job and we’re looking forward to seeing what new suppliers we find this year through all of the trade expo’s and exhibitions!

2018 Reflection

By | Architecture, Heritage, Inaspace, Interiors

2018 was a GIGANTIC year for Inaspace which saw us celebrate our 15th year and push passed our 400th project! We reached many milestones along the way including;

+ Opening a new office in Melbourne

+ Most amount of Heritage projects completed in a year

+ Expanding the Inaspace team!

+ Most amount of KFC projects in a year

+ An award winning heritage project

+ Working on Brisbane’s only over water bar right under the Story Bridge!

+ Presenting national standard to the global CEO of KFC

+ Most amount of projects we’ve ever had in a year!

Take a look at some of our favourites and here’s hoping 2019 will be even bigger and better!

 

KFC Park Ridge construction almost complete

By | Architecture, Inaspace

Another new build KFC we worked on last year is almost complete! KFC Park Ridge is due to open to the public tomorrow and we are very excited to see it come together! We were able to push the boundaries on this one and the builders have done a great job on the fit out so far! Here are some sneak peek images from site.

Award winning bar in Brisbane CBD

By | Heritage, Inaspace, Interiors

Congrats to The Gresham bar on winning Bar of the Year! Well done boys! We are incredibly proud of your success.

We love a good heritage project, so we thoroughly enjoyed working on The Gresham a couple of years ago. This restaurant guide award is just another to add to the long list of awards they’ve already got under their belt. We highly recommend popping in for a drink next time you’re in the city.

Newly refurbished club in Redcliffe

By | Inaspace, Interiors

We are proud to have worked on The Redcliffe Leagues Club together with Paynter DixonGrayLightBaresque and Brintons Carpets and we’re all very happy with the results. Even better, the client is thrilled with what we pulled off. In fact, we’ve received positive feedback from the client, the client’s client and everyone else who collaborated on the project! If you’re in the area, be sure to visit the club and let us know what you think of the fit out.

New restaurant in Rosalie

By | Inaspace, Interiors

The Bounty Restaurant and Bar is Rosalie’s newest restaurant and bar with a beautiful seasonal menu and incredible fit out, if we do say so ourselves. Don’t take our word for it though, check out these photos of the space by the very talented architectural photographers at Camera Obscura.

Happy 12th birthday Inaspace!

By | Architecture, Inaspace, Interiors

It might be a bit late… but the 14th of May marked our 12 YEAR ANNIVERSARY! With 12 projects to tender and 4 renovation projects completed (just this year), I am sure we can be forgiven for the late celebrations! Thank you to all that have supported Inaspace and we are excited to bring you many more projects!!