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Visual Simulations (Urban)

Waterfront

Boffa Miskell worked with other consultants on this waterfront redevelopment. A visual assessment - including simulations - were part of the application document.

Permission: Panuku Development Auckland

Urban

An example of how 3D architectural models are integrated with landscape design in an urban environment. 

 

Infrastructure

Simulations were supplied to the client to assist in assessing the visual effects of a proposed reconfiguration of wharf facilities.

Permission: Lyttleton Port Company

Visual Simulations (Rural)

Energy

Simulations can be a valuable tool in assessing the visual effects of infrastructure projects in rural areas - in this case, for comparing the relative size and location of turbines.

Transport

Assessing how cycleways could be incorporated into an existing road corridor.

Permission: Beca (NZTA)

Tourism

These visuals were used for consultation purposes, bringing the vision to life.

GIS Analysis

Constraints

The suitability of a site for development relies on careful consideration of constraints including geological, ecological, visual and social ....we use our GIS suite of tools to analyse and present these.

Viewshed

The visual catchment of a proposed development is important in assessing the potential effects to the public. We use both standard and "fuzzy logic" viewshed tools to map these.

Shadows (Solar Studies)

Shadow Analysis can be presented as an animation or as a set of images - in either plan or 3D - for any location and on any day of the year.

Network Analysis

Network analysis tools can provide a better understanding of how pedestrian, cycling and vehicle behaviours might change. This example shows the walking times to the nearest existing bus stop of a proposed subdivision expansion.

Multispectral Analysis

Using near-infrared imagery from a dedicated UAV camera, we can perform multispectral (NDVI) analysis, allowing for more accurate assessment of the effectiveness of aerial spraying and of overall plant health.

Viewshaft Analysis

Looking for a sharp way to present your analysis and mapping? Our trained cartographers have an eye for presenting geospatial data in clear, concise and innovative ways.

Credit: Tupuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority

Visualisations

Cycleways

A series of visualisations to show what the outcome might look like of a proposed cycleway.  

Town Centres

A set of visualisations based on drone photography can help communicate your vision.

Permission: Waimakiriri District Council

Expressways

Enhancement of aerial imagery can be used to assist in planning processes.

Permission: Beca (NZTA)

Marinas

Boffa Miskell's multidisciplinary teams collaborated with their client on the redevelopment of the Te Ana Marina in Lyttleton Harbour ...this is one of the visuals produced for consultation.

Permission: Lyttleton Port Company

Night Visualisations

Utilising lighting specifications provided by lighting engineers enables us to provide representations of infrastructure and streetscapes as they would appear at night.

Section Models

Section models are a great way to communicate how the various components of a streetscape will work together. We are currently looking at how we can use augmented reality on these to provide a fully immersive experience. 

Animations

Construction Sequencing

Creating simple animations to help demonstrate construction sequences. In this example, the sequence of replacing a set of 2 lane bridges with larger 3 lane bridges is demonstrated.

Time of Day

This generic animation demonstrates how changes in lighting conditions, distance and aspect can vastly alter visual effects.

Climate Change

This animation emulates how the lake behind a disused quarry site would fill. Similar techniques can be used for climate change aand flood modelling.

Design Detail

Showcasing how a proposed artwork could engage with the landscape, conveying the finer details often incorporated into design elements.

Landscape Integration

Working with engineers and architects, this animation became a valuable tool in creating the best design outcome.

Fly Throughs

Boffa Miskell regularly works on redevelopment of town centres. This animation was used as part of the consultation process. 

Permission: Tararua Alliance

Video

 

Shadows Timelapse

Although computer modelling is extremely powerful, sometimes the best way to record how shadows behave is through simple observation and the use of timelapse photography.

Dynamic Elements

Dynamic elements such as digital signboards don't lend themselves to the static visual simulations. We have developed techniques to superimpose such elements on to video, such as this example.

Weather Timelapse

This footage dramatically demonstrates how not only can weather and lighting conditions can change over a short period in New Zealand, but also how painted surfaces respond by significant changes in hue.