Category Archives: 3D Modeling

APL #116 – Cascade of Roofs

Custom home in Cheyenne, WY- Architectural re-drafting, 3D modeling & structural engineering by King Engineering Visualize the whole building as a system of roofs.  Place the largest, highest, and widest roofs over those parts of the building which are most significant: when you come to lay the roofs out in detail, you will be able to…
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King Engineering collaborates with the University of Wyoming’s 3D Visualization Center

[embed][/embed] Beginning in 2015, King Engineering began collaborating with the Shell 3D Visualization Laboratory at the Energy Institute Center on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie, Wyoming.  Our involvement has consisted of helping the Center assess the marketability of the lab to the construction industry in Wyoming, specifically residential design.  We have developed a series of…
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From Napkin-Sketch to Virtual Reality

The Clients came to King Engineering with a beautiful Victorian concept and a dream of building a near net-zero home.  We were able to keep close to their concept while taking into account site constraints, constructability considerations, improved flow & spatial relationships, and re-sale appeal.  The home features full height ICF walls from basement to roof, a three-quarter wrap-around porch, a second floor balcony over the dining room with an indoor/outdoor fireplace, 10ft ceilings on the main floor, and two master suites.  The south side of the home will feature a ground-mounted solar array to meet the electrical demand and geothermal for heating & cooling.

APL #107, #109 & #159

  The Chauvenet floor plan designed by King Engineering with APL design theories #107 Wings of Light: Arrange each building so that it breaks down into wings which correspond, approximately, to the most important natural social groups within the building.  Make each wing long and as narrow as you can - never more than 25…
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