The importance of "Digital-Twin" for passenger liners



Matthew Jensen - October 2019



We were recently invited to the new Wärtsilä Maritime Simulation Centre. The facility is the largest active ship and port simulation centre in the UK, boasting the latest in smart technologies and control systems.

It was important to learn the importance of "Digital-Twin" data following the execution of Architectural and Engineering stages. This virtual model (MIM) forms a critical trajectory to the feasibility, testing and training procedures prior to realisation. Overall, another great insight into the importance of digital within the creation of passenger vessels and environments.













Bicester Private Residence - Completed



Matthew Jensen - October 2019



We are very proud to announce that our latest DFMA residential private residence is now completed at Bicester. The project started in early 2017 and has now been fully constructed and handover completed.











Mitutoyo (Coventry) UK: Project Completion



Matthew Jensen - October 2019



Our project (along with GLS) is now complete for a state-of-the-art Gauging facility at Mitutoyo UK. The new building extension and contemporary two-storey structure includes specialty tech workshops, engineering offices and customer experience showrooms. We started in 2016 with planning, then further evolved the site with detailed continuation for full service Architecture, Design and Project Management works across the whole site, from design to delivery.











The Digital World: BIM



Matthew Jensen - September 2019



Join us at The Digital World: BIM with guest speaker Matthew Jensen discussing the topic "Can BIM technologies work for Cruise Ships?".

19 September 2019 - 15:50 (Event starts at 08:00) at One Whitehall Place (Westminster, London).







A "fresh-look" at Cruise-ship lighting



Matthew Jensen - September 2019



Alongside our fleet management teams, we have been undertaking review workshops to improve lighting systems an concealed IMO ceiling systems on-board. Celebrity Cruises have always been favoured by us for the immersive lighting and controls that have been executed across various deck environments.









On-site at Chazey Road



Matthew Jensen - August 2019



Our two year project in Chazey Road, Caversham (Reading) is now on-site and the major installation has commenced. The proposal includes a large luxury contemporary residence set within the lavish avenues of Caversham.









Our turnkey system building now assembled on site in Oxford



Matthew Jensen - July 2019



The contemporary two-storey residence at Graven Hill is installed and erected having been factory pre-fabricated, and the interior fit-out is now in process.









BUILD Architecture Awards 2019:
"Best Fully-Integrated Design Consultancy"



Matthew Jensen



We have recently received a regional award from Build Magazine - Awards 2019.







GEO Business Show: Guest Speaker for Marine



Matthew Jensen



Matthew Jensen is a guest speaker at GEO Business Show 2019 on Tuesday 21st May discussing: "A possible future for passenger marine fleet management and technologies". Come visit at Business Design Centre London (Theatre 2) or tune in live on the day.

#GEObusinessshow

​ https://www.geobusinessshow.com/topics/coastal-inshore













Fraiserline and London Build 2019



Matthew Jensen



We are delighted to see ourselves and many other industry professionals listed at London Build 2019.


www.londonbuildexpo.com











Cruise & Ferry - Can building information modelling work for cruise ships?



Matthew Jensen



The manufacturing and building industries have the future of digital at heart, but how intricate will this be? One specific industry that blurs the lines between innovation and tradition is shipbuilding, most specifically, the market consumption of cutting-edge cruise liners.


Matthew Jensen writes for Cruise & Ferry Magazine to demonstrate how Building Information Modelling (BIM) could challenge the principles.


www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/can-building-information-modelling-work-for-cruise-ships










Planning Consent - Lower Road



Matthew Jensen



We have recently received planning consent for a unique development of four executive homes in the district of Buckinghamshire.







Project Completion - Milberry Close



Matthew Jensen



The contemporary single-storey residence at Milberry Close has now been completed, and is in full occupation by the client.











Based on a former near derelict bungalow, the re-development of Milberry Close introduces a contemporary response to the surrounding traditional vernacular. The inclusion of floor-to-ceiling glazing ensures daylight inside at all times, yet takes advantage of the latest in home technologies, such as a state-of-the-art mechanical ventilation system.





On-board Survey - MS Serenissima



Matthew Jensen



We have recently been on-board the historic MS Serenissima Cruise Ship undertaking an Architectural survey and guest experience audit. This historic vessel, formerly known as the Harald Jarl then MS Andrea, was constructed in 1960 as a part passenger ferry.















The vessel is still powered by the original Burmeister & Wain Diesel engine (AEG infrastructure) and original propulsion system, yet has recently acquired some technical upgrades such as HVAC to the upper decks and an upgraded Navigation bridge (former wheelhouse).

The vision is to re-model both the interior and exterior public to private spaces by bringing back the immersive theme of authentic "classic cruising", however introducing further luxury enhancements with the latest in innovative on-board technologies.





Planning consent - Chazey Road



Matthew Jensen



We have recently received planning consent for a contemporary luxury 5 bedroom bespoke residence in Reading, Berkshire. The design features the latest in home technologies, including a state-of-the-art Heating & Ventilation system.









The proposal replaces a former dwelling that was in desperate need of a major restoration. As per the scope of the project, the introduction of a contemporary yet traditional form respects the surrounding vernacular whilst provides a unique living environment, including an impressive internal 2.5m floor-to-ceiling height on both levels.





Planning consent - Mitutoyo



Matthew Jensen



Working alongside GLS Design Limited - Mitutoyo (Coventry) has recently been granted planning consent for Phase 02 of re-development for the new design office and workshop suites. In 2016, we had undertaken planning and construction for a new portal frame extension to the building, with a Kingspan cladding panel.







The new design office was inspired by the BMW "office lab" within the Oxford Headquarters, and aims to be innovative and state-of-the art for the upcoming developments within precision measurement technologies at Mitutoyo Worldwide.




Planning consent - Chobham



Matthew Jensen



We have been recently granted planning consent for a retrospective re-development proposal to Oriel Cottage in Chobham. The site, set within a rural backdrop to Surrey Heath, benefits a new extension and re-model as in-keeping with the existing Art's and Crafts design language.





In dialogue with Surrey Heath LPA, the improvements will encourage a refined living experience for the current owners, yet responds to the surrounding vistas and natural landscapes within the estate.




Planning consent & on site.



Matthew Jensen



We have proudly delivered an exciting new residential project in Hampshire, within the idyllic village of Medstead. The design remains contemporary within the surrounding vernacular, yet planning was approved due to the design quality and merit of technologies that stand innovative in the UK market.





The site replaces a pre-war low-rise bungalow, that was proving inefficient and uncomfortable for the occupants. The system, based on timber-frame manufacture, will be delivered on the site to enable the installation and construction process. The system approach has inspired us to help innovate the future of house building.




BIM, the new "build-by-wire"



Matthew Jensen



The month of November hosts some interesting movements in the world of Architecture, Construction, Media, Entertainment and Engineering. Autodesk hosting the AU event in Las Vegas has gained traction for the digital service industries with new software capabilities that incorporate VR, AR, and Artificial Intelligence (AI).





The construction industry is starting to adopt new ways of data gathering, such as point-cloud surveying, BIM and robotic manufacturing on-site. We have moved a long-way from the drawing board, fineliner and paper, and with the incorporation of UAV's, and advanced GIS capabilities. The design approach incorporates real-time product information from suppliers, improving non-linear coordination.
The future is bright. The future is BIM.




Automatic Housing



Matthew Jensen



Technology is integral to how we live with our digital interactions for communicating, control and "play". The construction industry process has marginally changed over the last few decades unlike engineering, automotive and industrial design. Building technology has been evolving in order to meet the statutory requirements for codes of practice, planning and regulations, but the construction process, as we know, can be long and expensive.





We have noticed a trend in new house building enterprises, offering a "turn-key" solution to the delivery and realisation of dwellings. Unlike the traditional process of bricks, mortar and a monthly build schedule, these systems are able to be erected within a matter of days or weeks, with a compressed build program and impact on the environment.

This follows similar principles to the design and development of industrial products, constructed in isolation to the end-user environment, but engineered to precision due to the automatic tools and systems available. Houses of this nature are able to be manufactured to high-quality, are future-proof, and can be low-risk on financial contingencies.

Turn-key housing has been known for many years and has not been a preference for many, however, with a change to the way we design, make or build - we may be engaging with a "system" approach to more buildings in the future.




Hilton HHonors Digital Key



Matthew Jensen



Hilton HHonors recently introduced the "Digital Key" to further enhance the guest check-in process. The core strategy behind this innovation was to encourage a bespoke travel experience, however, does this pose other constraints to the journey?





Hilton have a roll-out of architectural standards that ensure that each development remains on-brand and within brand values. The digital check-in does improve overall efficiency, but could pose as a clash between customer service and footfall within the public area amenities, meaning guests are less likely to engage with retail, dining and leisure facilities during the initial stages of his or her stay.

The strong benefits of the system does allow a guest a seamless transition in creating a "home from home" experience - by tailoring the experience on a pre-arrival basis. The digital key is the starting node to the next movement of digital incorporations within travel hospitality.




Brand Sales Environments



Matthew Jensen



Why they work, and how they deliver a stronger business, with better profit. The power is in the brand, and customers engage at all facets of that brand when considering the consumption or products or services.


This is unified across industry sectors such as retail, hospitality, transport, automotive, leisure and workplaces. It is paramount to retain the brand outfit to retain the merits of all digital interfaces and interaction, hence why the car showroom is a hub for sales generation.





With Mitsubishi, the inclusion of a "coffee bar" within the sales experience was integral to the customer journey, by encouraging a longer dwell time and interaction with the brand. This merges the lines between hospitality and commercial interior design, bridging stronger customer loyalty into the deal process.





We launched a scheme for Mercedes Benz back in 2015, by introducing a deluxe food and beverage area into the showroom architecture. Noting a similar service standard provided by IHG (Intercontinental Hotels) with the inclusion of private business lounges within the hotels for increased brand engagement, the automotive intervention was simple and commercially derived. The main objective was to encourage the use of showroom amenities to identify a "hard-sell" or "soft-sell" with customers through the offering of branded amenity, refreshment, or interactive digital experience.