Form Architects Ltd

11 Northside Plaza Kingston 6 Jamaica876-702-4045
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Form Architects are a regional architectural practice with offices in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago with over twenty four (24) years of combined experience in design, environmental planning and architectural development for a wide range of projects and building types. Our projects range significantly in budgets, scale, material usage, type and content to include retail, residential, multi? Unit housing, performance and commercial complexes and spaces

We are committed to a high standard of architecture within an ecological and sustainable framework. We seek to design modern environments that are responsive to the tropical climate of the region, people and their lifestyles. We are heavily involved in the conceptual exploration and creation of architecture while consistently seeking new experimental and technological applications to improve our product. With the use of construction systems and new materials, we believe that innovation must continue throughout the design and impleentation processes whilst at the same time being relentlessly practical.

Contrary to most traditional practices, the firm encourages no separation between the design, production and construction process. We strongly believe that the process of design and innovation continues throughout all phases of design and construction in an effort to create positive impacts and effects on the built environment. Through our commitment to this design philosophy, we have achieved interesting and novel results within established budgets while making strong and fulfilling statements for our clients, thereby achieving total stakeholder satisfaction. This has ultimately led to better spaces and living environments and an overall understanding of architecture as an extension of the human experience.

Form has twenty five (25) years of combined experience in design, environmental planning and architectural development for a wide range of projects and building types. Our projects range significantly in budget, scale, material usage, type and content include retail, residential, multi-unit housing, performance and commercial complexes and spaces. We are committed to a high standard of architecture within an ecological and sustainable framework. Contrary to most traditional practices, the firm encourages no separation between the design, production and construction process.

We strongly believe that the process of design and innovation continues throughout all phases of design and construction in an effort to create positive impacts and effects on the built environment. Through our commitment to this design philosophy, we have achieved interesting and novel results within established budgets while making strong and fulfilling statements for our clients, thereby achieving total stakeholder satisfaction. This has ultimately led to better spaces and living environments and an overall understanding of architecture as an extension of the human experience. We are looking forward to working with you to make your project a reality.
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4D architecture: We are able to connect the electronic project construction schedule issued in Microsoft project files from the contractor to different project tasks, timelines and resources for each model elements (i.e... concrete slabs, beams, roofs and columns) to show the construction sequencing and track the actual construction vs planned status of each project to aid in tracking of project progress. This also increases visualisation for clients to show how the building will be constructed.
5D architecture: We have developed custom and complex software programming to enable virtual model elements to be connected to a cost database. We are able to make informed decisions about your project that are aligning with your budget before the design process is complete. We assign quantities, materials and the cost to the model element that allows the client to derive instant cost calculations with each design change. We can determine the real time cost of design decisions and options before you begin the construction process. The client can then make informed decisions and play a more active role in the design process of the building and consequently get the best value for your money.
6D architecture: Nearly, 80 percent of design decisions on energy efficiency are made in the early design stages and it is therefore important to use energy analytical tools to determine the best design results. Sustainability is at the core of our practice and we are able to calculate and compare energy consumption, monthly energy balances and other indicators inform the design process and make the best design choices before construction begins for the project. We connect the UV values to materials in the virtual model to enable the energy usage of the building being designed to be calculated before its use. We are able to tell our clients of the energy consumption of the design and align our architecture towards more sustainable solutions.
7D architecture: We are able to create intell
gent "as built drawings and logs" from our virtual model for our clients for the project that include intelligent parametric fixtures, equipment and furniture that include product information and serial numbers, cost and replacement information for the maintenance of the building during its life cycle. The is very valuable for maintenance engineers for the buildings that helps in the efficient replacement and fixing of equipment and infrastructure and decrease the down time and increases the production time of your business.
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