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Snaptrude is Inspired by One on One by Moreno Architecture from ArchDaily

September 16, 2021


What’s in this Blog?

  1. Why did Snaptrude choose to recreate One on One by Moreno Architecture from ArchDaily?
  2. About the Project: One on One by Moreno Architecture on ArchDaily
  3. 5 Easy Steps of Working on Snaptrude 3D Modelling BIM Software
  4. From Plan to Presentation in 60 Minutes

Snaptrude Inspired by One on One by Architects, Moreno Architecture from ArchDaily

So, a lot of architects and architectural firms ask us, how does Snaptrude create structures with complex shapes faster than other tools? We decided to re-make existing buildings in Snaptrude, just to show how the architectural design process can be simplified without using multiple design software – which is typically designing separately in CAD, separately in a 3D modelling software, and separately in BIM software.

This is the first part of our series ‘Snaptrude Gets Inspired’ – our experiments to see how different and complicated architectural projects can be designed in a simple and efficient way using our intelligent Building Information Modelling design software

Why did Snaptrude choose to recreate One on One by Architects, Moreno Architecture from ArchDaily?

First, because ArchDaily, with their creative showcase of global projects, is a constant source of inspiration for architects and architectural firms. Secondly, One on One by Moreno Architecture was an interesting project that came with unique challenges and level of complexity in geometry design. It gave us an opportunity to showcase how one can cut down on mundane manual processes by 80% and generate 3D model and BIM data at a click on Snaptrude BIM tool.

Our intention has not been to make the exact replica of the inspired project but to see how presentation-ready models can be created in the fastest and simplest way possible on Snaptrude BIM design software.

About the Project: One on One by Moreno Architecture on ArchDaily

Original product description from ArchDaily: One on One is characterised by bold architecture featuring glass and metal, composed of superimposed staggered volumes.  Situated in a corner of Luxembourg’s business district, the building has a great visibility in the heart of the city. The complexity of the site is due to the triangular geometry form of the terrain, between existing buildings and 2 arterial roads. This situation inspired Moreno Architecture to create a building out of 12 superimposed skewed volumes of glass and metal.

5 Easy Steps of Working on Snaptrude 3D Modelling BIM Software

Nothing gives us more joy than to see architects having fun while designing on Snaptrude design software! These are the 6 simple steps that architects follow while creating projects like this one, on Snaptrude.

STEP 1: Create the Floor Plan(s): Either by uploading the image on Storey 1 and setting scale or by drawing all the rooms in the plan on the tool directly (Snaptrude can work as a drawing software too).

Creating Floor Plan on Snaptrude BIM software

Creating Floor Plan on Snaptrude BIM software

STEP 2: BIM (Building Information Modelling) Detailing: Once the plan is ready, on a click of a button (Create Building) the building is created with walls, slab and all the BIM details. During this stage, other detailing is also done like editing wall thickness as required, adding fenestration, staircase or creation of columns and pergolas.

Snaptrude Highlight: The difference that Snaptrude brings to the table over other tools is the BIM Automation. To see for yourself, click here and book a demo.

 Generating 3D BIM model on Snaptrude BIM software
Massing on Snaptrude BIM software


Generating 3D BIM model on Snaptrude
Generating 3D BIM model with a click, on Snaptrude

STEP 3: Materials: Once you have created the building, you can easily apply materials to BIM objects – masses as well as building components – walls and floors. Editing the material opacity, size and direction of the applied textures is easy on Snaptrude. At this stage, Bill of Materials is also auto generated on Snaptrude.

Applying materials on Snaptrude BIM design software
Applying materials on Snaptrude BIM design software

STEP 4: Presentation: You can set up the site location, turn shadows on and move the toggles around. Once you download the views, you can also jazz them up in Photoshop at this stage to make it look the way you wish (add realistic people and trees for instance) although we have not used Photoshop in this creation.

Making presentation-ready concepts on Snaptrude BIM design software
Making presentation-ready concepts on Snaptrude BIM design software


STEP 5: Export: The best part about using Snaptrude is that you can export the model in any format and open the exported file in Lumion/Twinmotion or other rendering platforms to render your project.

Shadow Studies toggle on Snaptrude
Shadow Studies toggle on Snaptrude


From Plan to Presentation in 60 Minutes

We definitely do not claim that every detail from this inspiring project has been created on Snaptrude but the entire model was created from plan to presentation, from initial stage to 3D BIM model in just about an hour. If you wish to add rendering, this model can easily be exported to tools like Lumion as Snaptrude files are compatible with rendering software, without the need to re-work on any element.

In comparison, if you would have used any other popular design software like Sketchup, you would have started with creation of the model without BIM details.

The beauty of using a Building Information Modeling tool like Snaptrude for creation is that you can not only handle complex projects effortlessly, but also do master planning, vertical zoning, area calculation and initial cost estimation by generating Bill of Materials.

Plus, unlike most architectural design software tools that are desktop only, Snaptrude works not only on the desktop but also on the tablet, giving you more designing freedom. You can also collaborate with your teams in real-time by virtue of its cloud platform.

Snaptrude BIM software inspired by One on One by architects, Moreno Architecture on
Snaptrude BIM software inspired by One on One by architects, Moreno Architecture on
On the left is the original One on One designed by architects, Moreno Architecture originally published on ArchDaily. On the right is how we took inspiration and tried making it on Snaptrude BIM design software.

While architects desire an accomplished software in terms of design capabilities, they also need approachability and ease-of-use. They might not be getting the benefits of automation and speed, low learning curve and iterative design flexibility, all at once, in the current set of tools.

But, with a single BIM design software like Snaptrude, you can unlock the full potential of designing BIM models really fast (10x faster than usual tools) – be it for designing houses or commercial projects.

Like this? Watch this space for our next ‘Snaptrude Gets Inspired’ blog.

Disclaimer: No copyright infringement is intended. Please write to smita@snaptrude.com for any dispute.


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