FOSS workflow for architecture (Mixed-use building)

By the end of last month, I posted here in Blender 3D Architect an article about a project developed with an entire FOSS workflow. The project’s author used many different tools to create the design. They were starting with FreeCAD to create 3D models and layouts of the house and going to other stages of development with QCAD, Blender, and Inkscape.

The same author of this project is back once again with another design. In the first one, we had a residential space, and now a mixed-use building.

What is a Mixed-use building? That is a type of building where we usually have the lower floors assigned to retail space and the higher levels with compact apartments.

Besides getting a different subject for the project, we don’t get Blender in the workflow this time. Most of the work uses:

  • FreeCAD
  • QCAD
  • Inkscape

Since Blender is not in the mix, we don’t get any renders from the design. This type of project can inspire other architects and people managing project development to try a similar approach. Unfortunately, we don’t get any models to download to see the 3D data structure.

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