What is Naos, exactly ?
Hi, I’m Martin LUCAS, French architect born in 1980.
I’m mostly unsatisfied with the options that are given to us to model most of the buildings we refurbish and build, don’t you ?
Most software don’t deal with non-square shapes, basic modifications, complex walls varying in thickness, differents stages of construction and replacement.
Most software deal with database in a tree-like way, making it difficult to manage and to use to its full potential.
Most software lack basic graphic design and comprehensive GUI.
NAOS is the brand I chose to provide advice and design to companies interrested in improving their solutions or creating something new.
If you think I can help you, say hello!
Not yet convinced ? Then read this :
Why would we add a new piece of software? There are Rhino+VisualARQ, Sketchup, Revit LT…
Rhino is a powerful modeler, but is…
- mainly destructive.
- there is no proper data management, even with addons.
- no timelines or schedules
- no real tools, rather commands that take a lot of room on your screen
- no complex solid layered objects
Sketchup is fine for a lot of things, but has practically the same drawbacks as Rhino :
- destructive, no proper database.
- isn’t able to manage curves and surfaces, but only meshes.
Revit LT is a powerful package for new buildings, but :
- is mainly based on predetermined categories as : walls, slabs, roofs. What do you do when a shape is something continuous, evolving from wall to roof ?
- Revit’s database management doesn’t allow crossed filtering (even if some plugins try to do so).
- Revit (LT)’s interface produces a lot of friction, and can’t allow lots of customization.
There hasn’t been any new software in the field in the past 15 years.
Do we need to talk about Archicad ?
15 years before, the Iphone didn’t even exist.
Do we still buy “improved” versions of Nokia 3410 ?
It is time to start anew, from scratch.
If you want to stay tuned, just say hello!