Livingroomcraftz was established in 2008 in Delft, The Netherlands, and has since been continuously operating.
From our very beginning, we tried to combine practical project work with educational aspects around the topic of Building Information Modelling and Virtual Construction.
The founding members of Livingroomcraftz - or abbreviated LRCZ - are Silvia Taurer and Martin Taurer.
The name Livingroomcraftz originally came out of a movie production they did in their Livingroom.
Given the fact that they both came from different backgrounds, LRCZ established a motto:
LRCZ is a platform for multiple talents.
Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a construction project delivery method that seeks efficiency and involvement of all participants (people, systems, business structures, and practices) through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.
IPD combines ideas from integrated practice and lean construction. The objectives of IPD are to increase productivity, reduce waste (waste being described as resources spent on activities that do not add value to the end product), avoid time overruns, enhance final product quality, and reduce conflicts between owners, architects, and contractors during construction. IPD emphasizes using technology to facilitate communication between these parties involved in a construction process.
Source: Integrated project delivery - Wikipedia
We offer an extensive array of services to fit any project challenge and resolve any problem that might occur on the way.
Ready to start with a new technology in the realms of building design and construction? Not sure how to do it? We can help.
Too much work - too little staff? Contact us and we will find a solution suitable for you.
LRCZ is driven to resolve problems. Support and training - all handled flexibly. Contact us for further information.
Upon request LRCZ can set up training workshops for your staff - both physically as well as virtually.
LRCZ develops support materials such as templates and components for various software platforms.
We offer BIM coordination and management as well as traditional project management services.
We offer FDM and SLA 3D manufacturing in addition to laser cutting and engraving.
Have a complicated process that you want to save time on? We can automate it for you.
We are are operating under an Autodesk Development Network license and develop Revit Plugins and other forms of automation.
We can offer you implementation services around the Autodesk® Revit product family as well as other Autodesk® products. Furthermore, we can also help you with implementing OpenBIM technologies for multiple disciplines in the building trade as well.
We Specialize in finding a solution for your problem any can use any number of tools to make a fitting solution for you, and may take the shape of workflows, tools or custom software to fit your needs.
Some solutions that we have developed include:
- DESITE Model Check XML Generator and Reporting Tools
- Multiple Dynamo scripts for any number of repetitive tasks.
- Data processing templates via Excel
- Data processing via custom software
We are are operating under an Autodesk Development Network license and develop Revit Plugins and other forms of atomization using C#.
Some features that we have developed include:
- Automated View Generation
- Warning Export
- Automatic Boundary Conditions
- Location Based Element Renumbering
Housing - Austria
Tower in Hamburg
Housing - North East Germany
DASA Ulm - Office building - Germany
Dortmund - Hotel - Germany
Housing - Frankfurt - Germany
Housing - North East Germany
Housing - Graz - Austria - Model created in Revit 2.11
Aircraft control building - DOHA
Meet the people working at LRCZ
Silvia Taurer is the founder, owner and managing director of LRCZ, a consultancy dedicated to virtual construction and prototyping.
Evangelizing current methods of integrating technology into the building trade, she inspires and proactively pushes LRCZ to maximize and optimize workflows and management practices.
One of the key interests Silvia has is the educational part of the technological evolution in building design/construction/maintenance. Students/young professionals are the key for progress.
In 2007 Martin joined LRCZ. Martin graduated as an Architect from Technical University Graz, Austria in 1987 and practiced in Austria, Germany and Brazil throughout 1999.
At that time he joined Autodesk Inc. briefly, then moved to the nascent Revit Technology Corporation in 2001, before getting reabsorbed by Autodesk with its purchase of Revit the following year. 2007 marked the end of his interest in corporate life and drove him to join LRCZ doing technology and architecture.
The motto is - if the hammer is too small, get a bigger one.
Johan joined LRCZ in 2020 and since then has been an integral part of our platform for multiple talents - because he has so many different talents spanning from production work to rapid prototyping to creating custom software.
Merlin joined the team as a modeler and programmer in 2022 and has been developing his skills since.