Grasyscale building with red pillars

Platform for multiple talents

Livingroomcraftz

OUR MISSION

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.

Grayscale fassade element

Integrated project delivery

Building Information Modeling

Virtual Construction

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

Greyscale structural model of a highrise building

Consultancy FOR VIRTUAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

Services

We offer an extensive array of services to fit any project challenge and resolve any problem that might occur on the way.

Implementation

Ready to start with a new technology in the realms of building design and construction? Not sure how to do it? We can help.

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Outsourcing

Too much work - too little staff? Contact us and we will find a solution suitable for you.

Consultancy

LRCZ is driven to resolve problems. Support and training - all handled flexibly. Contact us for further information.

Workshops

Upon request LRCZ can set up training workshops for your staff - both physically as well as virtually.

Support Materials

LRCZ develops support materials such as templates and components for various software platforms.

Management

We offer BIM coordination and management as well as traditional project management services.

Rapid Prototyping

We offer FDM and SLA 3D manufacturing in addition to laser cutting and engraving.

Solution Development

Have a complicated process that you want to save time on? We can automate it for you.

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Plug-in Development

We are are operating under an Autodesk Development Network license and develop Revit Plugins and other forms of automation.

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Implementation 

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.


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Workshops

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Support Materials

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BIM Management

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Rapid Prototyping

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Solution Development

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


Plug-in Development

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

Structural model

PROJECT SAMPLES

Façade study

Render of Green fassade paneling

Housing - Austria

Topdown render of building

Façade study

Backview render of a fassade cutout

Tower in Hamburg

Greyscale render of a highrise

Housing - North East Germany

DASA Ulm - Office building - Germany

Dortmund - Hotel - Germany

Housing - Frankfurt - Germany

Façade study

Housing - North East Germany

Housing - Graz - Austria - Model created in Revit 2.11

Aircraft control building - DOHA

TEAM

Meet the people working at LRCZ

Silvia Taurer

Management

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.

Martin Taurer

Technology /
Architecture

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 Kleijn

Engineer /
Developer

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 Taurer

Modeler /
Drafter

Merlin joined the team as a modeler and programmer in 2022 and has been developing his skills since.

Our New Colleague?

You want to be our new colleague and support our team with your skills, let us know! We will post openings here