Automated building design

Augmenta creates software that automates sustainable building design for the construction industry. The result: an industry that is able to construct sustainable, efficient buildings more quickly, safely, cheaply, and with dramatically less waste.
Client
Augmenta
Location
Toronto
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Canada
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Capabilities
Web Design
Web Development
Branding
Overview
Augmenta creates software that automates sustainable building design for the construction industry. They are an early-stage startup that has been working on its technology for over two years and was looking to transition out of stealth mode. They approached us to help them design and develop their website in order to announce themselves and their seed funding. After an initial brand enhancement defining their core brand elements, we helped them with their web design and development.
Concept & Strategy
Concept
The overall concept was translating construction-tech into a ‘futuristic’ deep-tech aesthetic. We aimed to combine precise, architectural, and engineering styles with blocky, bold shapes. After analyzing the briefing and information provided, we arranged the visual identity elements by importance and classified them in order of their susceptibility to change. This exercise enabled us to identify Layout, Typography & Color as the three brand elements with the highest potential to add brand identity markers.
Logo
Colors
We took into account Augmenta's target audience and positioning when defining the color palette. The color scheme consisted of a blueish black to create trust, a gray to transmit the color of concrete, a brownish green in order to communicate sustainability, a plain white, and a bright yellow to add highlights.
Typography
The basic idea was to find a balance between the thin, wispy sans-serif used to indicate a ‘futuristic‘ tone, and a bold, masculine font synonymous with ‘construction‘. We came up with something in the middle, leaning towards lighter-weighted fonts, but still with a hint of that blocky ‘construction’ vibe. We use Chaney for general display and when we want to drive attention to the content, and the technical and geometric Sora font for the body copy.
Imagery
Very early on it was clear that we had to come up with imagery that would be appealing to construction industry experts. We therefore used realistic, bold, blocky images. To find the right balance between product visualizations and images of real buildings we stayed away from any kind of decorative elements and/or icons.
Illustration
Web
The layout is a mixture of editorial and blocky styles. The main challenge we had was translating the complex website design into Webflow, all the while considering how the layout would look on extra big screens, normal Desktop screens, and mobile. Thanks to the carefully prepared initial wireframes, the detailed briefing from the client, and close collaboration, we could work on this project quickly, launching the brand and the initial holding page of approximately four pages in five weeks - just in time for their press release. Further pages were designed and built at a later stage.
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