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29 November 2023
Manoj Singh

Savvy & Sustainable – Retail Design Essentials

In the ever-evolving world of retail design, much like fashion, staying current is not just . . .

21 June 2023
Manoj Singh

When Will Retail Design Move Fully into 3D?

Shoppers are influenced by so much more than the merchandise. They want to be engaged, surprised, intrigued . . .

7 April 2023
Manoj Singh

Can Store Design Enhance Customer Experience?

In the ever-challenging retail industry, competition is fierce. Facets in addition . . .

13 March 2023
Shalini John

Retail Store Building Design for Hypermarkets

Vast, exhibiting an almost inexhaustible array of choices and potentially overwhelming . . .

21 December 2022
Kuldeep Bwail

Unblocking Retail Block Plan Challenges

Understanding the effect of retail design layouts and retail space planning can result in maximising revenue. An effective block plan, or layout plan . . .

17 November 2022
Rony Fernandes

Understanding Stages & Outputs of Retail Design

It all starts with a notion, an idea, a seed. Retail building design, much like any other type of design, begins with a concept of a retail . . .

12 October 2022
Apurva Jain

Can MEP Consultants Help Protect Retail Food Chains from Fire Risks?

Safety always comes first. In the fast-paced retail sector, design and construction is implemented at high speed. Solutions to MEPF design challenges, such as high-quality HVAC . . .

6 September 2022
Wayne Kite

Are Store Design Drawings Important for Brand Roll-outs?

A bit similar to a major-stakes chess game (Remember ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’?), brand roll-outs feature several pieces and potentially risky moves . . .

6 July 2022
Shalini John

How 3D Walk-throughs Best Represent Retail Concepts

Retail vision drives retail concepts, retail design and ultimately retail sales. A rendered 3D walk-through can showcase retail concepts . . .

24 June 2022
Manoj Singh

How Detailed Should Retail Construction Drawings Be?

Competing in an environment where everything needs to be perfect is nothing new for retailers. That includes adhering to the rules and regulations of building authorities . . .

21 June 2022
Rony Fernandes

Does External 3D Rendering Improve Branding in Store Planning?

Individual identity has always been important, but the identity of a retail brand is crucial to its very survival. Branding defines what makes a retail outlet unique . . .

15 June 2022
Shalini John

How Can Retail Drawings & CGIs Contribute to Brand Roll-outs?

Change is good, they say, but not always easy. Changing or updating a retail brand image across multiple locations can be challenging, and it needs attention to detail, accuracy and experience . . .

5 April 2022
Manoj Singh

Optimising Brand Consistency with Retail Construction Drawings

One of several ways to optimise brand consistency in each retail outlet of a brand is to work with accurate and detailed retail design drawings and retail construction drawings . . .

21 March 2022
Shalini John

Will Internal 3D Rendering Help Space Planning in Retail Stores?

High stakes and fierce competition in the retail industry make it the proverbial ‘dog eat Pedigreed dog’ world. Retail stores and the spaces they showcase have long been uential in . . .

3 March 2022
Manoj Singh

Can Walk-throughs Influence/Direct Retail Store Design Modifications?

Yes. Changing times require that everything and everyone must change accordingly. In today’s retail environment, changes are even more fast-paced than before . . .

27 January 2022
Rony Fernandes

Benefits of 3D Modelling in Retail Space Design

Store designers make it look simple and easy, but there have always been challenges in incorporating retail marketing needs into retail design drawings . . .

28 December 2021
Shalini John

Why Re-design Retail Spaces?

Pandemic-induced norms may have driven online sales to dizzying heights, but brick-and-mortar stores will always retain a certain appeal. They may have to be refurbished - out with the old and in with the new. They may have to...

18 December 2021
Shalini John

The Importance of Retail 3D Rendering

Retail stores do more than just display products. They provide lifestyle experiences for consumers, persuading them to linger in the store and influencing their mood. An engaging retail store design in sync with its brand . . .

15 November 2021
Kuldeep Bwail

Perfecting Interior Design & Visualisation for Fashion Stores

Fashion and being fashionable can accomplish a variety of things – satisfaction, self-confidence, mood enhancement and that certain . . .

31 August 2021
Shalini John

Retail Store Branding Made Easy with Internal 3D Rendering

Identifying and promoting what makes a brand unique has a considerable effect on how the brand is perceived by others. This concept of branding helps retail store . . .

3 August 2021
Manoj Singh

Why Create 3D Walk-throughs for Retail Spaces

Among the many places evolving at pace with pandemic-induced lockdowns, retail spaces are adapting in style and with a dash of innovation to boot . . .

12 June 2021
Shalini John

What Does XS CAD Provide for Retailers?

XS CAD, a UK-based global design, BIM and CAD services provider, assists in the design and development of global retail projects according to local codes and standards . . .

15 April 2021
Shalini John

How Layout Design Differs for Different Retail Sectors

Yes, we are manipulated by the retail industry – and we like it. Retailers think very seriously about how we think, what we like, who we are and who we want to be. Since we typically meet retail products for the first time in retail spaces . . .

18 December 2020
Shalini John

Outsourcing Retail 3D Rendering – Common Mistakes

A picture paints a thousand words, and a 3D rendered image represents a multitude of visual elements - interior details, exterior details, moods, lighting, fixtures, furniture, textures, etc. For retailers, seeing a view of . . .

28 September 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

The Importance of Automated Lighting Control Systems in Retail

Dynamic retail lighting is an important factor in successful retail sales. Creating a relaxing atmosphere for customers encourages them to stay in the store longer and examine the merchandise. The longer people stay, the greater...

17 September 2020
Shalini John

Retail Design Challenges for Architects

It can be a tricky business. Balancing the needs and constraints of retailers with the science of architecture involves building trust based on communication, creativity and a clear understanding of brand identities. Typically, brand...

2 September 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Why Is Lighting Customised for Retail Outlets?

Increase sales! More than anything, retail outlets want to increase revenue in as many ways as possible. One of those ways is by customising retail lighting to provide more than just the right ambience...

28 May 2020
Kuldeep Bwail

Supporting Retail Concept Design with Drafting, Modelling & Rendering

Ideas, or concepts, rule the roost in retail design. In a design industry that can heavily influence sales, it is crucial to communicate concepts accurately and efficiently. High-quality 3D architectural visualisation services and retail...

13 February 2020
Manoj Singh

How Relevant Are Retail Design Drawings for Vehicle Showrooms

Those pristine, gleaming vehicles showcased in spacious, luxurious surroundings almost always draw a gasp of awe or at the very least a lengthy pause of longing. That didn’t just happen . . .

19 August 2019
Shalini John

Key Considerations for Retail Design of Restaurants

The customer is always right, and that’s why customer experience drives profits in any retail outlet. This is especially true in restaurants, frequented by those who want to relax, socialise, strategise and dine . . .

7 January 2019
Rony Fernandes

Why 3D Benefits Retail Design

Retail drives our world today – our homes, what we have at home, where we work, how we get to work, what we wear and where and how we spend our leisure. The scope of retail design, therefore, is of paramount importance . . .

27 September 2018
Manoj Singh

How BIM Adds Value to Retail Design

Intense competition in the retail industry drives increased levels of performance across the board, and a key impetus to success in this industry is the visual appeal and functionality of retail outlets . . .

16 April 2015
Kuldeep Bwail

How BIM for Retail Positively Impacts Time to Market

In the retail facility construction sector, time to market plays a decisive role in project success. Whilst employing building information modelling (BIM) tools has clear advantages over traditional CAD-based . . .

17 March 2015
Kuldeep Bwail

Outsourcing vs. Completing Retail Designs In-House

When planning store refurbishment exercises or when opening new stores major retailers across the world face tough decisions about their design process and whether to handle all (or a part of) the retail . . .