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Design & engineering

Octatube’s business philosophy focuses on the development of new products, the optimization of synergies between different design disciplines and the integration of the design, engineering, production and installation processes.

Innovation and development
Dreaming and creating, inventiveness and innovation. These are the factors providing the impetus behind Octatube’s development of novel components, products and systems. All departments within Octatube are involved: new products go from the designers to the fabricators and back again, then to production for a prototype, and back again for design modifications. The process continues until all the wishes and requirements in the design brief are met. The development of a new component, product or system often calls for fundamental technical research, which can be highly demanding in terms of both time and energy input. The high financial demands mean that such an approach is uncommon in the construction sector, but we have found it essential in maintaining the level of innovation and quality we require.

Like no other Octatube can meet the demands for a new or adapted product or system. Any project can be the justification for a (new) special product or system. It is an option for the architect to incorporate project-specific requirements into a standard Octatube system product. So Octatube experiments, tests and innovates a lot compared to most design & build companies. The majority of our portfolio however is made up by routine projects. It makes it possible for Octatube to invest, develop and innovate on a secure base.

Novel design concepts, innovative leaps and crisp decision-making are the result of the tight collaborative arrangements and the constant dialogue between the architectural, structural and industrial designers at Octatube. A multidisciplinary approach to design has proved to be an essential element of Octatube’s success in delivering new designs.

Bringing design, engineering, production and installation together by means of the so-called 'Design & Build' concept results in a single responsible and approachable party: Octatube. There are major benefits for the client here, particularly where highly specialised, new or experimental components are concerned.
Engineering is a crucial aspect of architecture. All problems which come up during manufacturing and construction need to be resolved. For the diverse groups of designers within Octatube, the presence of the production facilities brings them into close contact with their raw materials, the numerous processing techniques available and the resulting products. This contact provides an endless source of inspiration and brings together the two worlds of theory and practice. The installation department is always able to share its’ thoughts and experiences with the designers, their ideas can then be incorporated in subsequent design projects.In this way the practical construction process provides a continual impetus to innovation.

Octatube also has its own Services department. Follow this link for more information.

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