rat[LAB] becomes India’s first SaaS Technology Company to help architects with Parametric Technology & Computational Design Solutions
About Parametric Technologies - ParaTech
Premier SaaS Technology Company to help architects & designers with Parametric Design & Computational Design Solutions on a subscription model basis, rat[LAB] launches rat[LAB] ParaTech as one of its kind service provider through online & offline support to facilitate and catalyze the design process through smart use of Design Technologies.
With nearly a decade of working experience and providing design consultancy services by rat[LAB] to various architecture studios and design agencies, there is an evident take-away of business collaboration understanding that is now manifested into a technology-service for ease of collaboration. rat[LAB] Studio has worked with multiple design technologies in the last decade and has developed a deep understanding of smart use of design technologies for architecture and interior spaces. Mastering the broad spectrum of technologies that have emerged in the parametric design domain has allowed the studio to understand the relationship of technology with design with respect to geometry and spaces.
Software as a service (or SaaS) is a way of delivering applications over the Internet—as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management.
SaaS applications are sometimes called Web-based software, on-demand software, or hosted software. Whatever the name, SaaS applications run on a SaaS provider’s servers. The provider manages access to the application, including security, availability, and performance.
History of SaaS
In a 1961 speech to MIT students, John McCarthy, a renowned computer scientist that won the Turing award for his work in artificial intelligence (AI), famously said, “computation may someday be organized as a public utility.” In other words, the concept of cloud computing began as a shared resource of computing power.
While the idea has been around for some time, the web-based technology required to support SaaS matured in the late 1990s. That’s when companies such as Salesforce—which was founded specifically to create cloud software—began offering traditional enterprise solutions, such as customer relationship management (CRM), through a SaaS model.
Relevance of SaaS in Architecture & Design
Architecture and Design profession has always had a direct relationship with the tools available. Design process is guided directly or indirectly by design tools and workflows that can potentially be leveraged to improve design efficiency, performance, aesthetics or all of it. Parametric Design tools and workflows are one such set of technologies that have played a significant role in architecture and design globally and continues to serve as an important technology shaping the architecture of today and of the future.
Interpreting “Parametric Design / Technology” as a “Software” – Introduction to ParaTech for designers as a subscription service
Parametric and Computational Design have been deeply embedded into design profession for more than a decade now and have been changing the landscape of design practices globally. Most of the progressive and forward-thinking architectural practices have tried to integrate design technologies in their workflow in one way or the other – through in-house technology R&D labs or through back-end technology arms on a collaborative basis. rat[LAB] has been in practice with this collaborative model for many architecture firms across the globe, with a focal point on the evolving Indian architecture practice and involved in projects such as urban public spaces, commercial complexes, stadium designs, institutional complexes, mixed-use projects, façade projects, art installations, hospitality spaces, landscape design, etc. This has allowed the studio an in-house tool-kit of multiple design workflows and techniques that can be deployed on any type and scale of projects through a technology collaboration. rat[LAB] ParaTech is an easy-use, subscription based collaboration model making it seamless for architecture practices to collaborate with rat[LAB] through a cloud-based remote collaboration on any type of projects. With this transition into a technology-service provider, the studio becomes the first-of-its-kind SaaS Technology Company encouraging global collaborations in a seamless manner and advocating smart use of design technologies to improve project workflow, spatial efficiency, aesthetic value and building performance through deployment of tested workflows and tools. As a service package, these are termed as a ‘software’ which are provided as a ‘service’ to architects on a monthly, quarterly & yearly subscription basis.
With its launch in FY2022-23, Beta Version is rolled out with discounted launch offers to chose from as per flexibility and requirements of the collaborating architecture studio.
Subscription Offerings by rat[LAB] ParaTech:
Introductory prices mentioned below:
3.5 lacs per month DISCOUNTED TO 2.1 lacs per month - 1 month trial [40% Introductory Discount]
2.5 lacs per month DISCOUNTED TO 1.5 lacs per month - 3-month subscription [40% Introductory Discount]
2 lacs per month DISCOUNTED TO 1 lacs per month – 1-year subscription [50% Introductory Discount]
*paid monthly, quarterly or yearly (at the start of subscription period)
Broad Scope of Works:
Sync with your team on upto 4 projects (at any one time) that could include facade design, art installations, landscape designs - ALL THINGS WHERE GEOMETRY, patterns , mathematics can be combined through an algorithmic process
Weekly meetings as per dedicated days to review progress
Common drive folders for constant updates
Performance evaluation of collaboration workflow (quantitative & qualitative report)
The scope by rat[LAB] ParaTech does not necessarily have to be envisioned as ‘parametric’ but our support on the projects will ensure a smart use of design technologies to improve project workflow, aesthetics and efficiency with the available tools.
Wherever required, preliminary environmental design aspects will be integrated.
3D Visualizations (artistic) will be provided on project updates along with presentation support.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for Subscription Packages.
Use the following discount codes for Introductory Prices during check-out:
40% discount on monthly subscription: MONTHLY40
40% discount on quarterly subscription: QUARTERLY40
50% discount on yearly subscription: YEARLY50