Auckland, New Zealand, 19 October 2021
Cerulean Labs has launched iPad-based conceptual design tool Spaces on Apple’s App Store, following the September 28 confirmation of a NZ$1m seed round.
The sketch-centric conceptual design tool for architects is built from the ground up to take maximum advantage of the iPad and Apple Pencil, says Cerulean Labs founder Campbell Yule.
“All great architecture starts with a line, and allowing architects to quickly sketch their design ideas and translate them into plans with real building information data is a unique offering in the market,” says the Budapest-based New Zealander.
Spaces’ key point of difference is its use of Building Information Modelling (BIM), turning two-dimensional conceptual sketches into flexible three-dimensional designs.
Spaces’ potential to integrate with existing platforms attracted New Zealand angel investor groups to contribute to its commercial launch, including Launch Taranaki, MIG Angels, Flying Kiwi Angels and Angel HQ.
Ian Frame, chair of Launch Taranaki and former CEO of private equity firm Rangatira Investments, joins Cerulean Labs as chair.
“Conceptual design is necessary for determining the feasibility of a project, and once a client decides they want to proceed, Spaces will transition into the existing detailed design software systems that are out there,” says Frame.
Since its initial capital raise in 2020, Cerulean Labs has refined Spaces, expanded product and development teams in Hungary, the UK and New Zealand and completed open-market beta testing.
“Having worked towards this day for the past 12 months it is a great feeling to have our product in the market,” says Yule. “This is just the beginning for Cerulean Labs. We're looking forward to shaking up the conceptual design paradigm, and adding great products to our customers' toolboxes.”
About Spaces by Cerulean Labs
All great architecture starts with a line - Spaces by Cerulean Labs is reinventing conceptual design for architecture. By combining sketching with the power of the iPad, Spaces provides a fast, flexible and fluid workflow allowing architects to realise design options quickly. At the same time, live building data is at your fingertips to inform your design decisions every step of the way allowing for a data-driven approach.
For more information, please contact:
Campbell Yule - Founder