Archive for November, 2014

Intersecting Knowledge Fields and Integrating Data-Driven Computational Design en Route to Performance-Oriented and Intensely Local Architectures Michael U. Hensel and Søren S. Sørensen A continual problem of contemporary architecture is the question of how to negotiate the problem of architecture’s increasing global homogenisation and the need to address local specificity. The question is how to […]


The challenge beyond geometry Counting bricks… or welds? Cost consultants are often criticised for being late to the BIM party, but it’s important to consider what we actually need to do with BIM data to make it useable in an industry that is still evolving around the idea of data alignment. Traditionally, as a profession, […]


by http://www.lettersofnote.com In 1957, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, “for his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the human conscience in our times.” Shortly after the occasion, he wrote to his former teacher. 19 November 1957 Dear Monsieur Germain, I let the commotion around me these days subside a […]


Reflexiones gracias a Gastón y la Nona The Magic and Logic of Color “Hundreds of people can talk, for one who can think,” John Ruskin wrote, “but thousands of people can think, for one who can see.” “We see, but we do not see: we use our eyes, but our gaze is glancing, frivolously considering its object,” Alexandra Horowitz […]


An infographic video regarding the massive impact and response Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition has had. A reflexion regarding the direction architectural competitions are heading nowadays, and the enormous management process involved.  


Re-thinking Design Studio Pedagogy: Collaboration Between Architecture and the Allied Disciplines Alexis Gregory Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi ABSTRACT: Building on research from the past two academic years and papers presented as a result of that research this paper is based on additional research and added variables to test the viability of collaborative studios […]


October 15, 2014 · by Ken Sanders & Meredith Ludlow How Gensler maintains quality, culture while expanding globally We are frequently asked: how do you maintain a strong design culture, consistent delivery quality and sound business practice as you expand globally? The short answer: it’s hard work! The long answer involves sharing some things we’ve learned along […]


Truth always rests with the minority, and the minority is always stronger than the majority, because the minority is generally formed by those who really have an opinion, while the strength of a majority is illusory, formed by the gangs who have no opinion — and who, therefore, in the next instant (when it is […]


NATSPEC BIM Project Inception Guide First published 2014 v1.0 Publisher: Construction Information Systems Limited ABN 20 117 574 606 Copyright This Document is protected by Copyright © 2014. You may use this Document for your own purposes. You may distribute this Document to other persons provided that you attribute the Document as having been generated […]