Archive for September, 2015

Read the full article here It’s when architects get to the point where you just can’t keep track of all their work any more that the alarm bells start to ring. There have always been big, important international landmarks built, but they used to arrive rarely. There was nothing much between the Sydney Opera House […]


ROI on BIM

28Sep15

Read the full article here BIM and associated technologies have been touted as the savings saviours of the modern construction era and the expectations for a direct and quantifiable return are mounting, particularly from traditionalists – but at what cost to technological advancement, innovation, competitiveness and industry best practice?


by Jennifer Langston, University of Washington Pedro Domingos, University of Washington professor of computer science and engineering, is the author of “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World.” A popular science romp through one of today’s hottest scientific topics, the book is an essential primer on machine learning. It unveils […]


If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate aftermath and to rebuild civilization as quickly as possible—a guide for […]


Data-ism is about this next phase, in which vast, Internet-scale data sets are used for discovery and prediction in virtually every field. It is a journey across this emerging world with people, illuminating narrative examples, and insights. It shows that, if exploited, this new revolution will change the way decisions are made—relying more on data […]


Material Synthesis: Fusing the Physical and the Computational. Guest-edited by Achim Menges. A new understanding of the material in architecture is fast emerging. Designers are no longer conceiving of the digital realm as separate from the physical world. Instead computation is being regarded as the key interface for material exploration and vice versa. This represents […]


Si quiere puede pensar que es otra cosita salida de las innovaciones en medios digitales que bla, bla, bla… todo lo que ya se ha escuchado. Quizás pueda verlo como una herramienta para aprender, sobre todo en ciudades como la nuestra. Se pueden simular la inundaciones, si. Se pueden prevenir las inundaciones, no es mi […]


Read the full article here “Dear Architecture, It’s happening again. Hydraulic fracturing is the new resource rush and it is rapidly consuming the American landscape. Since 2008 its boomtowns are leaving countless homeless and displacing locals through explosive growth and skyrocketing rent. Watford City, North Dakota for instance has exploded to nearly five times its […]


By Paul Goldberger. Knopf, September 2015. Read the full article here Reviewed by Hugh Pearman “I wish I could enjoy it like you’re supposed to. I wish I could be that guy—at least for an hour. I wish I could live in the place people are making for me. I want to be popular, but […]


Solar Analysis for Revit Update on Autodesk Labs. Read the full article here “Take a look At the things that you can’t see All the mystic treasury And you’ll get them for free Infrared and ultraviolet” — “Infrared and Ultraviolet,” Utopia, Utopia,1982 Solar Analysis for Revit (SAR) is our free technology preview where you can easily and […]