• tags:computation theory quotes

    Of the many potentialities afforded by the computer, one of the most significant is its capacity to operate as a search engine. If, then, we think through the logic of the search in the context of ‘design’, what such an approach suggests is that if all possible solutions already exist, it is simply a question of defining a set of constraints and conducting a search, and then selecting one of the many outcomes. The potential implications of this are far reaching. Not only does it challenge the traditional notion of the ‘genius’ of the architect/designer and the originality of the work of art, but it also suggests that if there is still any creativity in the ‘design’ process, it should lie, firstly, in defining the constraints that generate the range of possible solutions to a problem, and, secondly, in developing an effective method of filtering or evaluating them.

    Neil Leach, ‘There is No Such Thing as Digital Design’, in David Gerber, Mariana Ibanez (eds.), Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture, Los Angeles: eVolo Press, 2014, pp. 148-158































  • tags:computation BIM workflow tools GH_P interoperability

    • Since the timeline for Concept design phase is generally short, designers tend to use tools that are better suited to design exploration than design interrogation. It also makes sense, in Concept design phase, to keep the model ‘nimble’ since designers may not yet have the ‘information’ part of BIM
    • BIM models are by their very nature large complex datasets. As a result, allowing users to parametrically explore such models may severely reduce the latency and robustness of the system
    • Therefore, it is better for designers to create a federated BIM model using Computational BIM workflows rather than struggle with the limitations of any one BIM system
    • categorized Computational BIM workflows as either Tightly Coupled (Fully compatible) or Loosely Coupled (Fully interoperable)


  • tags:computation BIM workflow tools GH_P interoperability

    • Computational BIM workflows that are currently in use in the AEC Industry.
    • Geometry Gym – A complicated workflow, but allows for greater parametric control over IFC properties.

    • VisualARQ – An easy-to-use Rhino to IFC plugin.

    • Hummingbird – Works well for simple projects with repetitive elements.

    • Grevit – A promising plugin for Rhino/GH & SketchUP to Revit interoperability

    • Rhynamo & Mantis Shrimp – One of the better Rhino-Revit interoperability plugins

    • Flux – The future of software interoperability and collaboration

    • GH-ARCHICAD Live Connection & Rhino-GDL ConverterThe best-in-class Computational BIM workflow ever

    • create a federated BIM model using Computational BIM workflows rather than struggle with the limitations of any one BIM system







  • tags:offices coworking WeWork

    • move WeWork beyond co-working spaces to help big companies manage their own offices
    • space-as-a-service
    • “We’re never going to be a design- and-build firm,” says Fano
      • Renoncent à la conception des Batiments
    • vendor relationships
      • Value : access to market
    • Clients will be expected to foot the bill for renovations and then pay a yearly fee to license WeWork’s software and community manager.
    • landlords are not always keen to sign companies like WeWork because of its financial model
      • Passer de la location à l’achat de biens
    • any turn in market dynamics could upset profitability,”
      • Quelles sont les marges de manœuvre la dessus ?




  • tags:performance architecture theory book

    • From Autoplastic to Alloplastic
    • Comme, chez Bergson, l’objet ne peut être séparé de son processus génétique : l’architecture ne produit pas un objet, mais un champ potentiel de forces
    • retour à la forme ” décora(c)tive ” (Decoi)
    • l’architecture se donne comme une proposition générative d’espace-temps évolutif
    • l’enjeu consiste à créer non pas une forme, mais une possibilité de forme, non pas une architecture, mais une possibilité d’architecture, au sein d’un système créatif ouvert, dans les interstices desquels se tient l’architecture











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