Archives for Architecture
Phil Bernstein of Autodesk on the Changing Role of the 21st Century Architect—The Interview (Part 1)
In this interview Architosh learns more than just what Phil Bernstein thinks about educating 21st century architects in the context of advancing AEC digitization. He shares his vast knowledge of “practice” in the 20th century and how things have evolved to the point we face today. In this two-part series we cover the gamut from roles to society’s expectations of professionals, from contracts to architecture schools, from the importance of coding to where Revit’s brain may go.
Global design software maker, Vectorworks Inc., has announced their sponsorship of Build Earth Live, the upcoming 48-hour global design competition.
In this special feature, Architosh takes a look at the nature of ‘performance’ both in the architecture firm and its value in the BIM transformation from 2D CAD to BIM workflows. What is the firm performance trade-off due to BIM? How have architects argued against performance? And how do we discuss and evaluate performance within software and BIM in today’s workflow? This feature illuminates this topic using one BIM developer’s software development work as a case study.
Undergraduate and graduate architecture students are invited to enter an exciting competition co-aligned with the AIA National Convention in Philadelphia in May 2016.
The developer of famed Artlantis Studio and Render have now launched a public beta of Render[in] for SketchUp. The rendering software plugin works entirely within SketchUp.
Senior Associate Editor Pete Evans, AIA, recaps Autodesk University 2015 in all its many facets, and details many of the larger themes that were pervasive at the show this year. Chief among them were this blurring of lines disciplines, fields, tool chains and the boundaries between design, manufacture and product use. What we saw at AU 2015 was the emergence of a CAD company transforming into a company that will service industries far and wide across the full spectrum from initial concept to end-user and configuration and optimization based on performance and use data. It is a brave new world and Autodesk is at its leading edge.
While Apple may in fact have exciting virtual reality (VR) plans of its own, the Oculus Rift termination of OS X is going to sting Apple’s Mac professional customers at a time when in some industries, like AEC, the growth of the Mac is booming. Sadly, it affects developers who are creating key and exciting tools that cut across both platforms…and they are creating these tools on Mac hardware.
Lumion a visualization software for architects has been taken to a new level in Lumion 6 with improved features for materials, reflections, shadows and lighting. The results are now more compelling and realistic than ever.
In our first tablets in Architectural practice research survey, we aim to study how tablet computers may impact the architectural process with a particular emphasis on design and pre-design phases. Of particular note, the new iPad Pro with Pencil ushers in the potential for revolutionary change.
In this Viewpoint feature Architosh editor-in-chief discusses the future of tablets in architectural practice, what technologies are doing behind the scenes to drive adoption and workflow transformation and just as importantly, offers a forward-looking perspective regarding the fusion of the power of analog tools that have not been usurped by the desktop but may be imitated in devices like the Apple iPad Pro with Pencil.
Hungary’s A4 Studio has won the World Architecture Community’s Award for its design of the Casablanca Market in Morocco.
In this news featurette, associated editor Akiko Ashley talks to Lucas Goettsche about his work with Eric Lloyd Wright, grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright (FLW) and, in particular, the use of ArchiCAD on some key Lloyd Wright projects and notably on a unique “skate-able” house called the PAS project Skate House.
This latest update, which comes less than two months after the latest release of Renga Architecture, allows users to open projects and create new ones with an added feature of printing drafts. However, files cannot be saved.
Vectorworks, Inc. bestows an additional 15 scholarships to architecture, landscape and entertainment design students to help them reach their educational and professional goals.
Professionals and students across the AEC landscape are invited to join a global community of visionaries with keynote presentations by Vectorworks executives and industry leaders at the 2016 Vectorworks Design Summit in Chicago on April 25-27, 2016 to give an inside look into Vectorworks software’s future development cycle and networking opportunities.