Is Architecture in danger from automated design?. . . . Not likely, see why….

This is a great article about why architects really don’t need to worry about AI ever (or at least in the perceivable future) replacing the human decision making process. It is just another confirmation of the little phrase (I forget who said it) ” automate when possible”. Basically it boils down to computers are good a crunching large amounts of data (which, honestly, we humans don’t do so well at) and human excel at spontaneous, intuitive and sometimes, illogical decision making (something computers will likely never be able to accomplish, even if we can make them mimic us). But don’t … Continue reading Is Architecture in danger from automated design?. . . . Not likely, see why….

3D Printing as Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Practice… AIA Practice Management Webinar

I had the honor some months back of being one of three presenters during a discussion around the disruptive nature of 3D printing in the AEC industry. I recently found the recording of the full webinar on line and couldn’t resit sharing with everyone. Take a look… Continue reading 3D Printing as Disruptive Innovation in Emerging Practice… AIA Practice Management Webinar

A really innovative passive cooling system from an IaaC student…

I have always had a think for creative design solutions for passive system—as many of my architectural and designer colleges do as well I am sure—and I couldn’t help but want to share this very innovative solution one IaaC student came up with. Continue reading A really innovative passive cooling system from an IaaC student…

An Architectural Revolution: Digial Production and Fabrication

An Architectural Revolution Rigital Production and Fabrication   By Jeremy Luebker MS Proseminar University of Michigan Milton S. F. Curry October, 18th 2012 “Architecture or revolution. Revolution can be avoided.” – Le Corbusier The production and fabrication of architecture has been a concept of particular interest, especially in the last six or seven decades in the United States. One might ask, “Isn’t architecture inherently about the making of things? So what is the significance of the interest in production? Isn’t production, just another means of construction?” Granted architecture is at its core about the making of things, whether physical or … Continue reading An Architectural Revolution: Digial Production and Fabrication