When David Fautley takes his work home with him his children don't complain – they join in, because Fautley is a Lego modeller. "We did Dortmund football stadium in Germany last January which needed 3,000 mini-figures, so I had the boys and five of their friends come round for three nights after school to complete it. With slices of pizza going round, you can imagine they thought it was fantastic."
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Viewpoints, with daylight or interior lights, can be rendered “on the cloud” and files stored and reviewed on the Render Gallery. You no longer have to wait for Navisworks to complete a rendering. Submit a view and continue to work. Images can also be downloaded if you need local copies.
This image was processed in two minutes. All materials and lights in the Navisworks file were imported with a Revit model. It took 7 minutes to produce the same view as an interactive panorama, where you can interactively look around in room.
This image was processed in seven minutes. All surfaces are color-coded to show lighting levels.
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BuildingGreen is bringing its members changes to the industry-leading GreenSpec tool, making it easier on the eyes and faster to find products.
On April 19, BuildingGreen, Inc. rolled out a new GreenSpec tool to its members that has a new design and makes it easier and faster to quickly find greenest-of-the-green products for your project.
Things you love that we didn’t change
GreenSpec will continue to be offered to BuildingGreen members as an integral part of our website. Here are some other things about it that aren’t changing:
- More than 2,600 product listings (with more added every day, and outdated or sub-par products weeded out) from more than 1,900 manufacturers.
- Listings screened to the highest achievable benchmark in every key building product category—from windows to insulation, from paints to toilets, from flooring to ICFs.
- We tell you why a product is green with our Green Attributes and measurable criteria.
What’s new and improved
Now for what we’ve improved on.
This past Tuesday, The Architectural League of New York hosted a lecture at Cooper Union by architect Sou Fujimoto, entitled “Between Nature and Architecture”. Despite the great number of practitioners and students in attendance (almost a full-house), the event felt more like an intimate conversation with the architect, as he shared his unique brand of architectural investigation. Each project he presented helped substantiate his lifelong interest in blurring the boundaries of established architectural conceptions. Fujimoto explained that he is inspired by dissolving such falsely dichotomous themes as: nature and architecture, the house and the city, complexity and simplicity, or inside and outside, in order to examine the new possibilities that exist “in between.”
The lecture progressed rather linearly, tracing his practice's themes from their conceptual foundation in his “younger ideas” through to their mature forms. As he talked us through some of his earliest conceptual sketches,...
It's a well-known fact that a safe and comfortable home is essential to one's well-being. From Building Trust International's 2013 "The Future of Sustainable Housing in Cambodia" competition, over 600 registered entrants proposed sustainable housing solutions for low-income families in Cambodia. The jury -- which also comprised of the families who moved into their new homes -- chose 3 joint-winning designs recently constructed in Phnom Penh.
The winners are:
Courtyard House by Jess Lumley & Alexander Koller (UK)
Open Embrace by Keith Greenwald and Lisa Ekle (USA)
Wet + Dry House by Mary Ann Jackson, Ralph Green, Muhammad Kamil & Nick Shearman of Visionary Design Development Pty Ltd. (Australia)
More details on Bustler.
Also check out our recent feature of Building Trust International's "Moved to Care" competition results.
Buried at the very bottom of a fact sheet released at yesterday’s White House Solar Summit is a striking statistic: “Every four minutes, another American home or business goes solar, supporting workers whose jobs can’t be outsourced.” Since President Obama was first elected in 2008, installed solar power capacity in the United States has risen rapidly from 1.2 gigawatts (GW) to an estimated 13 GW in 2014 — a nearly eleven fold increase, which is enough renewable electricity to power more than 2.2 million American homes. At the summit, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a $15 million program to help state, local and tribal governments build solar panels to continue the solar boom in the U.S.
Read the rest of An American Home or Business Goes Solar Every Four Minutes!
Welcome back everyone. Here at Knowlton the culmination of Master of Architecture program is the Exit Review, seems intimidating right? Well yes, but also incredibly useful. Materially the Exit Review is a 30-45 minute public presentation about a topic of our choosing. What makes the process unique and also incredibly useful is its focus as a Launchpad vs an ending; ‘starting review’ might perhaps be more appropriate. And yes it is unique, Harry Cobb said so himself this week during the five finalist presentations. To quote from Stephen Turk, the Graduate Studies Chair and Exit Review Coordinator…
“Whereas the majority of Architecture programs have some version of a design thesis as the culminating event of their MArch sequence, the KSA has the Exit Review system. Compared to a design thesis, which typically centers on a student’s ability to synthesize their acquired design and technical abilities into a ‘comprehensive’ design solution, the Exit Review is a public presentation of a s...
Providing food and shelter to victims of a natural disaster is one of the first priorities for emergency services, but the process can often generate a lot of unnecessary waste. To help tackle this problem, UNICEF has developed an amazing reusable LEGO-inspired brick that doubles as a food storage container and a building material, addressing multiple needs in one fell swoop. Read on to see more pictures of this clever object designed by Psychic Factory!
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Sales doubled from the recession low by April 2012 - and have mostly moved sideways since then.
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This graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is current estimated sales rate.
As construction - both residential and commercial - picks up, heavy truck sales will probably increase further.
One:Twelve, the student-run journal from the Knowlton School of Architecture, is both a collaborative and expansive effort. Jointly managed across the school’s architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning departments, the journal's content is culled from Knowlton and beyond, with writing from other universities, disciplines and professions.