Workflow 2010: Designing Industry

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Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Scott Marble, instructor, with Julie Jira

Theme 5: File to Fabrication / The linchpin of Integrating Design and Production

How will file-to-fabrication process change the relationships between architects, fabricators, manufacturers and contractors? Do architects need to be responsible for manufacturing files to benefit from file-to-fabrication processes? If so, what are the new modes of knowledge requires for architects to include this as part of their work?

“Digital Production” by Branko Kolarevic in Architecture in the Digital Age:  Design and Manufacturing edited by Branko Kolarevic

Digital Production

“Size Matters: Digital Manufacturing in Architecture” by Fabian Scheurer in 30/60/90 Volume 12: Dimension
 “Out of Control: Experiments in Participation” by Situ Studio in 30/60/90 Volume 12: Dimension

Size Matters: Digital Manufacturing in Architecture and Out of Control: Experiments in Participation

Image Credit: Situ Studio

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Filed under: Collaboration, Design, Fabrication, Software, Themes/Readings/Discussions, Workflow

Guest Speakers from Gehry Technologies

Please contribute your thoughts on the Gehry Technologies workflow and the projects they presented.

http://www.gehrytechnologies.com/

http://www.lowermanhattan.info/construction/ipm/4d/map/index.php

Filed under: BIM, Collaboration, Communication, Design, Diagrams, Fabrication, Firms, Guest Speaker, IDP, Industry, Software

Theme 3: BIM and the Organization of Information

Will BIM systematically prioritize the integration and organization of information over design flexibility? Is a single integrated model approach appropriate for the AEC industry and if so, what are the new disciplinary boundaries that drive the organization of project information?

Information Modelling as a Paradigm Shift by Sheldon, Dennis

Tectonics, Economics and the Reconfiguration of Practice by Sheldon, Dennis

A Trade to Retool Architectural Practice and Digital Modeling by Tombesi, Paolo, et al

Image Credit: Tectonics, Economics and the Reconfiguration of Practice by Dennis Sheldon

Filed under: BIM, Industry, Software, Themes/Readings/Discussions

Workflow: Designing Industry

Schools pioneered the first digital revolution in architecture through exhaustive formal experimentation and elaborate visualization techniques that greatly expanded the conceptual framework of design. While this was occurring, the construction industry was focused more on streamlining the manufacturing and building processes with early versions of building information modeling and CNC technologies with little or no emphasis on innovation beyond increased efficiency. It is only recently that these differing concerns have begin to merge into a more coherent workflow. The focus on this seminar is to foreground the potential and urgency of a younger generation of architects to begin engaging the next digital revolution in architecture that is centered around innovative processes to integrate design, fabrication, construction and building life cycle through rethinking the organization of industry and the relationships between the key disciplines. More specifically, we will explore the application of digital technology as a tool of communication to form networks of design collaboration that is redefining architectural practice and its position within industry.

Image Credit: http://nextcraft.com

Filed under: Collaboration, Design, Diagrams, Firms, Software, Workflow