Visualisation

Lumion 5.3 Update Available

Ease of use is critical when it comes to the efficient creation of architectural visualizations. Lumion 5.3 contains some great new features which make it even faster and easier to build beautiful scenes and render them as still images or animations. In total more than 50 improvements and features ensure the best in visualization workflow...

Climate Consultant 6.0 Beta Available

Climate Consultant 6.0 Beta is the latest release available for testing. It fixes some errors found in version 5.5, has fine-tuned the choice of Best Design Guidelines, and offers the capability to export selected EPW weather data variables and calculated statistics to a CSV file for viewing in EXCEL. Two major enhancements include a link...
TED Talk: Dave Troy - Social Maps that Reveal a City's Intersections and Separations

TED Talk: Dave Troy – Social Maps that Reveal a City’s Intersections and Separations

Every city has its neighborhoods, cliques and clubs, the hidden lines that join and divide people in the same town. What can we learn about cities by looking at what people share online? Starting with his own home town of Baltimore, Dave Troy has been visualizing what the tweets of city dwellers reveal about who...
Heron Hall – A Living Building Home

Heron Hall – A Living Building Home

Designed by the founder of the Living Building Challenge and CEO of the International Living Future Institute, Jason F. McLennan. Pursuing all petals of the Living Building Challenge 2.1 and destined to become one of the world’s greenest homes. Check out http://heronhall.softfirmstudios.net/ to find out more about the design and design philosophy. I am especially...

Lumion 5.0 is Available

Fascinating real-time viz tool Lumion which integrates well with Revit and Archicad (and some CAD tools as well) has been updated to version 5. See what’s new in version 5.0 here .. Find the full release notes here ..

New Perspectives on BIM Visuals

Can firms with limited time and resources look to BIM as a design and production tool solution? As an architect and BIM consultant, Alfred Huang has many years of experience in developing productive BIM philosophies and strategies that help firms yield more from their Revit models. Alfred will speak about how to more effectively manage...
Unprecedented Value: Data Mining and Evidence-Based Design

Unprecedented Value: Data Mining and Evidence-Based Design

Federico Negro reveals how firms can use BIM content and data strategy to create comprehensive delivery platforms, as well as valuable business-planning tools. Through qualitative and quantitative analysis of past projects, firms can devise a new set of BIM standards and libraries that enable leadership, designers, and technical specialist to build on past knowledge, minimum...
Innovative Ways to Visualize Building Performance Data

Innovative Ways to Visualize Building Performance Data

Presentation 1 Title: Dhour – Grasshopper Based Visualization Toolkit Kyle Steinfeld, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley This presentation will detail a new prototyping visualization toolkit called “Dhour”, developed for the Grasshopper visual programming environment, which enables the situational development of information graphics. By enabling more nuanced and customizable views of complex...
New Version of Mr.Comfy Released

New Version of Mr.Comfy Released

Mr.Comfy is a Grasshopper3d component, written in Python, that allows designers to interactively visualize thermal building simulation results data in Rhino3d design models. Instead of using charts or tabular data, energy consumption, comfort and any other available performance report variable are directly displayed through color-coded surfaces (and numeric values) where they occur – in the...

Maxwell Render Available Now for Revit

Maxwell Render for Revit Revit users can now enjoy this new comfortable and time-saving workflow for editing and rendering scenes, using Maxwell Render directly from the Revit interface. Here are a few of the highlights: Compatibility with Revit 2012 and 2013 – any edition Support for Revit lights including IES Support for many built-in Revit...

Animate Your Revit Model with Image-O-Matic

Do you want to animate your Revit model? Instead of a tedious process of manually changing parameters and exporting images, you can use Image-O-Matic to automatically create dozens, hundreds, or thousands of images to show phases or a range of parameter values. Use these images to easily review your design, create slideshows, consider alternatives, or...
Let Form Follow Information - Climate Responsive Design at SERA Architects

Let Form Follow Information – Climate Responsive Design at SERA Architects

Very innovative approach: For the last 50 years, buildings have been designed mostly the same way. The process starts with architects designing a building form that relates to its context and accommodates the client’s program, then progresses through increasingly detailed design phases. In thinking about climate-responsive buildings, SERA staff began to question how we could...