Divisare

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

"Divisare Books is a high-quality, independent editorial project dedicated to architecture documents, a modular publication of monographic issues each tackling a different topic: drawings collections, photographic surveys, visual essays, short writings, interviews, etc." to find out more...
Passage and Image via https://divisare.com/selected-projects/top

Fabricate

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Fabricate is looking for partners and support in building a world leading resource for design and making. There are quality work shared through Fabricate books since 2011. to find out more...
Image from Fabricate 2017 via http://www.fabricate2017.org/2017/04/08/fabricate-book-free-download/

Parametric Modeling with Sverchok

Thursday, November 02, 2017

"Sverchok is the russian translation for the word grasshopper. You may have heard of Grasshopper, the parametric modeling software coupled with Rhino. Well, Sverchok, as its name implies, intends to be the free software pendant of Grasshopper for Blender." to find out more...

Image and Passage via https://blender-brussels.github.io/articles/parametric-modeling-with-sverchok/

Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie)

Friday, October 27, 2017


"Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie) is a non-proprietary data format for the publication of a subset of building information models (BIM) focused on delivering asset data as distinct from geometric information." to find out more...

Blender - Introduction to Tessellations

Thursday, October 26, 2017


Blender is free, why not give it a try for computational design and modeling with Blender?

The Plethora Project and Rosetta

Saturday, October 14, 2017




"Plethora-Project is a design studio with a mission to accelerate computational literacy in the frame of Architecture and Design." to find out more...


"PyRosetta is an interactive Python-based interface to the powerful Rosetta molecular modeling suite. It enables users to design their own custom molecular modeling algorithms using Rosetta sampling methods and energy functions." to find out more...

Related:
https://fenix.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/downloadFile/395144311912/resumo.pdf

Rosetta for architects:
http://web.ist.utl.pt/antonio.menezes.leitao/Rosetta/tutorials/introduction.html

Source:
https://www.plethora-project.com/
http://www.pyrosetta.org/ 

Image:
http://web.ist.utl.pt/antonio.menezes.leitao/Rosetta/about/about.html

design machine group

Thursday, October 12, 2017

"We are a collaborative research studio aimed at exploring, fostering and developing ideas that will shape the future of design and information technology." to find out more...

Is BIM Killing Architecture?

Tuesday, September 05, 2017


To find out more...

Project Fractal

Friday, August 25, 2017





GitHub for Architectural designs / BIM / VDC

Saturday, August 05, 2017



You may consider using Git for change management, with a repository on local machines and push it to Git for sharing.

R vs Python

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

"Both Python and R are amongst the most popular languages for data analysis, and have their supporters and opponents. While Python is often praised for being a general-purpose language with an easy-to-understand syntax, R's functionality is developed with statisticians in mind, thereby giving it field-specific advantages such as great features for data visualization." to find out more...
Text extracted from
https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/r-or-python-for-data-analysis#gs.4=S3yoY

Singapore International BIM Competition (IBC) 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

IBC 2017 is open for registration with the theme on Computational Design, Analysis and Optimisation for ‘Design for Manufacturing and Assembly’ (DfMA). You may complete the registration form and email to pong_woon_wei@bca.gov.sg !
Please refer to competition details for IBC 2017 released below links:
+ International BIM Competition 2017 Design Brief
+ 4nos A1 ppt Template and Presentation Guide
+ 20 pages A4 ppt Template and Presentation Guide
+ 10 pages A4 Report Template and Presentation Guide

Digital architecture

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Conventionally, we draw the layout, create massing model, refine the model, detailed it, export for fabrication.

Now, we are creating designs through procedural, rule-based approach, organizing our thoughts into logics and processes for scripting or codes and allowing the computer to generate the designs and forms with iteration following with scripting refining to tune the form and repeat the process for improvement.

I had seen this during my school days back in 2001 and the school teachers can't accept them.
Now, I need to learn that, 15years later.
  • Python / C++
  • Dynamo-Revit
  • Grasshopper-Rhino
  • Houdini
  • AECOsim-Generative Component

Digitizing the entire value chain in Building Industry

Sunday, October 30, 2016

In 1760 there were steam engine technology and industry revolution that changed the entire process, production and work method. 250 years later, we have digital platforms and cloud based construction approach that is happening so fast that the matured generations are finding ways to adapt with the pace of the change.

Rich data stored in microchips; design translated into scripts through visual programming, process automated by cloud based servers; construction with manufacturing approach with on-site installation and offsite assembling by robots and construction progress managed by augmented reality and drones! These are just simply amazing development embraced by the building industry.


From Form follows Function to Performance and now - Form follows Data!

New technologies, materials and strategic method with new business model in architecture happens sooner that we can adopt and adapt. Architectural design engaging artificial intelligence (AI) with robotic approach is already happening!

Design, process and construction output can be digitized with automated rule-based approach and optimized with well coordinated and collaborated among different disciplines. It is also cloud based support without having time, location, space and production constraints. Not only raising productivity, efficiency and effectiveness but a new paradigm of architecture with engagement of artificial intelligence.

Time as 4D, Cost as 5D, Facility Management as 6D, Sustainability as 7D and what is the next 8D?
I should presume Robotic Process as 8D.

These might sound too far advance to the ground workers but the industry is moving ahead to digitized construction approach.

We are going into the digital construction paradigm now!

I am really excited over the new technologies applied for the construction industry with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 3D printings, DfMA offsite construction, Drones, Computational BIM and all the Construction Digitization approach now!

Some interesting findings here:
http://www.irpanetwork.com/what-is-robotic-process-automation/
http://www.theb1m.com/

Relearning Design with Data and Visual Programming

Thursday, September 01, 2016

I believe the coming waves in architecture are the technology change and convergence with the manufacture and IT's advance approach, with ease of communicating via Cloud/Web platform, data capture through digital scanning and designing through Visual Programming or Coding approach with
The technology advancement is growing so rapid, instant learning with instant application is the abilities we need with the exploded information available online.

Some useful links here for the new tools:

Virtual Reality with Unreal Engine 4

Friday, April 08, 2016


"Unreal Engine 4 is a complete suite of game development tools made by game developers, for game developers. From 2D mobile games to console blockbusters and VR, Unreal Engine 4 gives you everything you need to start, ship, grow and stand out from the crowd." to find out more...
Passage via https://www.unrealengine.com/what-is-unreal-engine-4

My Micro by nARCHITECTS

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Multiplicity with modularity. Marvellous prefab architecture by nArchitects. to find out more...
Image via http://narchitects.com/work/my-micro-ny-2/

Guide on Construction of Industrial Developments in Singapore

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


A very useful guide co-published by I. Building & Construction Authority (BCA) II. Economic Development Board (EDB) III. Energy Market Authority (EMA) IV. JTC Corporation V. National Environment Agency (NEA) VI. Public Utilities Board (PUB) VII. Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) VIII. Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). To find out more...
Image via http://fladeo.com/detail/guide-on-construction-of-industrial-developments-in-singapore-777807

Inside the Designer's Studio with Ken Yeang

Monday, January 19, 2015

As I am still on my way to become a registered architect, I can't agree more with this statement: "Fighting frequent and unexpected crises just gives additional stress to the poor architect’s life." and I can't stop either. Dr. Ken Yeang has given his view over the daily delivery-intensive in the talk with Prof. Jason Pomeroy to find out more...
Phrase via http://www.indesignlive.sg/articles/people/inside-the-designers-studio-with-ken-yeang
Image via http://www.indesignlive.sg/articles/people/inside-the-designers-studio-with-ken-yeang

Related Links:
https://www.facebook.com/designgreensg

Capsule Hotel by Tatewowe Atelier

Friday, January 16, 2015



"tetawowe atelier is a young and dynamic design firm specialises in object making. Current projects includes a restaurant in Ipoh, a museum for indigeneous people in Johor and a short film titled as the acrobats." to find out more...
Passage via http://tetawowe.blogspot.sg/
Image via http://www.tetawowe.com/capsule-hotel.html
Related Links:
http://www.tetawowe.com/

Compact House by Matt Kirkpatrick

Tuesday, January 06, 2015



Related Links:
http://www.designforoccupancy.net/
http://www.harpoonhouse.net/

Living Small - Tiny House Documentary

Very nice documentary over another self made tiny house. to find out more...

Related links:
http://tinyhouseblog.com/
http://livingsmallblog.com/
http://www.livingsmall.com/

Small Home - Big Picture

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Cube Project, another fascinating home that can be physically built by yourself within a week. to find out more...
Image via http://www.cubeproject.org.uk/
Related links:
http://www.cubeproject.org.uk/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2524624/Engineer-believes-QB2-flat-pack-house-solve-UKs-looming-housing-crisis.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://likemyplace.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/housing-crisis-uk-mike-pages-qb2-pack-house/

Box Home by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Saturday, January 03, 2015

A decent small project by Finnish architect Sami Rintala to offer a feasible solution to affordable nano house in Oslo, Norway. I am wondering how the dwelling unit is doing now after 7 years. to find out more...
Related links:
http://www.ri-eg.com/projects/2007/boxhome-/
http://www.belowtheclouds.com/2009/01/06/prototyphuset-boxhome/
http://architecture-view.com/2010/10/08/stylish-boxhome-as-norwegian-micro-house/
Image via http://www.belowtheclouds.com/2009/01/06/prototyphuset-boxhome/

Produce.Workshop

Thursday, January 01, 2015


“Architecture is a discipline that combines ideas of habitation with material organisation, and the architect is necessarily a producer of both intellectual and material goods. The etymology of architect as master-builder, makes clear the role of making as fundamental knowledge of architecture. PRODUCE is the attempt at reintroducing making and fabrication as an inseparable part of our work.” to find out more...
Passage via http://www.produce.com.sg/about-us/
Image via http://www.archdaily.com/577784/monoform-living-produce-workshop/

Lego Architecture Studio

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I think it would very helpful for form studies but the site plays an important role. Therefore, Lego should think of the landscape side as well. The trees are crucial elements in architectural design!

Relevant links here:
Lego architecture studio pdf
Can Lego architecture actually be useful?
Lego targets architects with monochrome building set
Lego's New Architecture Studio Fails to think outside the Blocks
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