Design technology conferences 2017

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RTC europe conferences

I’m happy to announce that this year I will be speaking at several international conferences. If you are interested to optimize your use of design technology, want to try an early beta of ArchiSpace or like to meet me in person, you can go to any of the following events. Conferences like these are a valuable source of knowledge to stay informed on the latest developments, … Read More

Virtual Reality will change the way we design

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VR architecture simulation of Mecanoo's Tainan Public Library

Virtual Reality has been around for decades but recent developments of smartphones, game engines and head mounted displays (HMD) like Oculus and HTC Vive has made this technology main-stream and accessible for every tech enthusiast. For the coming years Architecture can play a key role in the development of VR since interaction with our digital creations are all about space and human experience. … Read More

Construction update three centers Shenzhen

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Shenzhen Cultural Centres construction

Almost a year in construction our project in Shenzhen has reached the highest point and starts showing the interior spaces and impressive cast in place structure of the design. This post shows the current construction progress with some images of the Building Information Model we used to design and develop the construction documents for this iconic project.

Tainan Public Libary competition

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Tainan Public Libary

I’m happy to annonce that our team won the design competition for Tainan’s new Public Library in Taiwan. For this project we used a Building Information Modeling proces to let our team collaborate together towards an more integrated architecture, landscape and interior design. The design was built digital in Revit using design script and custom families. Read more about this project in my portfolio  

three centers in Shenzhen under construction

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facade belt concrete framing youth centre Shenzhen

Construction of the Three Centers and Bookmall in Shenzhen China has started half a year ago and now the first parts of its curved and tilted structural concrete walls get visible. This columns and beam system is following the facade shape and will be clearly visible in the interior voids of the different centers. The cut-outs shown in the facade will house closed and openable … Read More

BIM & Architectural Education

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maquette Loft Amstel III Transformation

Building Information Modeling is among us for more than a decade and has proven itself to be a smarter and more efficient way to document and design buildings. So why is this collaborative workflow still not implemented in our education system? A quick search on the internet shows most architectural vacancies are for engineers/architects with Revit/BIM experience. Many of our graduates and interns … Read More