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 windows running horizontally and diagonally around the four sculptural buildings.
Architecture & Google cardboard
At a our recent 30 years anniversary celebration of Mecanoo we had some fun showing guests our recent digital designed projects in with the google cardboard.
This simple but amazingly effective tool has helped us to introduce virtual reality to a wider audience. Here are a few examples of our Virtual Reality tour for mobiel VR viewers.
BIM & Architectural Education
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 learn how to design in a BIM environment on the job, but it would help if universities provides students with better understanding and training in how to use the latest design tools and methods to collaborate with others.
Revit Technology Conference NA 2015
This years biggest annual Revit event was held in Washington DC from July 23–25 2015. It attracted more than 150 of the world’s top experts, instructors and bloggers. And I was happy to be able to participate, learn and share ideas and insights with this community of fellow design technology geeks! Meeting these people and seeing there examples inspired me to explore more technologies, methods and workflows to further optimize the use Revit in our office.
I am happy to present the world my latest website. This site started as a hobby and contains updated content of most of my academic & professional work and a blog for sharing news, tips and thoughts about BIM, architecture, Revit, DynamoBIM and other design technologies.
I worked hard to make this website size responsive for visitors to browse with any device. (go ahead try resizing your browser) I hope you guys like it and look forward to see you back soon for more news and updates!