INFOGRAPHIC: Future Directions in Architecture

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Architecture is at the crossroads of technology, society, and material sciences. As illustrated by The Economist in the infographic below, the major trends dramatically influencing the future of our built environment are:

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Intelligent Rainscreen Façade Video

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Originally published on the Desktop Engineering blog. Written by Geoff Haines.

At Desktop Engineering, we aim to help our customers find ways of doing design or manufacturing quicker and of higher quality using software technologies.

Geoffrey M. Haines, Desktop Engineering

Geoffrey M. Haines, BSc(Eng), ACGI, C Eng, MIMechE, FRSA

One of the approaches we can use is to use a rule based approach to capture knowledge to allow it to be re-used.

Rules are those simple set of instructions, something as simple as a cooking recipe, that one follows that determines an outcome. So it is with engineering. Capture those rules and then reuse them in software and then you have design automation.

We have done this with the design of Rainscreen Façades using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

By taking the elements of a façade rainscreen, encapsulating the design process as a set of rules, we have created an Intelligent Rainscreen Façade solution.

We can vary any parameter within the rules to automatically recreate a complete assembly.

As every part in the assembly has an associated fabrication drawing, then those are automatically recreated too. Preset reports then create a full schedule of parts, cutting lists and cost information.

So when your architect decides on a different variation in grid or material, it’s simple to recreate a design, determine a cost, and create full fabrication details.

We have a short video demonstration to highlight this process:

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AEC and the Future of Design

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Design In the Age of Experience

DESIGN IN THE AGE OF EXPERIENCE™ is happening April 4-5, 2017 in Milan. This gathering of members of the global design community is an exciting opportunity to exchange best practices and explore industry trends.

AEC professionals attending in person or following along online will benefit from the conversations and experiences we have planned.

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Trends in Design

We will explore 4 major forces driving the evolution of design today:

Designing Experience

Virtual reality enables designers to model complex products, buildings, infrastructures or even cities within their own virtual environment, and experience them before they even exist.

Design is Tribes

Design is social and collaborative. We draw inspiration from the wealth of talent and creativity in the ecosystem, driving co-creation for identity-changing experiences.

Design is Science-Driven

Automation and generative design technologies mimic the beauty of nature to accelerate and sustain the innovation process.

Design is the Business Plan

Design affects the way consumers interact with products, giving rise to new business models in which modern ecosystems reinvent product purpose and a range of new applications.

AEC Session Content

Live sessions particularly geared toward urbanists and architects will include:

Mapping the Future of Global Civilization by Parag Khanna. (Day 1 Keynote Address)

Parag Khanna

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Putting Science at the Heart of Design to Generate and Simulate Innovation, featuring SHoP’s John Cerone, Associate Principal and Director of Virtual Design & Construction. Algorithms, data-driven analysis, simulation: generative design technologies are playing key roles in creating products, systems and experiences for a more sustainable world. (Day 1 breakout session: Design is Science-Driven, 5:40 p.m.)

Designing Experience breakout session, featuring architect Toshiko Mori, IED Director Riccardo Balbo, and Hiroshi Kobayashi. (Day 2 breakout session: Designing Experience, 10:30 a.m.)

Designing the Construction Experience breakout session, featuring CadMakers CEO Javier Glatt. (Day 2 breakout session: Designing Experience, 11:30 a.m.)

Biomimicry and Generative Design Strategic Discussion, featuring Martin Tamke of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and Chief Designer Toshiko Meijio. (Day 2 breakout session: Design is Science-Driven, 1:35 p.m.)

Disrupting Business Models in the Construction Industry, featuring CadMakers CEO Javier Glatt (Day 2 breakout session: Design is the Business Plan, 4:00 p.m.)

Download the full agenda for Design In the Age of Experience 2017

AEC Design Hackathon

Meanwhile, an exclusive 36-hour AEC Hackathon—a collaborative session between CATIA R&D experts and participants representing some of the world’s most progressive architecture firms—will culminate in prizes for the best designs created with CATIA on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

The results of the Hackathon will be revealed on Day 2 at 9 a.m.


Learn more and register for: Design In the Age of Experience

Design in the Age of Experience 2017 floor plan

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