Free Archicad Tutorial

Friday, December 29, 2006

An archicad tutorial by The Queen's University of Belfast. to find out more...

C³ Virtual Build

"C³ was founded in 1991 by Rick Smith who began working with three-dimensional computer graphic systems in the 1970s. With over a decade of experience working at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation and IBM, Rick helped develop advanced computer modeling software and techniques for a rapidly evolving aerospace industry. In 1991, C³ was contacted by Frank O. Gehry & Associates who were seeking a way to modernize their current in-house design processes, which relied heavily upon antiquated methods, and to digitally define a new direction for Mr. Gehry's challenging designs.After a gruelling 72 hour technology proving session to digitally capture the initial Walt Disney Concert Hall design, Mr. Gehry felt C³ was the right company to lead them in this new direction.Beginning with the Fish Sculpture for the 1992 Olympics and concluding with the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, C³ grew to become ten highly skilled designers working with Mr. Gehry’s staff for over a twelve year period. C³ supported, managed and maintained their digital master models for all their projects up to the completion of the modeling for the Ray & Maria Stata Center on the Massachusetts Instituted of Technology campus in Cambridge, MA. C³’s Virtual Build process and tools played a significant role in revolutionizing Mr. Gehry's overall design processes, helping to make his office one of the most technologically advanced architectural design studios in our lifetime." to find out more...

Passage & Image from http://www.c3virtualbuild.com/about_us.htm

Digital Project by Arup, Gehry & CenitDesktop

Thursday, December 28, 2006

"Digital Project, a next-generation software platform that turns the Virtual Building concept into a reality is now available in the UK. Virtual Building, pioneered by Arup and Gehry Technologies, allows design, construction and operational problems to be visualized and solved using computer simulation. CenitDesktop, a leading supplier of collaborative design solutions is partnering with Arup to implement the solution in the UK and drive the Virtual Building concept. "to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.gehrytechnologies.com/company-press-03-23-2006.html

Introduction to Design Computing by MIT

There is a open course ware by MIT for your reference as an introduction to architectural visualization. to find out more...

An Applied Framework for Project Management

"An Applied Framework for Project Management is a eleven-module web-based training series introducing learners to the core competencies and structure of project management. Based upon PMI’s best-selling book A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this comprehensive, self-paced course brings knowledge to life through a series of easy-to-understand explanations, dynamic interactions and "action planning" question-and-answer sessions." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.pmi.org/info/default.asp

Free download from Cadalog, Inc.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Got this useful 3d tool free download site for your reference. Merry Christmas...
to find out more...

SU Podium

"You can now make TRUE photo-realistic rendering of your SketchUp model without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program. Podium runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish. It uses SketchUp features such as textures, background colors, groups and shadows to achieve impressive results. Podium is intuitive to SketchUp users. Plus, its simple interface cuts the learning curve to minutes instead of days. Make an impression without the pain. "to find out more...
Passage & Images from http://www.suplugins.com/

Revit 9.1 free download

Friday, December 22, 2006

Free downloading of Revit version 9.1 is made available by Autodesk. to find out more...

WBDG

Thursday, December 21, 2006

"Form refers to the shape or configuration of a building. Form and its opposite, space, constitute primary elements of architecture. The reciprocal relationship is essential, given the intention of architecture to provide internal sheltered space for human occupation. Both form and space are given shape and scale in the design process. In addition, the placement of a building form in relation to its immediate site and neighboring buildings is another crucial aspect of this form/space relationship. Just as internal space is created by voids in building form, exterior space can be defined or poorly defined by the building form as well.
For instance, consider the difference between an infill building that fits tightly within its' site boundaries (leaving no unoccupied space on the site, except perhaps a defined outdoor courtyard) and a freestanding building located within a large expanse of parking. Without the aid of other space-defining forms such as trees, fences, level changes, and so forth, it is very difficult for a large space to be defined or satisfactorily articulated by most singular forms.
A number of aspects must be considered in order to analyze or design an architectural form, including shape, mass / size, scale, proportion, rhythm, articulation, texture, color, and light." to find out more...

Passage from Phoebe Crisman, Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Virginia School of Architecture

Design Singapore

"Design changes and improves lives, inspires creativity and new forms of expression. It also enhances business competitiveness in today’s crowded marketplace. DesignSingapore is Singapore’s response to these propositions and opportunities. As a national initiative, DesignSingapore aims to place Singapore on the world map for design creativity. It looks to developing a thriving, multi-disciplinary design cluster of industries and activities in Singapore that has relevance and impact globally. The initiative also aims to bring design to business boardrooms and to new audiences and markets. In time, bring about a pervasive and unique design culture. The DesignSingapore Council, set up since August 2003 by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts, is the public organisation for promotion and development of Singapore design. The Council works closely with other government agencies, the design community, industry and education institutions to promote design in business and education, and to develop Singapore as one of the leading international centres for design creativity. " to find out more...
Passage from http://www.designsingapore.org/RunScript.asp?page=76&p=ASP\Pg76.asp

Vray Beta test Render

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The image beside is my test render from Vray Beta for sketchup, done through a single click and material application in sketchup. The model was downloaded from Pushpullbar forum. Now everyone can do photorealistic rendering with sketchup + Vray ! to find out more...

Autodsys Releases ArchT 2007 for AutoCAD 2004-2007

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

"ArchT is an award-winning architectural software package for AutoCAD and IntelliCAD. An add-on product, ArchT provides AEC-specific functionality such as 2-D production drafting utilities, style-based design features and customizable records and reports to underlying CAD packages including IntelliCAD and AutoCAD. It also provides dynamic block and layer control and its 3-D modeling tools integrate with 3-D design and visualization tools like Autodesk 3D Studio and Accurender by Robert McNeel & Associates. "to find out more...
Passage from http://www.autodsys.com/

V-Ray for SketchUp Beta

Monday, December 18, 2006

"ASGVIS, LLC Announces the Official Beta Release of V-Ray for SketchUp!
With V-Ray for SketchUp, ASGVIS offers 3D modeling professionals a robust rendering solution that generates high-quality images of unparalleled realism. 'Top studios in all disciplines have relied on V-Ray for years to generate photorealistic images of outstanding quality,' says Corey Rubadue, ASGVIS Director. 'With our native V-Ray for SketchUp plug-in, we’re bringing the speed and power of V-Ray to SketchUp users who need photorealistic rendering capability.' " to find out more...
For some important, useful information and discussion from pushpullbar located from http://www.pushpullbar.com/forums/archive/index.php/f-20.html for your reference~!
Passage from http://asgvis.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3&Itemid=2

Arte Factory

Visualization of architectural work had always been a fascinating task to me.
Arte Factory, a high profile architecture visualization firm from Paris as for your browsing pleasure. to find out more...

Vray Tutorial

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Some Vray Tutorial as for your reference. Enjoy!

Vray Material

Friday, December 15, 2006

Over 20,000 registered user on this website with more than 500 material available as for your reference of Vray Material. Have fun~! to find out more...

revit beginners

Thursday, December 14, 2006

"I'm a CAD manager with a small architectural office in Santa Barbara. We design mostly traditional, high-end residential work. I was introduced to Revit 4.5 in 2002 and am currently a member of the Ventura Revit User Group. " to find out more...
I had been thinking hard of what software package is the best for producing architectural work and a design tool. There is no avoid of drafting for my experience even with BIM. However, it is too powerful a BIM comparing to a drafting software. Hopefully sketchup can later be developed into true BIM system.

The LA Style and the Heteropolis

Monday, December 11, 2006

"Los Angeles, like all cities, is unique, but in one way it may typify the world city of the future; there are only minorities. No single ethnic group, nor way of life, nor industrial sector dominates the scene. Pluralism has gone further here than in any other city in the world and for this reason it may well characterize the global megalopolis of the future. Mass migration threatens many cities in Europe such as Berlin, but in Los Angeles, with an influx of nearly a million foreigners in the last decade, it is a fact. The strains are obvious; homelessness, a variety of languages (more than eighty are spoken in public schools), multi-ethnic tens-ions including riots, and a high rate of homicide." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.arcspace.com/calif/intro/intro.htm
By Charles Jencks
Photo by Rion Nakaya

Ole Scheeren Interview by FMCS

Sunday, December 10, 2006

"Ole Scheeren is not just another young European architect exploring China’s Capital… As partner-in-charge of OMA’s most ambitious project to date, he is the architect leading the design and construction of the China Central Television Station (CCTV), and the Television Cultural Center TVCC in Beijing. A Lian from FMCS met him for an intensive talk to find out more about life in China, his passionate ideas and architecture in general." to find out more...
Passage & Image from http://www.feedmecoolshit.com/interviews-archive/ole-scheeren/

Alzhem

Friday, December 08, 2006

Alzhem, a fantastic website you cannot afford to miss to learn 3D Studio Max, I am sharing with you~!

COURSES | MASTERS | MSC (COMPUTER AIDED ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN)

Thursday, December 07, 2006

"This Masters Degree programme in the School of Architecture allows the opportunity to study computer aided architectural design in conjunction with effective environmental design. One of the main emphases of the course is on the integration of techniques into the design of buildings and their surroundings. The Degree is based upon a programme which began in 1992 and which was revised in 1998." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.shef.ac.uk/architecture/main/courses/ma_co.shtml

Specifier

Monday, December 04, 2006

"A vibrant community of architects and suppliers, designed for architects and suppliers.Specifier Magazine has long been a source of new products and trends for the Australian Architectural and design industries. Now specifier.com.au allows architects and designers to browse, collate, print, request and manage this information freely, in an expanding database of over 3000 product suppliers and 116 product categories. It is the most useful one-stop shop for architects, designers and builders on the web - with global architecture and building news, project reviews, eco products, brochure libraries, architect directory and architect profiles - and it's the essential venue for product suppliers to find their market. With its powerful interactive tools, specifier.com.au connect experts with experts." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.specifier.com.au./aboutus
Image from http://www.specifier.com.au./db/Pictures/cover-71-15620.jpg

Registration as an architect in the UK

Friday, December 01, 2006

"The Architects Registration Board (ARB) is the authority established by statute to maintain a Register of architects and to regulate the conduct of the architects’ profession in the UK. Only persons whose names are on the Register may use the title “architect” in business or practice." to find out more...
Passage from http://www.arb.org.uk/news/information-leaflets/applying-for-registration-in-the-uk.shtml
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