February 13, 2014

BPA University – Digital Fabrication + Scripting in Architecture

Last Friday I put together a small informal internal lunch and learn for the BPA staff in which we looked at and discussed digital fabrication equipment and construction techniques.  Based off of the course that I taught at Kent State University last semester, the discussion of various techniques and uses in architectural applications became very exciting.  We also began to discuss and share how the process of scripting and parametric design could impact our design.  I shared various precedent from firms such as SHoP Architects, design work by Alex Hogrefe, and even included some of my own work on a new bookshelf that is in process.  Feel free to walk through the Prezi Presentation below!

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January 15, 2013

Matt’s List of Useful Resources for Software Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials

As an admittedly techie geek, I have spent years honing my skills in various architectural related software through mostly free resources that I have come across via the internet. I have often shared some of these websites with others in their efforts to grow and my efforts to teach. I have decided to share this list as it stands today with the hope that it will grow and change over time as I come across newer resources and hopefully get feedback from others.  Over time, I hope to be able to create some quick tutorials and add them to this blog, but for the time being, check out the list of other resources. Please feel free to add a comment below and share some that you think I might be missing!   Video Tutorial Subscription Services (free trials): http://www.lynda.com/ http://www.digitaltutors.com   Various Architectural Related Software: http://designreform.net/ http://lmnts.lmnarchitects.com/   Adobe products: http://tv.adobe.com/   Rhino: http://rhino3d.com http://rhino3d.tv http://digitaltoolbox.info/ http://www.flyingarchitecture.com/ http://designreform.net/learning/rhino   Rendering Techniques: http://www.ronenbekerman.com/ http://www.peterguthrie.net/blog/ http://www.pixelflakes.com/ http://www.alexhogrefe.com/ http://jeffpatton.net/ http://www.chaosgroup.com/forums/   Revit: http://therevitkid.blogspot.com/ http://revitoped.blogspot.com/ http://autodesk-revit.blogspot.com/ http://buildz.blogspot.com/ http://do-u-revit.blogspot.com/ http://malleristicrevitation.blogspot.com/ http://paulaubin.com/blog/   3D Model Content/Maps: http://www.evermotion.org http://www.10ravens.com/ http://www.interovisuals.com/   If you've made it all the way through this list, I'm positive you can stand to check out something a little lighter also: http://architexts.us/