April 30th, 2015
Gaming engines have been around since the very first person shooter, Wolfenstein 3D. These engines are starting to be used in Architecture as a way to present the scheme to clients, juries or for use internally. This week we discuss the possible uses of gaming engines in Architecture whether that as a design aid in documentation, assessing schemes and winning competitions through to recording historical buildings.
In 1900, German mathematician David Hilbert presented a list of maths problems that had been unsolved for centuries. This eventually became a list of 23 maths problems whereby some have been solved whiles others are still being worked on. BVN is proposing a list of problems be put out in the Architecture industry and have started to trend on Twitter using the #bigquestions and #architecture. You can read more about this at http://notionparallax.co.uk/wordpress/?p=1762
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April 20th, 2015
You may not know this but Joe has spent quite some time working with concrete. We talk about concrete, its uses and what it has allowed Architects and builders to achieve in various forms along with some of the weaknesses of concrete and how this can be resolved through reinforcing with steel etc. Greg also has a couple of nerdy jokes for you to enjoy.
April 14th, 2015
The mouse and keyboard have been around for some time now but Google Glass, Oculus Rift and Leap Motions are a new wave of input devices looking to replace these traditional devices. We discuss the various input devices that could be used for 3D modelling and documentation including the pros and cons of each type of input device.
April 7th, 2015
From drawing boards to 2D CAD through to 3D and now BIM, technology is playing a big part in an Architect's daily workflow. There seems to be new applications and technology coming out every week that helps automate what an Architect does everyday. Will there ever be a point where the entire process is completely automated? That's what this episode is about. Also Karate Kid and Mr Miyagi.
April 1st, 2015
This week we try to provide some top tips on what hardware requirements to consider when purchasing a new computer for an architecture student. This leads to the importance of backing up your digital content with some services to consider along with the 3-2-1 guide to backing up your data. There are also some tips to getting free/cheap software as a student that you may not have been aware of: