The Architech Show

Architecture and Technology podcast hosted by Joe Banks, Greg Lamb and Willis Lim

Episode 13 - We all live in Glass houses

May 27th, 2015

Glass is an interesting material and we spend this episode discussing the composition of glass, its application and also its uses in architecture as part of a design.

Episode 12 - Joe goes to RTC

May 19th, 2015

In this special episode, Joe goes to RTC (Revit Technology Conference) and does an interview with Nicholas Broadbent from BIM Edge to talk about APIs, software for tools like Revit and more.

Episode 11 - Desktop Virtualisation - Beating the hardware cycle?

May 10th, 2015
Desktop virtualisation has been around for a while but only in recent years has the technology been good enough to be able for 3D modelling in a production environment. To discuss this we have BVN's Infrastructure Manager, Haydn Davies as our first ever guest on the show to discuss what desktop virtualisation is, how it can benefit an architectural practice and some gotchas to look out for.

Episode 10 - The Tesla PowerWall and Architecture

May 4th, 2015
Currently virtually all of our power comes from grid and Australia is one of the most expensive countries for electricity in the developed world.
The Grid is sized for peak demand, (typically when the kids get home from school, and when people get home from work) but power stations can’t just switch off when not needed so power at peak times and cheaper at off peak times (like overnight when fewer people are using it).
The effects are twofold, grid powered electricity goes up, greater economies of scale for solar drives price of solar down. This is referred to as the “death spiral” for coal.
This is a worry for the government as they need to re-coup the 4.5 billion in infrastructure.

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