An Afternoon at The World Architecture Festival

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to give a talk at the World Architecture Festival about how technology is changing design.  A topic near and dear to the hearts of all of involved with RTC.

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I roamed the exhibition hall and viewed the galleries of many great buildings in the world.  Lots of BIMMY-ness for sure, but two things left a lasting impression for me.

First was that the good people at LEGO had sponsored an area for people to play with white blocks.  Tons of creativity was on display after a few days of the event.  It got me wondering if they are trying to break into the professional design space somehow.

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The second thing that caught my attention was the student group design charette area. Groups of young architects gathered together in a corner of the exhibition hall getting ideas together, building models and generating graphics.  Ideas were coming fast and furious.

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What caught my attention as I wandered amongst the group was that not a single one had Revit running on their screens.  Lots of Sketchup.  Lots of Rhino.  Lots of Photoshop.  Autodesk products were conspicuous by their absence.

annnnd I’m gonna leave it right there.

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