Mike Monteiro gave a great talk at the March 2011 San Francisco, CreativeMornings about making sure design professionals get paid for the work they do and the importance of contracts and attorneys, entitled F*uck You. Pay Me. Mike is the Design Director, and co-founder of Mule Design Studio. This event took place on March 25, 2011 and was sponsored by Happy Cog and Typekit. via Swissmiss
Over the past couple of years, core.form-ula has been experimenting with Ecotect/Grasshopper connection for developing advanced performative geometries within the design process. As performative design concepts become more accessible to designers, we will see more analysis tools being developed for the design process. Introducing GECO, developed by [uto] Ursula Frick and Grabner Thomas. Geco allows seamless integration Rhino/Grasshopper with Ecotect analysis. As we establish methods for understanding surface-based-analysis, we will be moving into volumetric-base-analysis…this is where the future of performative design will play itself out. I would like to see [uto] develop a tool that integrates energy modeling to live geometry….I have spoken with [uto] and we both feel this an important development that needs to happen. [uto] has informed me they have begun looking into this effort. Enjoy>
After many requests from our readers to conduct a design workshop, core.form-ula will begin its first intensive-hands-on craft series workshop at the de Castellane Gallery located in the heart of Brooklyn, minutes away from Manhattan by subway. The workshop will cover the use of Ecotect and Rhino/Grasshopper to develop techniques of evaluating performative form in architecture.
Not sure as to how to comment or start a discussion involving green-wash related to architecture. What can I say, we (architects) have become very good at using excessive green roofscapes to develop architecture ideas, in the process, missing the bigger idea that is important…how much of the green is really necessary? I think we need to look no further than to our local golf courses and understand the costs associated with the maintenance and maybe we can start to understand the scale issue problem we are creating.