Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Week 12: Response to Guest lecture
After this week's lecture I found great similarity between the topics addressed by Stuart Bull and this course (BENV 2423). Stuart expressed the importance of architectural digital representation when developing new buildings for today, such as the Pinnacle, the Sydney Opera House, the gerkin and the Brisbane airport etc. In the lecture, he discussed how programs such as Rhino, General Components, 3DS Max, AutoCAD, Revit and ArchiCAD etc. help in perfecting successful and calculated designs. Through BIM he was also able to communicate designs to various professions, from clients, architects, engineers and others affiliated to the projects. Through this development, I learnt the value of 3D modelling as opposed to 2D graphics. It has given me more insight into the benefits of modelling in our current course and the potential it has to provide beneficial information on buildings if they were built in real life. Computer modelling is also a cheaper than other alternatives used to express design concepts and changes.