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Zaha Hadid Architects og Autodesk Revit [interview]


“Beyond the funky shapes that we do we still have to in the end rationalize them down into components. […] If you look anywhere, if you look at different blogs people are really pushing Revit. You can see that it can do very complex geometry. The challange we allways have is that people are used to achieving things with a specific set of tools. And we like to say that we bring in people that are talented designers and they can adapt to use different tools. […] One of the things we found was – unlike the traditioal process where everybody works on their own file and their own bits of information – that it does force us, even as a designteam, to work together. This is not what happens traditionally where someone will go and work on their own area. When it comes to putting it all together and putting all the ideas together it does collect it together in one place. Something that normally was forced to be done by one individual person. A tool like Revit requires you to pull all the information together.[…] In the future i would like to see the Revit process move more into the design side. For now we have three in-house teams on three projects that are aggesively using Revit at the stage they are at. Some are doing planning, some are doing documentation, some are doing submission for construction. On a number of these we have gone on to where we are doing the design in Revit.– uddrag fra podcast

Det her indlæg er egentlig ikke for at brande Autodesk og Revit. Men mere for at nedbryde ideen om at BIM software som fx. Revit eller ArchiCad stadig er lidt for firkantede; at de kun er endnu et 3d program eller ikke kan opfylde projekteringskravene så snart formerne bliver lidt for ‘designede’. WorldArchitectureNews.com har netop interviewet Simon Johns og Shaun Farrell fra ZHA – Zaha Hadid Architects i London, i samhør med Phil Bernstein fra Autodesk, om hvordan de bruger Autodesk Revit i deres projekter. Et af de projekter de som ZHA har gennemført i Revit er deres Port House i Antwerpen, som de vandt tilbage i 2009.

Læs et summery af interviewet her, og hør den 18 minutter lange podcast her nedenfor:

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Det er interessant at de hos ZHA ikke kun fokuserer på Revits evner for at samle og dokumentere det samlede projekt, men også ser positivt på de muligheder for at designe i selve programmet. Personligt kan jeg godt se, at design miljø’et kan lære meget fra andre applikationer. Men det parametriske grundlag i Revit absolut en en stor force. For så snart man ser bort fra Grasshopper, så er programmer som Rhino på mange måder en avanceret version af SketchUp, hvor statiske copy-pastede ‘variationsopbygninger’ skal varetage den flydende designproces. Og hvor det er svært at ‘komme ind i’ modellen og se sine planer og snit… og så lige opsætte lidt tegninger!. Jeg siger ikke at man overhovedet kan undvære 3ds Max eller Rhino mf., men mere at de måske også kan lære lidt af Revit eller ArchiCad.

– Et af de projekter de som ZHA har gennemført i Revit er deres Port House i Antwerpen, som de vandt tilbage i 2009. 

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