[BEIT NEWS] 08 Oct 2018 – Aberdeen to Dyce rail construction and digital technologies in architecture
Seven people at a time can sit in the purpose-built “igloo” at the Aberdeen station concourse, where 360-degree drone footage will be projected onto the walls.
With total immersion in the room, viewers can feel like they are floating high above the tracks as they look on at scenes of the extensive construction work.
The scheme ties into the concept of “digital construction” where projects are mapped out in excruciating detail on computers to test every possibility before shovels hit the ground.
Keywords: Aberdeen to Dyce rail construction; drone; digital construction
We’ve had our first visitors in the Aberdeen to Inverness Igloo! It’s a pretty cool way to see our progress! pic.twitter.com/aIg4c9F7aZ
— BAM Nuttall (@BAMNuttall) October 5, 2018
Picture: BAM Buttall’s Tweets.
From digital models to next-generation fabrication and delivery techniques, technology is at the center of the firm’s movement toward an iterative approach that, as Chris Sharples says, “is beginning to blur the line between architecture and manufacturing.”
… the firm’s 180-person staff uses digital models to conceptualize urban architecture projects that engage the public realm and, ultimately, transform cities—New York being high on the list. “Among architects, there’s a lot of focus on form and expression, and not so much on experience,” continues Sharples. “We think it’s really important to think of how architecture can create a new civic moment.”
Keywords: SHoP Architects; Botswana Innovation Hub; digital technologies; architecture and manufacturing