Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sixteen Makers

As part of the RIBA smart materials lecture series Bob Sheil from the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL presented on how sixteen makers interprets architecture. Sixteen makers were a group of students, now architects and lectures, from the Bartlett who believed that inventing, learning and good collaboration should be at the forefront of design. Mr Sheil's idea of smart materials was not the material itself but how the material is approached and interpreted is what makes it smart.

From my experience of civil engineering a lot of time is spent making detailed as builds and drawing up site surveys. The short video at the end of his presentation displayed the effectivness of using a laser scanner to create a scene and this is something I need to explore further during my year at NTU. Even though it was a lecture on smart materials this animation was the highlight of the lecture series for me.

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