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MOCAPE - Complex solutions for complex problems

Coop Himmelb(l)au

Asia | Shenzhen

Complex problems require complex solutions. For Wolf Prix, visionary founder and director of the Austrian practice Coop Himmelb(l)au, this is the attitude today’s architect must adopt if he/she is to master the technological revolution that will sweep away the traditional building methods used over the last 5,000 years. With their animated video “We start the future of construction”, the studio shows how Building Information Modeling (BIM), new modeling software and robotic construction can improve, speed up and reduce the costs of building, and also permit unprecedented formal experimentation. Robotics is certainly the overriding emblem of our secular post-modern era. During the 20th century, speed - the direct consequence of the development of the motorized machine - changed the concept of beauty from something in a “quiet” state to one imbued with a...

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