WHAT IS BIM?
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a process of three-dimensional digital modeling and management of a building or a project and its physical and functional characteristics. A single file contains this information, and its content can be extracted, exchanged, and utilized in many ways by architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals during all phases from concept design and production to construction administration. Traditionally BIM has mostly been used as a project delivery and construction coordination tool… but what about Design?
WHAT IS DIGITAL DESIGN?
Digital Design is process of any design that is developed digitally, using computers. In architecture, it includes BIM, Parametric and Algorithmic Design, 3D Printing and robotic fabrications of architectural models as they inform future design decisions, etc.
Parametric and Algorithmic Design are processes of designing by using parameters and algorithms as an actual generator of the design. The technics might include applying automation, propagating changes, utilizing form-finding processes and form-optimizing feedback loops – just to name a few. Practical realization of parametrically designed projects goes hand to hand and heavily relies on Digital Fabrication.
WHAT IS DIGITAL FABRICATION?
Digital Fabrication is a manufacturing process controlled by computers which includes additive manufacturing such as 3D printing, subtractive manipulation such as CNC cutting and robotic processes which include forming, bending, folding, stacking, weaving, and stitching. Digital control results in great accuracy and precision and offers designers a variety of new tools for artistic expression.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
WEFAS architecture is implementing BIM concept to early stages of the design process by applying parametric and algorithmic strategies to find the most innovative and high performing design solutions.
The firm is up to date on the latest research in the field of parametric design. These include multi-agent form-finding algorithms utilized by STUDIO ROLAND SNOOKS I KOKKUGIA in Melbourne, Australia and a particle spring system form-optimizing algorithm employed recently by BRANDON CLIFFORD AND WES MCGEE | MATTER DESIGN STUDIO.