design :   infographics / 3d visualization

  Architects generally find infographics and 3d visualization endlessly fascinating. I started doing 3d at Georgia Tech in 2002 utilizing 3DStudio Max when 3d was still somewhat exotic. With the advent of Sketchup and Revit, architectural 3D for design purposes has become ubiquitous. The images below were created 2001-2012.
 
Above graphic based upon Big History
 

Information Sculpts Energy: A Big History of Architectural Form
ENERGY X INFORMATION=FORM finds a very simple universal pattern that all form, from inorganic to organic (life), sapient beings to their architectural forms, is a continuum of a directional self-organization towards forms enabling energy flow.

All form, inorganic matter, living beings, tools and architecture, is the result of working information evolving forms that channel energy. Over the long haul natural selection is based on forms that best allow energy flow, thus evolution sculpts forms increasingly able to channel and connect, to further direct energy flow.

Energy flow creates order and cooperation, with the resultant form’s organization surviving as a function of continued energy flow. This can be seen on every level of the universe, from the simplest atomic structure of a hydrogen atom to human societies, a Nobel Prize proven economic and evolutionary principle along with mutation and natural selection(1).

As is illustrated, the physical, biological and sapient universeís form (or matter) whose organization directs and connects energy through sustainable, long term pathways built by working information, is naturally favored by the universe and spreads out far and wide in availability and influence in itís various environments. This can be seen in 3 distinct energy flow environments building upon one another: the world of (1) physics, of (2) life and of (3) sapient consciousness.

(1)See Super Cooperators, Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other To Succeed by Martin A. Nowack with Roger Highfield. Also see the Nobel prizes in Economics.

           
 
  Infographic: AIA 2030
An infographic explaining what AIA2030 is about. (also see www.architecture2030.org)
           
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Church:Spiritual Living Cntr
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Sweet Auburn Ave
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Charleston City Houses
           
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Dwell Residence
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Courtyard City Houses
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TD Associates FarmHouse
           
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  WPB Urban Renewal
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Cleveland Arts Cntr
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Buckhead Plaza
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St Thomas Aquinus HS
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St Thomas Aquinus HS
           
  Riverside Performing Arts
Riverside FL Arts Center
  Museum NY City
Rose Center
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Rose Center
           
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BaseBall Field
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