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Enterprise Physics 101 Typically I entitle my seminar material “Enterprise Physics 101” for several reasons but basically, the more I think about Enterprise Architecture, the more I am convinced it is all Physics. Nothing is happening by accident. I am not talking about short term issues... I have a friend, Joe Rosenberger... Any way you look at it, if you don’t understand the laws of nature and you violate them, it doesn’t matter what your heart is or what you are thinking about, if you violate the laws of nature, you are going to experience pain... it is only a matter of time. So... in my seminar for the General Management folks, I was explaining that I was there to help them understand the laws of nature relative to Enterprises. Now, I call my seminars, “Enterprise Physics 101”. This whole discipline of Enterprise Architecture is only about 50 years old. The stress levels for General Management tend to be rather high! “Chief! General Management does have a point however! Enterprise Physics 101 Enterprise Physics 101
Enterprisearchitectuur Enterprisearchitectuur Enterprise Architecture Model uit 1989 van het Amerikaanse National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) dat de gelaagdheid van de architecturen laat zien, en de wisselwerking tussen de lagen[1] Enterprisearchitectuur (EA) (Engels: Enterprise Architecture) is een jong vakgebied tussen bedrijfskunde, informatiekunde en informatica, dat als doel heeft ervoor te zorgen dat een organisatie zich in al haar geledingen in de gewenste richting ontwikkelt. Overzicht[bewerken] Het woord "enterprisearchitectuur" kan betrekking hebben op: Om te voorkomen dat de mensen die zich bezighouden met de organisatie-inrichting langs elkaar heen werken, maken enterprisearchitecten een beschrijving van de gewenste situatie. Deze beschrijving bestaat uit richtinggevende afspraken en tekeningen en beschrijft de gewenste situatie vanuit de verschillende invalshoeken. Er zijn verschillende enterprisearchitectuur raamwerken waarin standaardgezichtspunten zijn vastgelegd. Definities[bewerken] (Prof. dr.
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The 20 Best Architecture Tumblrs The 20 Best Architecture Tumblrs With its emphasis on all things visual, Tumblr has emerged as one of the most engaging platforms for observing architecture, ranging from the historic to the surreal. The upload-based social network is a haven for image-hoarders everywhere, with each Tumblr carefully curated to indulge a very specific craving, be it endangered Brutalism or decadent interior design. For architectural history fetishists, Tumblr has proven an unending boon. It hosts thousands of images with historical documentation, and takes the role that a library or archive might have 50 years ago. That's also one of its drawbacks. Still, this quality does give Tumblr so much of its cultural potential. While it is possible to simply search #architecture and find great collections and pictures, we have compiled a list of our favorite Tumblrs for your browsing enjoyment. Cloudz Watching Andreas Angelidakis Archive of Affinities Subtilitas Architecture Pastebook Pink Frequency Fabricio Mora A Bit Late (Alexandra Lange) Van Life
Le célèbre architecte Frank Gehry nous propose de découvrir une de ses dernières créations avec le BP Bridge proche du Pavillon de la musique Pritzker situé dans le Millennium Park à Chicago. Ce pont au look original nous propose une vue incroyable de Chicago et notamment sur le lac Michigan. Bridge in Millennium Park Bridge in Millennium Park
Dans la lignée du Dubai Underwater Hotel, voici ce concept d’hôtel sous la mer des îles Fidji, le Poseidon Undersea Resort. Un hôtel 5 étoiles doté de 24 capsules situé à 12 mètres de profondeur. Une structure en acrylique pour laisser des parois transparentes sur 90% de son espace. Poseidon Undersea Resort Poseidon Undersea Resort
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(May 19, 2012) Dr. Alan Evans is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading (United Kingdom) is one of the world’s experts on land use economics. He is a prolific author of several books and articles on land use economics (see full text links below). Dr. According to the CSpREE web site: - “CSpREE specialises in the theoretical, empirical and applied economic analysis of property markets and the spatial economy. The Centre maintains strong links with government, the professions and industry while also developing extensive international collaborations. Members of the Centre - Professor Alan Evans - DirectorDr Graham CramptonMr Eamonn D’Arcy Dr Federico MartellosioProfessor Geoff Meen Dr. Dr. Dr. Here are some of Dr. EVANS, Alan: “Economics, Real Estate and the Supply of Land” (2004) EVANS, Alan: “Economics and Land Use Planning” (2004) PDF Articles - Dr. The introduction summarizes Alan Evans’ philosophy. Dr. Dr. Dr. Alan Evans, Dr. Oliver Marc Hartwich | "Smart Growth" and "New Urbanism" ... Dr. Alan Evans, Dr. Oliver Marc Hartwich | "Smart Growth" and "New Urbanism" ...
Urban planning Urban planning designs settlements, from the smallest towns to the largest cities. Shown here is Hong Kong from Western District overlooking Kowloon, across Victoria Harbour. Urban planning (urban, city, and town planning) is a technical and political process concerned with the use of land and design of the urban environment, including transportation networks, to guide and ensure the orderly development of settlements and communities. It concerns itself with research and analysis, strategic thinking, architecture, urban design, public consultation, policy recommendations, implementation and management.[1] A plan can take a variety of forms including strategic plans, comprehensive plans, neighborhood plans, regulatory and incentive strategies, or historic preservation plans. Planners are often also responsible for enforcing the chosen policies. History[edit] Many Central American civilizations also planned their cities, including sewage systems and running water. Caernarvon (Wales). Urban planning
Connecting Two Continents Ultimate Challenge Artist's rendering of concept for the Bering Strait bridge. The Bering Strait was last crossed by humans 20,000 years ago during the ice age, when ice formed a bridge between North America and Asia. Today, 47 miles and some of the harshest ocean and arctic conditions separate the two continents. However, there are many who believe there would be great economical, sociological, and political value in connecting the two land masses by bridge or tunnel. Imagine being able to travel from London to Moscow to Washington, DC, all over land. However, despite the potential benefits, there have yet to be any serious attempts to put these concepts into reality. Climatic, Geologic, and Geographic Challenges The Bering Strait lies just south of the Arctic Circle and is subject to long, dark winters and extreme weather [average winter lows of −20 °C (−4 °F) with extreme lows approaching −50 °C (−58 °F)] and high winds. The region is marked by frequent and sometimes large-magnitude earthquakes. Connecting Two Continents Ultimate Challenge
Revit MEP Coordination - A Valued Proposition For The AEC Industry For AEC project managers, coordinating with architects and engineers in order to resolve issues related to plumbing fixtures, mechanical and electrical systems, fire protection systems etc. can be a daunting task. 3D MEP Revit coordination can be your answer to these major management issues. The primary purpose of using Revit MEP Modeling and Coordination is to improve the communication between architects, MEP engineers, contractors and fabricators. Ensuring MEP information rich models AEC firms across the world are increasingly using Revit MEP coordination Drawings, Revit MEP modeling and coordination tools to update their BIM models with MEP information, and hence, improve their architectural and engineering design development and construction documentation process. Revit MEP service providers leverage the potential of this technology to deliver the highest value to the AEC industry. Revit MEP Coordination: Equipping engineers with MEP intuitive Design Capabilities Revit MEP Coordination - A Valued Proposition For The AEC Industry
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Autodesk BIM Solutions for MEP and Structural Engineers Autodesk BIM Solutions for MEP and Structural Engineers Do you know what is the main benefit related to Autodesk building information modeling (BIM) solutions? The state of the art technology helps structural and MEP engineers to help find solutions to key business issues. Now they can, Create quality buildings with consistent & coordinated informationGain insight through analysis, design and visualizationCollaborate effectively for construction & design decisions What is Autodesk BIM? BIM is a model-based intelligent process providing insight regarding successful management and creation of infrastructure or building projects with fast completions. Importance of BIM solution Gradual transition from computer-aided designs to building information modeling has led to complete transformation in design practices for the construction industry. Engineering Challenges MEP and structural engineers have to face various challenges related to the construction industry, especially with the economic pressures prevalent in the sector today.
How to leverage and incorporate latest technological developments or processes towards successful spatial coordination is one of the biggest challenges for the construction industry? MEP contractors need to negotiate this issue successfully because failure was related to spatial coordination signify BIG trouble! Now, the question arises, what is Building Information Modeling (BIM)? It is a digital representation of a building enumerating its functional and physical aspects clearly. Information on Spatial Coordination While one cannot deny the importance of BIM, irrespective of its presence or absence, the process of spatial coordination should ideally be a combined effort. For sheet metal, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, sprinkler, and HVAC contractors this is an extremely crucial process. Resultantly, they thoroughly understand that prevalent practices and expectations that surround spatial coordination are fraught with risks besides being quite expensive. How to Achieve MEP Spatial Coordination with BIM?
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The European Space Agency (ESA) is currently exploring the possibility of establishing a permanent lunar base with the aid of 3D printing technology. The space agency and Foster + Partners, the London-based architecture firm that worked closely with the agency in the exploration of the project, have released a video outlining how they envision a future mission to construct a moonbase may unfold. Whilst the idea of a frontier settlement on Mars has captured the imagination of the general public, establishing a base on the Moon would be a much more attainable prospect and could even serve as a proving ground for a mission to the Red Planet. For mankind to establish a permanent outpost beyond low-Earth orbit, certain safeguards are required to protect us from the harsh conditions that prevail beyond the defensive shield of our planet's atmosphere. The process of transforming the "lunar" material into a usable building block began by mixing the basaltic rock with magnesium oxide. Source: ESA ESA explores the concept of a 3D-printed moonbase
Following our recent report of a Chinese company printing 10 houses in a day, the potential for architects to essentially click-and-print complex large-scale projects on a regular basis has moved a step closer to reality. This week, the UK's Loughborough University announced a deal with construction company Skanska and architecture firm Foster + Partners to develop and commercialize 3D concrete printing. View all The researchers at Loughborough's School of Civil and Building Engineering have been developing 3D concrete printing technology with a view to commercialization for seven years now, and have refined their technique to a system that comprises a gantry and robotic arm – the latter now in its second generation of development. Much like Andrey Rudenko's 3D concrete printer, Loughborough's device extrudes cement-based mortar under very precise computer control into layers, in order to create building components, which are then joined together. Sources: Skanksa, Loughborough University Loughborough University researchers unveil plans to commercialize 3D concrete printing
These buildings were created with a 3D printer It might not exactly sound appealing to live in, but a Chinese company has constructed two buildings using a 3D printer that recycles industrial waste to form new building material. Shanghai-based Winsun has been showing off the two neighboring projects, one an 1100-square-meter villa, the other a 6-story residential block, in the Chinese city of Suzhou. The residential block is the world’s tallest 3D-printed building, according to the company. It took Winsun a day to print out one level of the residential block, and then five more to put the level together. Michael Kan Winsun was founded in 2002, and specializes in 3D printers designed for construction. The company’s printers are 6.6 meters tall, and work by secreting layers of construction material on top each other to form densely packed building blocks. Winsun is promoting the printers as an environmentally friendly technology, given that the ink can be made from recycled building materials.
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In our last post, we published the awarded entries of the international competition for the New Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, Germany. One of the three Honorable Mentions was the entry by Rome/Paris-based MenoMenoPiu Architects. The design team included Alessandro Balducci, Gilberto Bonelli, Mario Emanuele Salini, and Rocco Valantines. Click above image to view slideshowHonorable Mention in the New Bauhaus Museum Weimar competition: MenoMenoPiu Architects (Image: MenoMenoPiu Architects) From the Jury Report: "The transparency makes the continuity between inside and outside, the outside comes inside and vice-versa. Click above image to view slideshowVisualization (Image: MenoMenoPiu Architects) Project Description from the Architects: "I'm interested in the idea of overlapping images over several layers of transparent surfaces" - Moholy-Nagy's "Light Space Modulator" Sliding shaders manage the seasonal solar interior contributions, satisfying programmatic needs of the different boxes . New Bauhaus Museum - Honorable Mention by MenoMenoPiu Architects
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