Not long ago, a well-built home meant a home designed on grid-lines with repeatable features to maximize efficiency. It meant maximizing volume to footprint to save on construction costs. It meant form took precedence over energy performance because oil was cheap.
BIMs. Building Information Modelling systems. Every business in America is in some form or another a technology business. With the application of aerospace industry software and other advanced technologies to the residential design, construction and architecture fields, all the old assumptions about grids, about energy, about modernism itself are beginning to crumble. Along with some unintended consequences which scientists tell us are always inevitable with high tech. » Read the rest of this entry «