Spatial Analytics: New Ways of Understanding Architecture at WeWork R&D

16 April 2016 – The first look at how WeWork’s R&D group measures architectural success.

Modelling Practice

23 December 2015 – My keynote at the design Modelling Symposium on how data-driven design necessitates changes in practice.

What’s Next for Autodesk is What’s Next for Architects

19 December 2014 – My latest article for ARCHITECT magazine looks at what Autodesk presented (and didn't present) at Autodesk University this year.

Drones, Games, Mathematics, and Urban Design

29 July 2014 – An article for ARCHITECT magazine looking at three of the clusters in this year's SmartGeometry.

Paradigm Shifted: New Zealand

15 July 2014 – My keynote speech at Paradigm Shift, on data what it means for the architecture industry in New Zealand.

Koolhaas in Venice

8 July 2014 – My analysis of the Venice Biennale for ARCHITECT magazine.

The Technology Paradox

19 May 2014 – My article for ARCHITECT magazine on why architects are more productive than statistics indicate

Paradigm Shift

14 April 2014 – I'm coming to New Zealand to give five keynote speeches on the future of architectural technology (Tauranga, Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Queenstown from the 9th to 13th of June).

Big Data

7 April 2014 – An article I wrote for AEC Magazine about the potential for big data in the AECO industries.

Find Yourself and Get Ahead of Technology

2 April 2014 – My first piece for ARCHITECT magazine examining the ways indoor positioning technology will impact the architectural profession.

The Future of Architectural Discourse

27 October 2013 – I’ve been thinking about publishing a lot lately. What it means, why we do it, and where it is going.

Chapter 8 – Discussion: Beyond Toolmaking

20 September 2013 – There is a close relationship between software engineering and parametric modelling. This relationship has implications for how parametric modelling is taught, for how parametric modelling is integrated in practice, and for how we discuss parametric modelling.

HTML5 & WebGL – one year on

16 May 2012 – Revisiting a year-old post about WebGL. A look at the new tools, new business practices, and new frameworks that have sprung up in the past year.

Interview with a supernode – Andrea Graziano

2 May 2012 – An interview with Andrea Graziano, better known as Digitag, about the shifting of architectural discourse into new media.

Responsive architect: Chin Koi Khoo

6 March 2012 – An interview with Chin Koi Khoo about his responsive architecture installations that use material properties to sense, move, and glow.

Of the year – 2011

19 December 2011 – A look back at the software, the quotes, and the projects that helped define 2011.

CAD’s uneasy relationship with tablets

9 December 2011 – The iPad has become a primary consumption device in just 18 months. In this post I examine how the much slower architecture industry is adapting to tablet based computing.

Patenting Geometry

29 August 2011 – Evolute’s recent patenting of freeform planar surfaces and what it means for architecture. Evolute respond, as do many others, in a long debate in the comments section.

Yeti – public release

29 May 2011 – Yeti is a live programming interface for Rhino. This is the first public release.

HTML5 & WebGL

16 May 2011 – WebGL enables three-dimensional objects to be easily drawn inside a web-browser. Although the technology is still in its infancy, it is set to disrupt the CAD industry. In this post I explain what webGL is and why it is important.

Inside Smart Geometry

26 April 2011 – Some of the trends seen at SmartGeometry 2011. The rise of the amateur & the respective market shares of Grasshopper and Generative Components.

Live Programming in Rhino

12 April 2011 – An early sneak peak at a project I have been working on: live parametric programming for Rhino.

Of the year

27 December 2010 – A look back at the algorithms, software, quotes, and projects that made up 2010.

New tools: DraftSight to Evolute

3 October 2010 – In the past week there have been three new software projects launched. Draftsite - Dassault's free clone of AutoCAD. AutoCAD WS - AutoCAD for the iPhone. Evolute - software to optimise surfaces in Rhino.

Trending topics

19 July 2010 – New materialism and mashups, two prominent topics at a PhD symposium held between CITA, SIAL and the Bartlett.

Easter eggs

1 April 2010 – This easter, a look at some of the latest developments in Rhino, ubiMash, and Generative Components.