Industrial construction is now facing innovative and exciting phases with the advancement in technology. Many Industrial architectural experts are incorporating the use of research in all fields of technology transfer. The goal of building architecture is to make a huge change in the future by combining computational design with computational manufacture and incorporating Robotics, electronics, robotics, motion sensors, all of which aid in creating a unique, dynamic pattern with maximum user interaction.
Interactive Architecture & Environment Responsive Architecture
The advances in technology have brought a world of difference in Architecture. The physical setup for interactive architecture combines the use of multiple projectors as well as infrared sensors. Experts have made use of visualization software to create visual effects that appear to be real.
Responsive architecture is gaining popularity in many fields today. Architectural structures are also being designed based on environment responsiveness. Interactive designing, simulation, and prototyping are being woven into traditional architectural methods.
The industry has witnessed expansion beyond improvising on design software. People have started exploring the possibilities of developing interactive hardware as well. Computational approaches in environment responsive architecture are created to design interactive structures.
The integration of both interactive architecture and responsive design has the potential to give the user an enhanced outlook on the entire project. The design is bound to have movable parts which actively reconfigure the basic patterns. Responsive buildings can bring a physical response to the various changes taking place in and around the environment with the help of distinct building elements. These respond and adjust to the variations brought about according to the client’s desire. The client can now actually get a feel of what the building will appear to look like at the end. So also many changes can be included in the initial phase itself.
Digital fabrication is one of the core branches of industrial building architecture now. This concept helps to bridge the difference between digital technologies being used and the actual physical construction involved.
Architects can now use Digital Fabrication to include innovative methods in the design and construction of buildings. Virtual reality is a big concept in architecture which can hardly be avoided. With the aid of virtual reality and mixed reality, the physical world is merged with the digital environment. A structure is brought to virtual reality before it is actually constructed with all the actual responses it will have to the surrounding environment. Digital fabrication and its tools make it possible to interact with all the visual elements so that necessary renovations can be achieved. Microsoft HoloLens is a perfect example of mixed reality technology.
The tools used in digital fabrication helps to work out ideas and their variations in lesser time and better clarity. CNC processes, for example, CNC routing, laser cutting, as well as digital embroidery or automated long arm sewing are just some of the many tools.
Simulation and Design
The latest techniques include design techniques that incorporate material properties, structural performance, full energy flows with the help of an agent-based simulation process.
All these tools help architects to streamline all processes as well as iterate and explore rapidly to bring forth the optimum solutions for industrial constructions. The design techniques allow filling the void in many workflows. This also enables the different teams to coordinate and develop model interoperability for proper analysis and of course workflow automation.
Industrial design firms are now trying to integrate modern experience-concentrated technologies into the existing workflows. This will help to further immerse or integrate their clients well into the major design process. Some of the technologies most often followed are projection mapping, Virtual reality, digitally-enhanced prototyping, and motion sensor networks.
Industrial Architects should not only focus or depend upon the technologies and systems; they should also concentrate on achieving the ability to master the thought process behind the technology. Updating knowledge and staying aware of all the latest developments is absolutely necessary for the industrial architectural field.
Industrial architects are now adopting a multidisciplinary approach which calls for interaction between the various disciplines of architecture, robotics, structural design, computer sciences, and material science. All these are effectively combined to form a collaborative partnership to enforce and promote digital technology to be an essential, inevitable part of all future industrial architectural systems.