Most people think of shopping as an activity, a recreation or a chore but maybe it’s more than that. In David Byrne’s pseudo-documentary comedy “True Stories” Kay Culver introduces a bizarre shopping mall fashion parade with the line: “Shopping is a feeling!”.
There has been much discussion about what BIM means and everyone seems to have their own definition. Is it about a process, an application, a way of working or the results?
I think its all of these. Lachmi Khemlani’s latest article shows work by Neil C. Katz at SOM using an Autodesk Application for Parametric BIM and it’s not one you’d expect. But BIM isn’t about an application, it’s a way of working, it’s about the results.
Perhaps you could even say: “BIM is a feeling!”
Parametric Modeling in AutoCAD: AECbytes Viewpoint #32
Neil C. Katz – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP
Many people are surprised by some of the work that I do at SOM. But while we have created a number of sophisticated tools for building modeling and analysis, it is not the work itself that provokes this reaction. Instead, it is the fact that much of the work has been done in AutoCAD…
PS: Here's the brilliant “Dream Operator” Fashion show clip from “True Stories”. Keep an eye out for the “Architectural fashion”…
PS: The image is from a children’s book: “The Story of BIM – Written for 3 year old Charlotte”, Kathleen Mellor, published. Melbourne. Georgian House nd.194-? I couldn’t find any other information but would be interested to know more if anyone has heard of this book!