Grunty Ghosts

Our first suite of the MSI Ghost Pro GS60 4K machines are out and being used by some of the research and teaching staff around the Built Environment. We decided to deploy a set of these after seeing…


Graphics Laptop Time

Whether it be for gaming, 3D visualisation, Simulation, 3D Modelling or a raft of other graphics intensive computing use - mobile hardware continues to evolve for us. I love that UNSW Built…


Creativity by Design

I had a great time at the UNSW S2 Learning & Teaching Forum yesterday. Great mix of Keynote (Shirley Alexander), parallel sessions and the posters. Shirley really kicked things off with a bang,…


Experimental Modelling

This years group of UNSW Architectural Computing students doing the Experimental Modelling course spend even more time generating form with Rhino and Grasshopper which they output through the 3D…


Replicator Gen5 and Other Fun Things

One of the great revolutions that we are in the midst of is personal fabrication of all its various flavours. The rise of the 3D printer as an affordable service or in the office/home device means we…


Mcor Iris first prints

3D printing is in a real boom at the moment as innovators bring to market more interesting machines all the time. The Mcor Iris uses sheets of A4 paper glued and cut to build up the 3D models and…


The LuminoCity Show

This year's LuminoCity end of your Graduation Exhibition and event show for the Built Environment here at UNSW was on campus and it is still amazing to see what our building can be when creative…


LuminoCity 2013 Day 1

The big Graduand Exhibition and end-of-year event for UNSW Built Environment has begun - LuminoCity2013. This year we have transformed the main building where all these staff and students work at…


BE Media Wall

Our new 165" Media Wall (Video Wall) went in over the last week and it looks super. The back-of-the-lifts-wall in the Red Centre (Built Environment) gallery space has been crying out for a large…


Video Games and Learning MOOC - Wk1

I started my first foray into the new world of the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) through Coursera and what we (few fellow UNSWers) chose was Video Games and Learning run out of the University of…


First Year Architecture and CryEngine

Here at Built Environment UNSW, thanks largely to Russell Lowe's innovative approach to the first session first year Architectural Design Course, we have a rich source of real-time explorations…


3D Printer Explorations

Time to take another look at some of the fun things that have been going through our little MakerBot Replicator 2 in the last week or so. We finally used up the sample roll of filament that came with…


Martin Tamke from CITA talk

Interesting talk at UNSW BE tonight by Martin Tamke from CITA (Centre for IT and Architecture) a research centre at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. He talked through a…


City Data Visualisation

One of the inspired things our modern world facilitates is the coming together of data from various internet/web sources and some cool visualisation techniques to reveal patterns and meaning in that…


New SimCity

One of the greatest computer games of all time is the beautiful sim-game-hybrid SimCity which has evolved over the years and we are about to get the new SimCity in early March. From a quick…


Luminocity and Hypersurface

The Faculty of Built Environment had a few large shows at the end of this year for UNSW. We had several exhibitions as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival with some very groovy Hypersurface…


Middle Head Arch Comp Project

I thought it would be nice to highlight this video that covers the collaboration between the 3rd year Architectural Computing students here at UNSW and the National Parks and Wildlife Service. The…


IDES Year 1 Lighting

There is a neato little exhibition in the Red Centre Gallery at the moment that shows off the work of a set of first year Industrial Design students here at UNSW. This assignment required them to…


More mocap

Here area a few more pics from us doing more mocap with the new Vicon gear. The flash on the camera really makes the markers light up (extra cool) and you can see some of the Blade software running…


Situation Engine

The Situation Engine research project at the Faculty of the Built Environment here at UNSW brings the real-time simulation capabilities of the CryEngine3 to the problem of teaching construction…