Takehiko Nagakura and Terry Knight are teaching an awesome class at MIT in collaboration with CO Architects. “Computational Design Lab: Reinventing BIM” is taking the inventive step of not just teaching how to use the tools, but how to work beyond the capabilities available out of the box. Using Revit, students will “propose exploratory tools that augment or transform existing software capabilities in creative and innovative ways, to develop conceptual prototypes based on their ideas, and then to test their prototypes.
Tom Vollaro and I got to help kick start the process with a workshop last weekend. Here is a one hour excerpt, exploring reporting parameters, shared parameters, calculated values, and filters.