Free software for architects – Software libre y gratuito para arquitectos

Surfing on Internet, architects can find many programs to use (free and libre). To facilitate this search, I share a picture with a graph showing a work flow for an architecture office and several software and options to be used. The graph has a freemind format (mm), so you can edit it using FreeMind or FreePlaner (the graph is in spanish, sorry).

En internet existen muchos programas libres y gratuitos que los arquitectos pueden usar. Y para facilitar la busqueda comparto una imagen de un diagrama de software libre y gratuito para arquitectos que se organiza en tres areas de trabajo para facilitar crear un workflow con estos recursos. Ademas de la imagen, comparto el grafico como un archivo para software de mapas mentales (formato mm) que pueden editar. El archivo mm lo pueden abrir y editar con programas como FreeMind o FreePlaner

Download (freeplane format) Link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/6ipsoyauxc0zktl/9rCtqeNEt_

eCAADe conference TUDelft 2013

Flexing Wind is a paper presented by me in the eCAADe conference TUDelft 2013
Click here for the paper.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/101627994@N06/page3/
eCAADe2013 Sessions: http://curry.tugraz.at/portal/1.aspx

SOLVESPACE – parametric 2d/3d CAD Open Source

SOLVESPACE is a parametric 3d CAD program that was released as a version 2.0, available for download as GPL’d free software.
SolveSpace es un nuevo software CAD parametrico 3D que recientemente ha sido liberado con una licencia GPL. Está orientado al diseño mecánico y solo esta disponible para Windows, pero aparentemente corre bien en Linux-GNU usando Wine.
Link: http://solvespace.com/index.pl

NYC Neural Cartography Project

NYC Neural Cartography Project (2010)
Your brain on architecture. Building information modeling + Brain-Computer Interface.
Un ejemplo del trabajo de la escuela de arquitectura de la Universidad de Columbia que escanearon los patrones del cerebro y los proyectaron en un recinto. Una imagen de tu cerebro sobre la Arquitectura.

Link: http://www.thecloudlab.org/bci

PD: Interesantes comentarios sobre la Arquitectura y el software Processing en el siguiente link: http://wiki.processing.org/w/Processing_Architecture

Blender architecture scripts

A repository has been created by Carlos Cámara to contain a collection of Blender scripts and plugins specially useful for architecture. He says this “repo” serves these main purposes:

  1. Make it easy to find all these scripts which are usually spread into different places (eg. dropbox folders, authors’ blogs, blender wiki…) and thus difficult to find.
  2. Provide a backup or a time-proof repository which don’t rely on 3rd pary (I’ve been always concerned that those scripts could be lost sometime).
  3. Benefit from Git and github’s social features in order to make it easier to collaborate and improve plugins.

Link: https://github.com/ccamara/blender-architecture-scripts