Decoding Design

Video: How architects can design more than buildings

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OMA's lively video proposal reveals how architects can use computer technology to better illustrate their design process.

This video proposal by OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) illustrates how an architect approaches and creates a design.  Presented a few years earlier, the piece still shows an innovative use of 3D modeling and animation.  Instead of a hyper-photorealistic walkthrough, the project and its development in the studio is the focus. Watch as the project's components are broken down, configured and reconfigured, and placed in its context:

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Sun Kim

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Contributing Editor Sun Joo Kim is an architect and creative consultant based in Boston. Her projects include design and master planning of museums, public institutions, hospitals, and university buildings across the U.S. She holds a degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure