Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Is Imitation the Sincerest form of Flattery?


If so, I'm very flattered!  I've been advising participants in my live workshops to form integrated teams to build projects for charity as a means of learning BIM and IPD for years now.  Glad to see the architects acting in the UK acting on that advice!  Sadly, it's not surprising to see the architects involved in the project still operating in their silo.

UK property developers Cathedral Group asked twenty of the top contemporary designers and architects to design and build a dolls’ house straight out of the 21st Century for an exhibition called, A Doll’s House. Each house was required to feature at least one element that makes life a bit easier for a child with a disability. After being on display, the dolls’ houses were auctioned off in support of KIDS, a UK charity that supports disabled children, young people, and their families.

Now if they would just invite the rest of the integrated team to the table to build a real house, then we might be getting somewhere  Again, I've argued this is the best way for an integrated team to learn BIM and IPD for years now. 

Say, I wonder if an entity like Habitat for Humanity might be willing to let volunteers experiment with BIM and IPD? Hmmm.  Where have I heard THAT advice before.  Strange, I cannot seem to get this voice out of my head.  Very cool pics of the Doll Houses designed for charity at the link.


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