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Building on the Cloud: Gehry and Box Overhaul Architecture With New Paperless Service

Building on the Cloud: Gehry and Box Overhaul Architecture With New Paperless Service | gehry hall | Scoop.it
Gehry Technologies has spent the last several decades developing a digital system for sharing and working on architectural plans and diagrams and other types of building information modeling, and now he's trying to share it across the industry,...

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, April 10, 2013 4:26 PM

“It’s a category that’s really well suited to the cloud when you think about the kind of scale of data that exists in a lot of these projects,” he says. “You know, some of them range to terabytes of information.”


Not only are the files complex, but records of who has edited, and when, and how add another level that Box helps sort out. And, points out Levie, because the files are so big, they’ve instituted a feature where users can see the renderings before downloading them, to make sure they’re looking at the right ones.


“I think when you can bring these tools to the masses, it really opens up innovation in an incredible way,” says Levie.


Gehry concurs. “I’ve dedicated a whole pile of my life — time and effort — on this topic,” he says, because most of the architecture around the world he hardly considers architecture. “It’s just buildings. And I have this hope that if we have the right tools out there that people with talent can prevail, and can show how you can build wonderful buildings for the same cost.”

Tatiana Piatanova's curator insight, April 15, 2013 5:06 PM

could be useful for GIS as well

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Frank Gehry Says 'LA Doesn't Take Architecture Seriously' - LAist

Frank Gehry Says 'LA Doesn't Take Architecture Seriously' - LAist | gehry hall | Scoop.it
Frank Gehry Says 'LA Doesn't Take Architecture Seriously'
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Frank Gehry at the unveiling of his Grand Avenue project in 2006. (Photo by cgkinla via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr).
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