Annual Architectural Design Competition for SF High School Students
Enter Now to Showcase Your Creativity and Win Great Prizes
The challenge is to design a modular bus shelter for an urban pedestrian street. The goal is to provide an architectural solution that is functional, feasible, repeatable, and elegant. The bus shelter must protect people from the elements (rain, sun), while providing ample security, circulation and seating. The designer is free to choose a location, but the documentation should clearly explain the chosen location and how the design responds to its immediate context. The bus shelter must include a signage element for orientation and advertisement.
The purpose of these challenges is to build a resource that is community driven, that the community can pull from, and that the community can expand upon. Special attention will be given to those submissions that creatively use the tools in their design.
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When you import gbXML files from Revit 2013 into Ecotect Analysis, you may receive the following error message:
This error is being presented because the gbXML export file that Revit 2013 produces is not encoded in a format Ecotect recognizes (and for some reason triggers this somewhat misleading IFC error message).
Unlike earlier versions, Revit 2013 exports gbXML files in the UTF-16 format, whereas Ecotect expects UTF-8.
The simplest way to fix this problem is to open the gbXML file in Windows Notepad and Save As to create a new file, changing the format (in the Encoding pull-down menu) to UTF-8.
Techniques for Modeling Greywater Systems and Tracking LEED Points
Revit MEP makes it easy to model greywater systems as part of your strategy for improving sustainable design and LEED certification. You can get started by following the steps outlined in this video tutorial posted by AutodeskMEPTechs.
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