LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

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LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

Postby Nico7as » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:38 pm

Hi everyone,

As an ARCHICAD user, I came across a very good BIM case study: LeCorbusier's Villa Savoye, made in LEGO.

The study is made Bond Bryan Architecture, one of the top architecture firm using ARCHICAD.

Since it's more a BIM study than an ARCHICAD study, I think that it would be make an equivalent in FreeCAD.

Unfortunately, I don't have enough time, nor I'm expert enough in FreeCAD, so I can't do it.

What do you think?
Link :
http://bimblog.bondbryan.com/page/2/?s=lego&submit=Search#038;submit=Search
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Re: LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

Postby Kunda1 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:59 pm

Nico7as wrote:Hi everyone,

As an ARCHICAD user, I came across a very good BIM case study: LeCorbusier's Villa Savoye, made in LEGO.

The study is made Bond Bryan Architecture, one of the top architecture firm using ARCHICAD.

Since it's more a BIM study than an ARCHICAD study, I think that it would be make an equivalent in FreeCAD.

Unfortunately, I don't have enough time, nor I'm expert enough in FreeCAD, so I can't do it.

What do you think?
Link :
http://bimblog.bondbryan.com/page/2/?s=lego&submit=Search#038;submit=Search
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Reminds me of these threads
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=20013 (Voxel WB)
and https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=10802 (Playing with Anker Stones)
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Re: LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

Postby Nico7as » Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:47 pm

In this case, the main goal isn't to play with virtual bricks, but to work with the datas embedded in each brick.

It really is a BIM project.

It can also be used to work on visualisation and Level Of Development / Level Of Details.

I think it's a great model to work with.
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Re: LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

Postby saso » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:00 pm

Very nice presentation / guide around some of the BIM things, but I believe we will first still have to work some more before we can play :)
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Re: LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

Postby yorik » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:10 pm

Is there an IFC file of that model somewhere? Couldn't find any. Would be interesting to see how it behaves with freecad...

I've been experimenting a bit recently with "assemblies" of small elements in Arch, such as bricks:

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Not 100% sure of what would be the best workflow there, and also it quickly turns a model very heavy, so it has to be handled with care, but there is a bunch of interesting questions coming in. I'd be curious to see how they managed it... Wil need to read the whole posts series I guess :)
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Re: LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

Postby Nico7as » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:36 am

Hi Yorik,

If I'm not mistaken, they're supposed to release the model eventually it's seems not ready yet.

I have got the LEGO model, but I'have absolutely no time to model each and every brick in freeCAD right know. maybe next year...
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Re: LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

Postby Joyas » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:08 pm

yorik wrote:Is there an IFC file of that model somewhere? Couldn't find any. Would be interesting to see how it behaves with freecad...

I've been experimenting a bit recently with "assemblies" of small elements in Arch, such as bricks:

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Not 100% sure of what would be the best workflow there, and also it quickly turns a model very heavy, so it has to be handled with care, but there is a bunch of interesting questions coming in. I'd be curious to see how they managed it... Wil need to read the whole posts series I guess :)

Sorry for being oftopic, but I think that bricks should be done with a big solid with lines on the surface.

It could be interesting to open a new thread for this.
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Re: LEGO Meets BIM : Villa Savoye

Postby mario52 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:13 pm

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