Video: NXT BLD 2019 – Xavier De Kestelier, HASSELL

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Extra-Terrestrial Architecture – NXT BLD London, June 2019

 

The AEC industry often looks at the automotive and aerospace industries on how to develop its own design technology and methodologies. As an industry, we often feel like the poor, not so technologically developed cousin of the more developed and engineer heavy industries. Xavier De Kestelier from HASSELL opposes this idea, and will show how a design focussed approach can unlock new potential in a field that is traditionally engineer driven. The HASSELL design proposal for the 3D Printed Habitat for NASA’s Centennial Challenge is a perfect example of this. HASSELL sought perspectives from outside the traditional aerospace industry to explore how a human habitat could be designed and delivered on Mars using autonomous 3D printing technologies. HASSELL partnered with Eckersley O’Callaghan to design the external shell, which could be constructed entirely by autonomous robots using Mars’ natural regolith..


View the other NXT BLD 2019 presentations

Nassim Saoud, Trimble Consulting
Applications of Mixed Reality in design and construction

Moritz Luck, Enscape
From real-time to realism.

Sandeep Gupte, NVIDIA
Re-imagine cities of the future with next gen visualisation.

Florian Frank, Herzog & De Meuron
User Defined Software.

Richard Harpham, Katerra
Silicon and Sawdust – Deconstructing Construction.

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Tal Friedman, Foldstruct
Between the folds – Towards a material revolution.

Melike Altınışık, Melike Altınışık Architects
Dialogue between architecture and robotic construction.

Alexander Le Bell, Tridify
The impact of automated web VR workflows and streamlined collaboration.

Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY
Exploring forms through Computational Design to Digital Fabrication.

Simeon Balabanov, Chaos Group
Getting it real: AEC workflows real-time, real fast and ray traced.

Michael Perry, Boston Dynamics
What if human-like mobility could be added to automation on construction sites?

Mariana Popescu, Block Research Group
Bringing together advances in digital fabrication, computation, and structural design.

Martyn Day, AEC Magazine & NXT BLD
Introducing NXT BLD and AEC Magazine.

Xavier De Kestelier, HASSELL
Extra-Terrestrial Architecture.

Cobus Bothma, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
Accelerating design decisions with rapid visualisation.

Hilmar Gunnarsson & Johan Hanegraaf, Arkio
Bringing architectural design into VR.

Federico Rossi, DARLAB (Digital Architecture & Robotic Lab)
Advanced Robots for Advanced Architecture.

Ken Pimentel , Epic Games
How Fortnite is changing AEC.

Carlos Cristerna , Neoscape
Harnessing the power of real-time ray tracing.

Mike Leach , Lenovo
Navigating challenges surrounding AR and VR hardware.

Mikolaj Bazaczek , VR+ARCH: workflows in past, present and future
VR+ARCH: workflows in past, present and future.

 


 

NXT BLD is organised by AEC Magazine and brings next generation architecture, engineering and construction technologies to life in an exclusive conference and exhibition. These emerging technologies facilitate new ways of designing, enhancing the use of 3D models, applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and offering new possibilities in digital fabrication and construction.

NXT BLD 2020 will take place at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London on 9 June, in association with Lenovo.

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