“I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians, and I’m not kidding.”
– Hal Varian, chief economist at Google
Its interesting to think of that image above as a reference for all the things that will be connected. Look again. Do you see a building? I see things that are in buildings but not a building form itself. Why is that? Did someone forget that buildings consume around 40% of the world’s energy? That alone could have dramatic impact in and of itself. https://www.iea.org/aboutus/faqs/energyefficiency/ While we haven’t had a post for a few weeks, don’t think we haven’t been busy.
This leads to the idea of IoT for Architecture. After all – what do you think Data Streams is? What our industry needs is to close the design loop with real data. Or better yet, real-time data. Right now, our team hasn’t been able to find a lot of data sources for the documentation on individual buildings from any sector. We’ve seen an interesting TED Talk on data for cities though. Architect magazine noticed that tread too. In the January 2015 issue of Architect Magazine, page 104, Roger Chang, the director of engineering for Westlake Reed Leskowsy, says, “Benchmark data in the US is non-existent.”
Can we create technology that will change as we do? What are we doing to collect that data for the purposes of analysis?
If you can make sense of what we’re working on, kudos to you! Change is messy!