Construction Industry 4.0: Built on current digital and internet technology, a platform which integrates consumers and architecture service providers within the industry, allowing various resources and roles work cooperatively and effectively.
Industry 4.0: The current understanding of industry 4.0 is limited to the digitalization of the production process. By combining latest technology with user experience and market management, an adaptive and effective smart factory is made possible. Onthe business side, by integrating customers and partners, complete and well-operated customer service can be provided. The “Internet of Things” combines physical objects with sensory technology, forming an interactive network between objects. When operated within certain business model, these massive data thus can be calculated and evaluated to increase productivity and effectively.
Integration ofindustry: The architecture and construction industry is operated under a very complicated and diverse socio-economic condition. From the definition of ordinary lifestyle to the current collective social and symbolic projection and interpretation to building and houses, these are all essential influences that affect the modern architecture industry to be developed towards a more monotonous and traditional path. What is missing is an industrial agency which breaks down the closed structural hierarchy and providesan integrated open platform which links to users, designers, material manufacturers, dealers, real estate developers and governmental decision makers. Finding a way to integrates all the professionals and resources to work cooperatively on one platform, will be the primary question current industry must face.
Open Platform: With the technological support and respect of professions within the R.L.G.S. system, a platform can be established, allowing diverse professions and resources to work cooperatively and smoothly. Creativity from designers can beutilized effectively in response to the needs of users, precise and flexible building structures can allow material manufacturers to attach to with little waste, and flexible market models can provide dealers to adapt and profit from. This open platform aims to decrease the massive indirect cost which exist in most of the current building industry and can at the same time provide much more diverse, customized but mass-produced products and services.
"Acts without Effort ~ The Societal Architecture of Hsieh Ying Chun", sharing of value and Concept (Section 8)
Objected Oriented Design: Objected Oriented Design, or OOD, is a programming design process under the concept of ‘object’. ‘Object’ as the basic unit in programing carries data and procedures. The ‘object interface’ defines the interactive boundaries and rules between different objects. The characteristic of ‘object’ is that the procedures it carries can associate and modify related data within the groups of many other objects. In OOD, the programming is formed by multiple ‘objects’ and their interactions with one another.
OOD in Architecture Design: For computer to design like a human brain, limited information is fed for it to identify ‘object’ with algorithmic calculation. In the context of architecture design, some of the most recognizable elementsthat are repetitive, regular and primary can be organized as ‘objects’. A subject can be reconstructed with the manipulation and association of these ‘objects’. For example, the traditional Chinese post and lintel construction in West Sichuan is an example of a very effective object. Within its structural properties and construction method, it can adapt to various spatial requirements and site environment. An effective ‘object’ in architecture design has to fulfill different requirements such as material, structural, spatial characteristics, user experience and adequate building details.
Condition/Variables/Interface: ‘Object’ as adesign tool for architecture designers can be simplified into three properties: condition, variables and interface. ‘Condition’ defines the boundary of an object, while ‘variables’ within is made adjustable and ‘interface’ allows objects to work with other objects. By transforming the OOD concept into the architecture design process, a precise communicative language can be formed andutilized cooperatively between professions thus experience can be accumulated effectively. The parametric condition within the process of architecture designis rather complicated and with extensive hierarchal implications. The attempt to implement OOD design in architecture will be a massive and challenging process that requires gradual and sophisticated optimization to achieve.
Efficient Vehicle: The reason OOD can be effectively implement into architecture design process is because the R.L.G.S. system is a precise and simplified vehicle. For a simple line in the system, it not only associates with certain structural properties, production mechanism and the complicated architectural design decisions, but also forms a physical relationship between abstract and reality, allowing design to be operated under different scales and phases of design, parallel and precisely.