Cube Cities Blog

The Cube Cities Blog

24 January 2016

New York City Residential Listings in 3D

Available units highlighted in red at One57, click to enlarge
Here's a look at an application we've recently developed that can visualize residential listings for New York City. This application allows us to fetch all listings in one or more buildings and use high quality phototextured models of the subject properties. An example is shown above with the supertall skyscraper One57 in Midtown Manhattan. 

Combining residential listing data feeds with 3D interfaces like those developed by Cube Cities is a powerful way to analyze market data. It becomes possible to see exactly where space is located in a building and so the views and floorplans are more easily understood. Users can even see the real-world views automatically with this type of 3D application.

Our residential application can be used to showcase sale or rental listings and can easily receive data from standard industry data feeds or internal private data using Excel files.

13 January 2016

Cube Cities @ Carleton University

We were honoured to present our work at Cube Cities at the Tools & Technologies for Campus and Building Cluster Sustainability Management Workshop at Carleton University this week. Professor Liam O'Brien organized an outstanding and very well attended event showcasing the latest in data visualization techniques for building energy and design management. The NSERC-sponsored event hosted approximately 50 researchers and industry representatives to discuss the current state of the art and future industry and researcher needs. Cube Cities was included on a panel discussing building performance data and design visualization with groups from Autodesk, Carleton University, UBC and the University of Calgary.

Additionally, it was exciting to learn about a new project at Carleton that is using Cesium to visualize energy and water usage data in buildings on campus. Learn more about that project at the Human-Building Interaction Lab here.

Cesium-leveraged example imagery of a building analytics app from Shawn Shi (and team) at Carleton's HBI Lab
Events like these remind us of the versatility of the Cube Cities technology to energy management and BIM techniques that have become core to best practices in real estate development and portfolio management.