Building (in) the Future

Building (in) the Future

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There is no denying the transformational role of the computer in the evolution of contemporary architectural practice. But does this techno-determinist account tell the whole story? Are humans becoming irrelevant to the overall development of the built environment? Bulding (in) the Future confronts these important questions by examining the fundamental human relationships that characterize contemporary design and construction. Thirty-four contributors including designers, engineers, fabricators, contractors, construction managers, planners, and scholars examine how contemporary practices of production are reshaping the design/construction processSecond Life and Sims show computer program as virtual space design its occupants. Seven concepts ... The dozens of do-it-yourself home design applications sold at electronics stores fail because they force laypeople to think like a designer.

Title:Building (in) the Future
Author:Phillip Bernstein, Peggy Dreamer
Publisher:Chronicle Books - 2012-04-17


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