domingo, 20 de abril de 2014

Yes!

http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/15/how-a-chinese-company-built-10-homes-in-24-hours/

The automation of architecture is on the heels of being reality. It would seem I should be against this as architecture is supposed to be romantic and human. I had a long talk with a dean of architecture a couple years ago about the future of architecture and they were dismayed by the machinistic future of home building. I see it as a great invention. The easier it is and cheaper it is to make the basic form and space of the house, the further we can push the smaller details and concern ourselves more with the environmetnal and siting of the building to perfectly fit into the landscape. It will enable us to build communities as a whole much more efficiently. And personally I would like to think it turns the consciousness of the house archetype from 'mine' and 'unique', to a more utilitarian and communal necessity.