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. ... adults in particular are becoming skilled at creating complex, 3-D virtual worlds in com- puter games and online social networking communities such as Habbo, Second Life, and the Sims, and these experiences inevi- tably affect how they will approach the design process when they reach the age of home ownership.

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


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