As human civilization advances, each era has been marked by its own history, culture, technology & science achievements, tools & method of labor, and architecture. We are now entering the age of digitalization and I believe that architecture is changing according to the rapid change of the society, and the change of tools & method of labor. I believe that the evolution of our discipline would be CUSTOMIZATION, DIGITALIZATION & SOCIALIZATION. That would radically change both the process of how we do the work as well as the design artifact. New architecture forms & styles might be born and also the program of use would also change.
Physical model – Age of Customization
Stone age Tools – Life – Architecture
Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England – 3000 BC
Bronze & Iron ages Tools and Architecture
Source: Life in an Iron Age Village – www.bbc.co.uk
Classical, Medieval & Renaissance ages – Tools and Architecture
Laon Cathedral in Laon, France – 12th century Gothic architecture
Industrial age – Tools and Architecture
20th century – Skyscraper’s facade
Information ages to Post-modernism in Architecture
The Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic – 1996
Design by Frank Gehry
How we do the job now?
Endesa Pavillion, Barcelona, Spain, – Designed by Marge-Lab, 2011