Over the last few months there have been a few interesting stories in the media about self-constructing buildings and structures such as Flight Assembled Architecture, Endless and Pike Loop. Corbusier spoke of the industrialisation and mass-production at the start of last century. As CAD and BIM are taking over at the start of this century, maybe were moving towards fully automated mass-production. This got my bored, lecture trapped mind thinking soon instead of printing we will be pressing ‘Build’.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Archiendo has always had a "soft spot" for our icon spawning friends at Zaha-Parametric Banana- Hadid architects. However having just read an article recently published in the Architectural Review by one of her leading Parametric Monkeys (Patrick Schumacher) I felt myself nodding my head in agreement to almost every pleonastic word that he put down on the page.
"Architecture can be as much a catalyst for progress as innovations in science...However, I doubt if the invention of other worlds as arenas for innovative design is the way to achieve this"