This edition looks at the evolution of the architecture profession and its services standing at the brink of being automated by technology. While it’s true the architects are growing in number globally across all the countries; the catching pace of technology is mind-numbing.
While we continue to question and create a better-built environment through our manual or computer-aided tools, the process we follow/implement is being mapped in ways unprecedented.
If we consider how quickly the interfaces are adapting to serve people, a vast chunk of starter to moderately customized projects across the world can be built through such tools in minutes.
Building on the above premise, write an essay looking at realistic answers that society and architects should look at while re-aligning themselves to an industry that has vastly changed from yesteryears.
The piece should investigate answers to the following questions; based on real-life experiences or interviews or reasoning built through research:
● Will architectural design stay relevant in the future? Will architectural design by architects stay relevant in the future?
● What factors accelerate these changes or shifts?
● Do you think architects need to adapt? If yes then how OR If no then why?
● How can architects continue to be useful to a larger section of society?
● How can the economics of the architecture industry improve in the long run?
● If tools begin to automate design, do you think architects will be excluded from such futures?
● What steps the practice can take today to plant seeds that can be helpful to exist next to machines?