Reality check

The mantra for the long run is always “one step back before the big jump.” One always chooses the installation of all advanced amenities like a bee to honey since it is so enticing and appealing. Blindly, the initial decision is always the one that gets them as close to comfort and “Smart Work” as possible. To witness this instant response, a platform for the evaluation process must be established. Artificial intelligence may have a greater impact on life than what academia and education can offer. Since then, this attitude of dependence has grown and begun to deteriorate. There is always a surplus for the following generations. But was it beneficial?

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People’s lives all over the world are directly impacted by the field of architecture. Depending on its mood, architecture has influenced and guided eras. Because of its strength and promise, it carries a great deal of responsibility. The ability to visualize is a quality that architects have, and they use it sensitively to reshape society. The trends, fashions, social mores, and awareness-raising factors have all altered significantly during the past few years. The developers not only adhere to this but occasionally face difficulties. The game is sparked by playing within the lines while breaking the rules to the detriment of the opposition.

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Intrusion in Architecture 

Technology has been invading the fields of architecture and design during the past few decades. The strongest connection between architect and paper has shifted to PDFs sent via email. The endless storage and growth of the virtual world have captured architectural systems. In its early phases, AutoCAD ate the market raw. The software industry expanded as quickly as light. A new piece of intelligent software was being released into the market every day, and they were all equally difficult. Beginning to take root was the fusion of architecture and information technology.

With the help of cutting-edge technology, designers are better able to please their customers and meet all of their wants. The quality of the representation and services increased. It has been made easier for laymen to understand the visualization process, which was previously only accessible to designers. Renders and walk-through movies gave the non-existent structures a lively look. With the help of this technology, it was possible to live a normal life without having to lay a single brick in the ground first. Based on a thorough grasp of all potential outcomes obtained through virtual reality, design decisions were taken. Due consideration was given to the client’s opinions and equal control over the project as a result.

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Digital dominance

Although the construction method got updated, the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional conversion process. In the updated edition, the project was frequently constructed and altered in the virtual world before the actual construction phase. The construction phase goes smoothly and without interruption as a result of all the improvements and modifications done in the preceding section. Construction depends on safety and stability calculations because the risk posed by load has already been considered. The process of experimenting and the use of virtual reality added interest to the process of building a structure from the ground up.

Smarter the customer, the smaller the sales. The architect is reduced to the role of a plan drafter if he or she loses control of the design. A threat to tomorrow’s planet has been created by the entry of machines into the designing process. It is difficult to load software on a computer with a creative sense and niche of sensitivity. Architecture is not as simple as mathematics; you can’t just use guided formulas and the supplied values to get your solution. The specified needs are not only taken into account but also researched and tested. Any design that includes a human touch in its delivery will bring people together.

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Modern, highly developed computers produce a range of solutions based on the client’s specifications. But will this ever compare to the dialogue and ideas shared by people throughout the process? Technology increases design boundaries but does not eliminate them. An infinite, creative world is created when science and art are combined. The machine’s original human inventor’s brain will always provide superior designs than that software-driven approach. Architecture, created by people for people, shapes society. Lack of communication will not advance civilization; rather, it will discourage people from engaging in cooperative learning activities.

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Usefulness within limits 

The person who does not play the role of the hero is not always the enemy. Technology must be employed as a tool to create models and aid in the public’s understanding of the design. Designing must not be done by artificial intelligence using pre-programmed algorithms. As a designer, you must learn to distinguish when to collaborate and when to dominate because there is a small line between the two. In the subject of architecture, technology will always be an important consideration, but it won’t end up being the only component in play. 

Citations-

  1. Digitalization of architecture for the future, 2014. Available on – https://www.easyrender.com/a/digitalization-of-architecture-for-the-future
  2. The digital in Architecture, 2014. Available on – https://space10.com/project/digital-in-architecture/
  3. Talk on the digitalization of architecture, 2019. Available on – https://www.dezeen.com/2019/04/25/knauf-digitalisation-architecture-talk-livestream/
Author

Bhakti is in her last year of B.Arch. Having a keen interest in scopes of print media; She is exploring the communicative branches of architecture through various mediums. She enjoys experimenting with intangible interpretations of the relationship between space and people, moving beyond the tangible features of Architecture.

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