- # Technology
- # Social
- # Infrastructure
Today, when machines analyze millisecond-scale data for global financial markets, sharing economy platforms take over the whole cities, new media reshape political landscapes and people’s everyday lives, we are capable of working with systems of unthinkable before complexity. How does architecture react? How do we exploit the development of digital infrastructures to accumulate and proliferate the collective knowledge in the field?
What if there were enough responses to all known contexts among the diversity of existing forms? Wouldn’t it be reasonable then, instead of repeating a similar process over and over again, to create a digital library of existing forms, and a mechanism to search for a form that fits a particular context? Even if we discover that there is no form, that would perfectly fit a distinct context, starting the design process from replicating the one that fits a similar context seems to be more efficient than starting from scratch.