Thursday, June 21, 2007

post modernism in the cathedral of modernism.

- Via Perfect City

On the 9th of June, the university of Anhalt organized a conference called digitalcities. Jürgen Mayer (J. Mayer H Architects, Berlin), Alain Chiaradia (Space Syntax, London), Neri Oxman (MIT Computation Group, Boston), Kas Oosterhuis (ONL Architects, Rotterdam) and some more interesting speakers presented their work on how new digital tools are being used to analyze and design architecture and cities.
Most of the speeches were focused on sophisitcated forms which were created with software tools like generative components by bentley, of which few are even being realised like Metropol Parasol in Sevilla (Spain) by J. Mayer architects. It was obvious that with software tools and scripting possibilities of how to design our future cities are grown which we were never able to think about. According to my opinion the aspect of digital generative urban planing, mentioned in the speech of Yusuke Obuchi (DRL Architectural Association, London) who introduced some work of his students, was nowhere near enough.

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