December 3, 2006

Architecture and the Coming Revolution

Between the Landscapes of Power reading by Sharon Zukin and the Coming Revolution reading by Neil Gershenfeld, one of the two eliminates the other over time. In the reading by Sharon it talks about traffic jams from urban shopping areas and just one company stores in a large area. The second reading by Gershenfeld talks about a revolution with computers. Meaning that more ideas are being purchased on computers from a person’s home, this eliminates the traffic and cluster of people in one area. This relates to architecture in a way of slowing down business. If everything can be bought on a computers over time, that takes away the need for a number of buildings that would be built in the urban areas.

Traffic Jams:

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