You are on page 1of 15
tr Gyro PN Turenscape _ The Symbiotic Field | ._, natural / artificial mergings 1 in design cases . eed vy Roneria Fesie! __ new-territories Perry Kulper Ecosistema Urbano Besnik Aliaj Alessandro Scandurra Antonino Di Raimo JoséLuis Vallejo Mason White Lateral Office Camille Lacadée ea mm ed Mod eR enid the ini men ee ToT New Methods New andscapes José Luis ait (Ecosistema Urbano) ‘The way we do things in architecture, the way we approach and develop projects, evolves rather slowly. Sometimes over centuries, or even longer as we go back in history. This makes sense as building itself has always been a slow, lengthy process in comparison to other design related activities. But during the last few decades there has been a cultural and technical acceleration that has brought faster change to our methods, our tools and ‘our resources, which can now be branded as ‘new’ even over relatively short periods. Although being perceived as —and actually being- innovations, these changes drag behind a ‘long tail’, a heritage of long-standing impulses that were only made truly visible some decades ago, and are now being developed with new technical possibilities within an emerging culture of human-centered values. Where does this change come from? Social changes are connected to cultural ones, and a huge part of culture relies on technology. So it's natural to think that recent technological changes like the Internet or the digital development may have given impulse to a change in society, but also the opposite: the growing shift to social values may have driven the development of new means and environments where people can fulfill their need for connection and be empowered to interact with the world. Regardless of the origins, the evidence shows that aspects from the digital culture like mind-speed access to information, ubiquitous connection, full time availability, ease of photos by Emilio P. Doiztua: p. 113, 117 bottom, 123, 124, 125 all, 126, 127, 130 all, 131 all, 132-3; drawings by Ecosistema Urbano: p. 120-1