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Architecture as interface : architecture in the digital world Keebler, Nathan


Today’s world exists in constant flux, as the increasing reliance on digital interfaces like smartphones and AI has shifted our experience into fractions of what it once was. Yet, current architectural practice has primarily only utilized digital tools to speed up old processes for greater productivity and profit. A tension has been created by the discipline between its slow traditional architectural model and its inability to keep up with the hyperfast digital age we are situated in. Architecture as interface speculates the synthesis between the physical realm of architecture and the variable possibility of digital space to develop a new architecture. This requires an evolution in the operation of the architect to think more like a spatial programmer. Through the utilization of digital robotics and 3D printing, this speculation seeks to respond to the user and their behaviours and needs as their lives change and requires a spatial framework that can better respond to them over time and at multiple scales

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