Antoine Picon Architecture Matter And Language In The Digital Age

Antoine Picon argues that digital technology is giving rise to a new materiality in architecture. Scale and tectonic legibility are no longer givens, while ornament and symbolism are re-emerging as important issues. He stresses that materiality is not about the properties of things but our relationships with them. Picon proposes that architectural form might be a side effect of the production of situations, arguing that the digital revolution helps architecture’s focus shift from permanence and presence, to events and action.

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