- Title Pages
- Before the Beginning
- A Feel For Place
- Sites of Design
- Dripping With History
- Site Stories
- Between Reality and Possibility
- Between Intuition and Exploration
- Acts of Design
- Design Tools
- Digital Romantics
- Between Architect and Client
- Listen: Channeling or Imposing Ideas?
- Between One and One Another
- Friends, Colleagues, Competitors
- Magic Moments
- Listen: Creative Time
- Reflection: Creativity and its Limits
- Interlude: Two Kinds of Uncertainty
- Listen: Angst in Architecture
- (p.119) Digital Romantics
- Cornell University Press
In the office, computers are central to a range of tasks. The architects’ days are mostly spent at screens: checking and responding to e-mail, finding “precedent” images that provide the inspiration for design, researching building materials and new technologies, and most centrally of all using one of a range of computer-aided design packages. Watching them at work, I observe screens flicking perpetually between these programs and tasks. Observing their movements, I find it clear that these architects are thoroughly digital humans, their capacities of thought and action indissoluble from digital technologies that saturate this working environment....
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