Cliche. Or is it? During yesterday's studio on our aviary project, this cliche subject that architecture/design is dead came up to me when student X was presenting.
In student "X's" idea, X wanted to create a virtual aviary instead of a physical structure. Is X taking the easy way out on design? What is there to admire or look at when you're just relying on LCD screens and networking to transmit information on birds? Is architecture or will architecture become obsolete in the future because of technology?
I don't know the answer to that, maybe yes, maybe no. What X is suggesting has already happened to the graphic design industry. The evolution of the internet changed the concept of traditional print. Digital motion/animation is taking over.
Will architecture take its last breath of air in the next millennium and bow down to technology?