Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Technology Plays a Bit Part

In Adoption, rather than Architecture, is the high order bit for Architects, Gabriel Morgan reminds us that being a change agent is probably one of the most important responsibilities of an Architect.

I'll go one step farther.

Technology is quite possibly the low order bit.

While technology typically forms the foundation for our entrance into architecture, part of our value stems from our ability to put it into proper perspective. Perhaps great architecture is merely evidence of passing through Dante's Inferno and living to tell the tale?

Even the requisite sound architecture Gabriel mentions is more an expression of form, structure, and flow than of technology. Well, in least in theory - there's still that ugly part about riding elephants to deal with...

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