Architecture for a new efficiency. Architecture without occupancy

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Title: Architecture for a new efficiency. Architecture without occupancy
Authors: Butragueño Díaz-Guerra, Belén | Raposo Grau, Javier Francisco | Salgado de la Rosa, María Asunción
Keywords: Technology | Automation | Efficiency | Logistics | Architecture
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: Universidad de Alicante. Escuela Politécnica Superior
Citation: Butragueño Díaz-Guerra, Belén; Raposo Grau, Javier Francisco; Salgado de la Rosa, Mª Asunción. “Architecture for a new efficiency. Architecture without occupancy”. En: Sánchez Merina, Javier (Ed.). EURAU18 Alicante: Retroactive Research: Congress Proceedings. Alicante: Escuela Politécnica Superior Alicante University, 2018. ISBN 978-84-1302-003-7, pp. 567-580
Abstract: The 21st century society is proven to be addict to instant gratification and permanent comfort. In the search of this new efficiency, we became technology-dependent in almost every field of our lives. Urban planning and architecture are not alien to this phenomenon. In USA’s central belt, technology applied to logistics is dramatically changing architecture and, by extension architecture is affecting urban planning. New vast ghost cities are emerging in which architecture is inhabited solely by robots. A technology created by humans has expelled humans from architecture. Simultaneously, cities are being deprived of productive and distributive functions, generating empty spaces that need to be fulfilled. This is a two-speed phenomenon: productive technologies inexorably speed up in the digital world, whereas transportation systems are yet analogic-dependent. Architects need to confront both the urban and architectural challenges emerged from this new reality and give a physical response to the irrelevance of human scale.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/80275
ISBN: 978-84-1302-003-7
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14198/EURAU18alicante
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