Nicholas Negroponte - The Architecture Machine (1970)

The Architecture Machine: Toward a More Human Environment
Nicholas Negroponte
The MIT Press
ISBN electronic: 9780262368063
Publication date: 1973

The use of computers to aid the architectural designer and urban planner is already beyond the experimental stage and part of the workaday routine of many professionals. There are, for example, machines that transform two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional perspective displays and others that check myriad aspects of a design against specifications and tolerance requirements. The Architecture Machinelooks several machine generations ahead of these to a future in which genuine man-machine dialogue is achieved, when man and machine will act together on something closer to equal terms toward a common goal, each contributing his-its own characteristic faculty.

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