When office design creates places that look and feel like homes, people feel better and business make more money, say experts quoting hard research data. But only the most enlightened companies invest in such concepts, even if a good design costs the same as a bad one.
According to Neri Oxman, scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, materials are the new software: they will be programmable, responsive and printable thanks to 3D technologies. So we will have houses with soft floors, warm walls, transparent roofs. And self-costructing buildings able to grow in hostile environments. Possible?
Architecture becomes the protagonist of the theatre set design, overcoming, by force and narrative impact, the traditional decorative approach. Thanks to technology and to a more evolved way of designing spaces.