Posted by Peter on October 10, 2002 at 11:29:36:
In Reply to: Re: future of profession posted by Per Corell on October 10, 2002 at 01:34:22:
I dislike AutoCAD. I don't use it. Some people do fine with it. The big time architects don't use it either--beyond straight lines. So let's forget that.
Mostly we work with building systems and our own imagination, not computers. Maybe there are some Borg architects out there who have fused with the machine, but normally you get LEGO cause that's what Mr. LEGO wants to build! You get stick framing because that's what is buildable within the budget.
You can make up stuff on the computer for the future, but if there are no materials, technology, and craftspersons for the building system--that cafe is not going to be open by Christmas.
Show the building system, test it, find the builder who can produce it in budget, maybe you'll have something.
You point out the harm that MIGHT come from a mindless use of overly wrought programming. Very good. That's always turned me off too.
Dream what you will and draw it in PowerCADD or the myriad 3D programs or by hand. In the end you have to be able to build it. That's all I'm saying. It is not the tool, it's the system.
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