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How do we respond to obselete building (in terms of functions and the building itself) when IT takes over building functions ?
I'm doing my thesis on the impact of IT Age to
architecture, IT already took over several
functions of building such as
banks,libraries,offices there's no need to go to
offices,libraries..so the buildings are "left-
overs".Then, what will happen to the left-over
buildings ? some kind of transformation will
occur in terms of function and form as it have to
conform to the needs of the future culture or so
called "experimental community" where radicalism
and dematerialization are the new form of
developments. the main focus is on the new form
of building especially high-rise i:e office...so
do give your comments on what do you think will
happen to the "left-overs"
Muhammad Fauzan Maidin
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Response to How do we respond to OBSOLETE building (in terms of functions and the building itself) when IT takes over building functions ?
Muhammad,

William J. Mitchell, Dean, MIT School of Architecture and Planning, has written two books which explore some of the themes outlined in your question. The books, "City of Bits" and "E-topia" have been pubished by the MIT Press and may still be available for free over the MIT Press website. You can also go to the website for the Center for the Study of the Built Environment (found in the Digital Library of ArchNet under Reference then Resources. The CSBE has placed a complete version of Mitchell's lecture in Amman including images on their site. Mitchell's lecture covered ideas from both "E-topia" aand "City of Bits". Good luck on your thesis.
Shiraz Allibhai
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