This Exhibit Explores the Future of Architecture and Technology

By: Mishal Omar - May 16, 2016
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The SCI-Arc 'Close-up' exhibition explores the medium of digital technology and its application on architectural designs to represent the future of architecture.

The exhibit features designs made from digital technology by top architects and seeks to explore both large-scale applications and "traditions of tectonic expression" -- which refers to the construction of art as opposed to material construction itself. The futuristic component of this exhibit and the separate sculptures themselves meld to form a cohesive argument about the future of architecture, architectural practices and their intersection with digital technologies.

One of the most interesting pieces is by Elena Manferdini, featuring a sculpture that resembles a building that is not yet complete. The vivid graphic patterns on the design is likely created via a digital art medium. It is a hopeful representation of the creative possibilities in the application of digital technologies to architectural designs.