Understanding transformations in architecture from post-industrial condition to the second digital turn

Alankaya, Ece Alara
The influence between architecture and industry manifested itself in a series of new technical developments, styles, and trends in architectural practice in the 19th and 20th centuries. With the inclusion of the advanced machine of industry, 'computer' into this sphere of influence, the sequential mode of transformations furcated and dispersed into a reticulated structure and began to penetrate the fundamentals of architecture. Today, while the non-human intervention/involvement of advanced computation, robotics, big data, and artificial intelligence in daily life changes the social, cultural, and economic conditions, on the other, the transformations in architecture go beyond mere visual expression and technical advancements and affect thought, design, and fabrication process and organization of practice. Therefore, this thesis aims to understand the transformations in architecture from post-industrial condition to the Second Digital Turn by examining the emerging concepts and practices since the 1990s and the transformative relationship between industry and architecture from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.


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Citation Formats
E. A. Alankaya, “Understanding transformations in architecture from post-industrial condition to the second digital turn,” M.Arch. - Master of Architecture, Middle East Technical University, 2022.