Informed Architecture

  • Marco HemmerlingEmail author


Regardless of their content, new technologies cause changes in perception and thinking. They create new realities or, as the Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan puts it: “We shape our tools and then our tools shape us”. For McLuhan, the development of media technologies thereby acts as a driving force for social change. Digital content influences the spaces in which we live, the objects that surround us, the images we see, and the sounds we hear. In this way, they further our insight and perception of our reality. This development has resulted not only in a radical transformation of our environment, but has also created a space in which architects can design and build. The Digital is becoming a catalyst for a new architectural vision.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cologne University of Applied SciencesCologneGermany

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