Architecture of Electronic Revolution


VURAL S., OKTAN S.

3rd Annual International Conference on Architecture, Atina, Greece, 10 - 13 June 2013

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Atina
  • Country: Greece

Abstract

Scientific  and  technological  developments  in  the  20th  century  have 
become  inseperable  parts  of  every  field  and  moment  in  life.  These 
developments  have  a  strong  influence  on  the  last  century’s  and  today’s 
architecture. 
The  alteration  that  emerged  after  the  19th  century  Industrial  Revolution 
hadn’t understood sufficiently yet, in 1960’s the second Industrial Revolution 
was  made  happened  by  the  rapidly  growing  technology.  This  revolution  is 
based  on  silicon  chips.  Due  to  chips  and  microchips  computers  become 
widespread and portable.
Computer technology has influenced architecture considerably. In 1980’s 
personal  computers  became  widespread  and  computer  usage  became  very 
important in architecture. So computer-aided design and drawing programmes 
were developed by the big software companies.
The  Electronic  Revolution  and  computers  are  not  only  a  technological 
changing,  but  also  shows  an  alteration  of  our  tecnological  senses.  This 
changing  is  as  important  as  the  ones  that  happened  in  the  beginning  of 
Renaissance  and  just  before  the  first  Industrial  Revolution.  These  alterations 
have both changed the architectural design methods and men’s view of design 
and production and even the understanding of the world.
It  is  apparent  that  the  computer  changes  the  structure  of  knowledge 
radically.  So  the  architectural  thought  has  changed  by  the  terms  like  speed, 
machine,  mobility,  …etc.  In  this  research,  the  alteration  in  architecture  has 
made by Electronic Revolution since 1960’s is analysed.