Saturday, May 26, 2012

How Buildings Flow With Time

@JeremiahStone gave me the Book "How Buildings Learn" and told me about Stewart Brand. Mr. Brand's philosophy is that architects should think about how buildings flow with time rather than think of them as artifacts of today.

Bad building architects focus on the look of the building rather than focus on the function or the use of a building. I noticed that software product designers make the same mistakes as the designers of bad buildings. Most software product designers focus on the look of the software rather than the use of the software. They also design and produce the software as it was envisioned two years back, while the software will be used in the next ten years or so. Good buildings are timeless. I wonder if software can be timeless. Well. One can dream.
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
This book was turned into a 6 part BBC series. The first one is about "Flow".

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