“Architecture and the Machine Driven Culture”.

Since the 1920s, our global culture became more and more a Machine Driven Culture that values
experimentation and invention. Architects promoted for machine challenging designs and saw the beauty in
the machines in both appearance and function.
Some Architects valued Machines for their “purity” and “function” such as the Architects of Modernism
movement. Some were inspired from machine mechanism, how a Functioning “whole” can be created from
the assembly of smaller “parts”. Other architects took the concept to another dimension and implemented
deferent movable structures within design to allow Buildings to adapt to deferent needs without
compromising overall structure integrity “Kinetic Architecture”.
Research Question:
You are required to discuss the Theme “Architecture & Machine Driven Culture” and investigate the
different movements and points of views.
Research Outline:

  1. The research should be based on your extensive reading, which would help you develop an
    understanding to Architecture and machine Design.
  2. Support your discussion with expressive examples
  3. There are great useful sources of available architectural materials in both the university library and on
    the web.
  4. Your research should be around 1000 words.
  5. Students are also required to prepare a visual presentation for about 10 minutes maximum.