The Collective Effect of Architectural Technology
Architectural technology should enhance and even proactively promote the functions within an architectural space. All too often; however, systems detract from a space’s function, sometimes rendering the space temporarily or even permanently useless. For example, improperly synchronized lighting, HVAC and/or acoustical systems can make for “painful” architectural experiences –- particularly for patients in hospital buildings. To solve such problems, architects should gain deeper insight regarding human perception to better integrate and synchronize architectural technology for human experience.
As architectural technology becomes evermore pervasive, its collective effect upon humans will be evermore complex. For this reason, architectural design should lead technological advancement in a mission to redefine human-centered design.