this is the topic NRJA will explore in the The 17th International Venice Architecture Exhibition.
The exposition will look at the interplay and relationships between individuals, society and technology in the context of architecture. The accompanying research "Technology: Fundamental of Architecture or Parasite?" will look at architecture in an era when buildings are not only a result of the needs of society, local culture and creative expression of architects, but respond to much larger, post-human forces of technological progress and ideals of energy efficiency.
Technologies develop quickly, but they age as quickly as well. Is there anything we can learn from "dumb" houses as opposed to "smart" ones?