If the 20th century had been characterized by the art of technology, the 21st century began with the technology of art. Technology is inextricably linked to the contemporary condition – that of media and mediation. This new state is shifting the formal attributes of architecture, even the nature of the discipline. The traditional limit of architecture has not only been transgressed, but also “trans-placed”. Our understanding of space will be changed; a new matrix, a new formal syntax, will be adopted to describe it. In a fabricated landscape where form follows simulation, the modeling machine becomes an instrument of intro-jection and reflection, concurrently placing itself inside and outside in a world of speed and endless variations. This land(e)scape is at once neurotic and solitary, here and there, recto and verso.
Text and images:GEORGE KATODRYTIS