The havoc that computer-aided design has wreaked on architecture
Architects must learn to treat CAD as a slave rather than a master. There is, of course, not a shadow of a doubt that computer-aided design is here to stay. But it can and must be put to better use.
There's no shortage of useful technologies that have done harm, intentionally or not. Most cars, and industrial and power plants pollute the air. The Internet spreads knowledge but can also spread crime. Computer-aided design (CAD ), which has revolutionized the field of architecture over the last 30 years, is another such case. Not since the Egyptian Imhotep, the first architect recorded in history, has there...
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