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Hardspace, softspace and the possibilities of open source architecture

Traditionally, architecture has been thought of as hardware: the static walls, roofs and floors that enclose us.
An alternative approach is to think of architecture as software: the dynamic and ephemeral sounds, smells,
temperatures even radio waves that surround us. One might also consider the social infrastructures that
underpin our designed spaces. Pushing this analogy even further, we can think of architecture as a whole as
an “operating system”, within which people create their own programmes for spatial interaction.

Usman Haque


hardsp-softsp-open-so-arch.PDF (application/pdf Object).