All throughout history people have attempted to redefine the basic meaning of life. How do you design for the future? What is the future of housing? When looking back on history, pre-fabrication became a popular process of mass production of similar units that could be easily assembled. This process was invented during the industrial revolution when it became crucial for guns to have inter-changeable parts. Now, in an era of mass customization what does being pre-fabricated really mean?
In the past, machine like processing has always had a direct correlation to human musculature, and making things easier and quicker to build. Could a machine be based on conscience instead of muscle… like a computer science program?
Changing the role of the architect is a possibility as well; instead of an architect designing a specific building, the architect develops the interface for people to interact with. This design machine creates a constraint and a new born freedom. The design machine becomes the interface system with which home owners can customize a home without an architect by their side.