The other day I read an article discussing how, when architecture students are asked to design a “City of the Future,” they always draw round structures.
It seems having corners is “too old fashioned” and not “forward thinking” enough.
That design flaw — that only Round is good — is a stereotype that has been embedded in the young designers by popular culture and not by appropriate future need.
When the future is predefined, creative thinking stops in favor of a false predestiny.
If you look to the common memes of history, you can see the ideas of future transportation have been depicted as round:
Every “forward thinking” view from history of futuristic homes and work spaces are also without edges:
Flying saucers are round:
Even our robots are round:
Design and drive a around a round car of the future today:
No cutting corners allowed when you travel in your round:
We may try to imitate the future, but when it comes to our houses, round is not quite yet ready for tomorrow:
Where does this obsession with an edgeless future find purchase in our current community thinking?
Have our young really given up their free-thinking and
aesthetic wondering because cartoons and other popular culture totems
have skewed their thought process in childhood to falsely
self-determine later what the future should look and feel like?
Is “rounder” always better than “cornered?”
Is it possible to create a futuristic modern, fresh, structure with traditional edges?