I am testing a software which is able to generate floor plans in a relative rapid speed. What users need to do is puting on the table on the right side the area and number of rooms they want as as well the dimension of the site. All the rest, the software does it for you. It can generate plenty of variations. We can impose more constrains such as orientation perference. Is it not a great deal?
Is the end of architecture as a profession coming soon? I am not so sure about that. But in any cases, there is a paradigm shift occuring right now which requires a new kind of thinking. We are moving from product- oriented thinking towards system or process thinking.
Architecture as well as city design is no more a figural art, but that of a configural one.
Welcome to the digital age!