Architects will be able to direct building processes



Jean-Marc Côté : Artist
In 1899, French commercial artist Jean-Marc Côté produced a series of postcards (En l'an 2000) showcasing his vision of Parisian life in the year 2000. Science fiction writer Asimov stated that the pictures had been commissioned by a toy or cigarette manufacturer that then suddenly went out of business, leaving a unique set of images. Others believe the postcards were issued for the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 or created by another French artist Villemard in 1910. Either way, the images vividly show what life in 2000 could look like. This illustration contains a prediction for architects. Their job will change drastically and from a control room they are now able to manage a building process. In 2000, the use of technological support was widespread, but it would not be the architect in charge of the actual building process.


Isaac Asimov. Futuredays: A Nineteenth Century Vision of the Year 2000 [book] 1985


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