Reading response

In the reading: "The Moment of Complexity: Emerging Network Culture", the author compared between the grid theory, that was practiced in the early 1920s, with the network system that started to take place in the nineties. The collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 ended the industrial society shifting it to an information one.

During the cold war, the grid system provided stability, security, and control while globalization allowed relations and connections leading to complexity. Le Corbusier saw the grid as a system of the most efficient. He saw the lines in the grid as rational lines and easy to be expressed. Adopting Le Corbusier thoughts , Mies considered the grid as affective and satisfying. The transformation from the grid system to the network lead to the revealing of the media culture. Venturi accepted ornament and considered it as an enhancement to the design, while Mies rejected it, believing less is more. Architecture as a process should be bordered between order and chaos, the extremes that will insure a more developing culture.

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