The communication and balance of boundaries: human and machine
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Thesis statement: Architecture can play a part in the balance and communication of boundaries between human and technological systems vital to the advancement of humankind. Facility: Scope of project: The Project is Dell Computer Headquarters. The office will be about 150,000 ft. and will serve as one of the sales offices of the company. The Office will employ around 1500 workers who will have 24 hour access and a variety of choices about how work can be conducted. Context: The context is the forefront of the information age. Possibilities and changes are just being discovered involving liberation and collaboration between humans and technology. Ways of carrying out work are being transformed as the human-machine system balances. The site is located in Round Rock, Texas, and contains physical boundaries which are converging. Two cities are merging together as well as the city of Round Rock and a once rural farming area. The site also contains a definite physical boundary manifested in a canyon.