The rise of smart cities has meant that digital architecture is now just as important as physical architecture for multinational engineering firm Arup.
When it comes to civil engineering, the standards of excellence have to be extremely high. And as buildings and cities enter the virtual world, digital architecture is becoming as essential as physical architecture.
Yes, architects are still needed to design physical infrastructure, but a different kind of architects now take a prominent role in the build of digital environments and their underlying IT-based systems.
In the age of the Internet of Things, buildings and cities are now expected to be ‘smart’ and provide digital utility in the form of service to users and operators.
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