They say fake it till you make it; but when is “Faking” it going too far? I think the improvement of technology has enabled designers and architects to do just that and perhaps, are now taking it too far. Tuesdays lecture has made me more conscious of every material I see on a building. Every building material I now see has me trying to figure out if it is real or not. With the improvement of technology, we are able to build cathederals like the romans did, and use fake materials on them while making it look real. What will the romans think about that? I understand trying to save money where you can and cutting cost, however if I think little to no credit should be given to buildings that were made with fake materials (No matter how incredible and the design looks).
The pain and money that is put into a building with real materials should be appreciated. When building a brick house, the labor of having to put the brick one by one and use motar to hold it together should be recozniged. I feel people shouldn’t easily get away with using fake building materials to make it look real.