Building (in) the Future: Recasting Labor in Architecture examines the human relationships that characterize contemporary design and construction. Eighteen contributors—including designers, engineers, fabricators, contractors, construction managers, software developers, and scholars—examine how contemporary practices of production are reshaping the design/construction process. Through observations and detailed project explorations these diverse contributors describe new models of practice and reorganizations of labor for the twenty-first century.
Essays include a reconsideration of craft in light of digital fabrication, an exploration of new methods of collaboration, an analysis of changes on contracts and standards, and an assessment of the new market realities of mass production. The book is designed by Jeffrey Ramsey.