Monday, July 19, 2010

In memoriam of one of the greatest architectural prophets : Bill Mitchell

Authoring a multitude of inspiring visionary books, including City of bits, Me++, and E-thopia, William J Mitchelle is undoubtedly on of the most influential architectural thinkers of our time.

The former dean of MIT's School of Architecture and Planning, who pioneered urban designs for networked, "smart" cities and helped oversee an ambitious building program that transformed MIT's physical campus, died on June 11 after a long battle with cancer. He was 65.

Through his writings he brought us what we will have to expect in the future, and inspired a generation of electronic architects. The void created by this loss will no doubt be felt by the entire Architectural community.