WALL “Walls provide structure and divide space: the load-bearing wall, separating roof from ground, and the contingent partition wall, organizing movement within the resulting container. The former is seemingly as stable as the human need for shelter; the latter as changeable as our forms of sociability... the partition is now in the ascendency.. With the advance of technology, the wall, no matter how temporary or flimsy, becomes permeated with wiring and plumbing, insulation and acoustic engineering, fire protection technology and sensors - even outwardly it becomes increasingly bare, minimal, even transparent...” ADDED ATTRIBUTES Koolhaas has noted that even the most flimsy wall is subject to sensors. He also notes that they are becoming increasingly bare, even transparent. But in a world where technology is becoming cheaper, the wall seems the likely surface to replace the computer monitor. Not only will walls be sensing in their own right, they will likely be the means of broadcasting the data of our built environments.

WALL “Walls provide structure and divide space: the load-bearing wall, separating roof from ground, and the contingent partition wall, organizing movement within the resulting container. The former is seemingly as stable as the human need for shelter; the latter as changeable as our forms of sociability… the partition is now in the ascendency.. With the advance of technology, the wall, no matter how temporary or flimsy, becomes permeated with wiring and plumbing, insulation and acoustic engineering, fire protection technology and sensors – even outwardly it becomes increasingly bare, minimal, even transparent…” ADDED ATTRIBUTES Koolhaas has noted that even the most flimsy wall is subject to sensors. He also notes that they are becoming increasingly bare, even transparent. But in a world where technology is becoming cheaper, the wall seems the likely surface to replace the computer monitor. Not only will walls be sensing in their own right, they will likely be the means of broadcasting the data of our built environments.