Nokia Presents: The Architectural Office of Tomorrow

A new advertising campaign from Nokia (with soundtrack courtesy of 1996) uses the wonders of cell-shaded animation to illustrate how advances in communications technology might conceptually help architects share their ideas at the exact. pivotal. moment. when inspiration strikes. From the video introduction:

Members of an architectural firm work feverishly together to win a competitive new project. Virtual teamwork is made effortless through smart wireless conferencing and remote presentations. Bluetooth audio ensures strong and clear communication. When mobile technology ascends to this level, we will achieve great things together

Combine these incredible new ideas with everyone’s favorite heartless, soulless, mindless contractor, robo-builder, and we might soon have a newly valid argument against Koolhaas’ complaint from the early pages of Content, that “architecture is too slow.”