In 1935 the architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, created Falling Water, by all standards a modern masterpiece of architecture. He didn’t use a computer and he certainly didn’t have access to Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assess the optimum layout of the windows to get the best view.
As is obvious, these inventions had yet to happen, instead, pure creative genius took its course to create a symbiotic relationship of living in a home that itself lived in its natural environment. Every care was taken to preserve the natural landscape with no rocks moved and no tree felled during its construction process.
Creativity and hubris aside, what Mr Wright didn’t have, was access to a robust testing strategy model that would have told him that the cantilevered platforms where structurally unsound and that the underlying metalwork was doubled in strength, secretly, by his chief engineer. …