Video games will become “new tools” to solve architecture’s global challenges

Video games will become an increasingly important tool for designing cities, according to Los Angeles architect and game developer Jose Sanchez (+ movie).

Sanchez, who this week launches a neighbourhood-building simulator called Block’hood, said games could help both professionals and the public understand the challenges of contemporary cities.

“As architects, we have been trained to think of local scales: small, medium, large and extra large,” the architect and coder told Dezeen. “But today we face global issues and we need new tools to address a new kind of scale: a planetary scale.

“By using games, we can engage a global audience in the problems that architecture is facing.”

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