Deleuze and Guattari call smoothing and striating as two antagonistic interpretations and operations of territory. The territory of the nomads are smooth spaces, striated spaces on the other hand are created by the sedentary. For architecture this conflict is fundamental. Institutions establish a set of rules and framework in which the subjects have the assurance they will socially evolve within this pre-established hierarchy the more they conform to these rules.
Architects establish plans that are the direct expression of their transcendental control over the matter and architecture's users. Architecture embodies the striating space in the defined limits of land dealing with private property and space. Digital space has no boundaries, its creation can be endless and embodies a new smooth space.