The Resource Adaptable architecture : theory and practice, Robert Schmidt III and Simon Austin

Adaptable architecture : theory and practice, Robert Schmidt III and Simon Austin

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Adaptable architecture : theory and practice
Title
Adaptable architecture
Title remainder
theory and practice
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Robert Schmidt III and Simon Austin
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Language
eng
Summary
"Adaptable Architecture provides thought-provoking and inquisitive insights into how we can prolong the useful life of buildings by designing them to be more adaptable, and hence create a more sustainable built environment. The book provides a theoretical foundation counterpointed by the experiences and ideas of those involved in the design and use of buildings. It explains many approaches to designing for change, with lessons from history, and case studies including The Cedar Rapids Public Library, Kentish Town Health Centre and Folkestone Performing Arts Centre, which stretch our thinking beyond the conventional notions of adaptability. The authors reveal the many conditions that make it a complex design phenomenon, by considering the purpose, design and business case of buildings as well as the physical product. Full of summaries, diagrams, reference charts, tables, and photos of exemplar solutions for use as conversational tools or working aids, this book is for any professional or student who wants to research, question, imagine, illustrate - and ultimately design for - adaptation. In addition, further information and resources are available through the Adaptable Futures website www.adaptablefutures.com which includes additional case studies, videos, information about industry events and up-to-the-minute developments"--
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index present
LC call number
NA2542.4
LC item number
.S365 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Adaptable architecture : theory and practice, Robert Schmidt III and Simon Austin
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 282-287) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface. Adaptable Architecture Architecture is Unfinished -- Introduction. Motivating Observations -- A History of Adaptability. Historical Overview -- Strands of Designing for Adaptability -- A Theory for Adaptability. Developing the Concept -- Common Takes on Adaptability -- Buildings as Layers -- A Typology of Adaptability -- Design Strategies, Characteristics and Tactics -- Building Characteristics in Detail -- Unravelling Contextual Contingencies -- Design Resources -- Meta-models -- Adaptability in Practice. Linking Theory to Case Studies -- Primary Case Studies -- Designing for Adaptability -- Designing for Adaptable Futures -- Conclusions. A Living Thing
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26 cm
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Extent
xxi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780415522571
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015036560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)781675411

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