Adaptable Architecture: Theory and Practice

Adaptable Architecture: Theory and Practice

by Robert Schmidt III, Simon Austin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415522588
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/24/2016
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robert Schmidt III is an architect and academic. He is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Loughborough University, UK, a visiting researcher at Chongqing University, China, and the founder of Idapu, a design and research practice. His recent work has focused on urban transformation strategies, architectural education and practice models.

Simon Austin is Professor of Structural Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. His research interests include 3D printing, concrete materials and structures, building systems, workplace design and design management. He co-founded Adept Management, an international consultancy specializing in design and engineering management.

Table of Contents

Preface Adaptable Architecture Architecture is Unfinished Part 1: Introduction 1. Motivating Observations Part 2: A History of Adaptability 2. Historical Overview 3. Strands of Designing for Adaptability Part 3: A Theory for Adaptability 4. Developing the Concept 5. Common Takes on Adaptability 6. Buildings as Layers 7. A Typology of Adaptability 8. Design Strategies, Characteristics and Tactics 9. Building Characteristics in Detail 10. Unravelling Contextual Contingencies 11. Design Resources 12. Meta-models Part 4: Adaptability in Practice 13. Linking Theory to Case Studies 14. Primary Case Studies 15. Designing for Adaptability 16. Designing for Adaptable Futures Part 5: Conclusions 17. A Living Thing References

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