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How buildings learn : what happens after they're built

Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1995, ©1994.
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Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the connected farmhouses of New England to I.M. Pei's Media Lab, from  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Brand
ISBN: 0140139966 9780140139969 0670835153 9780670835157
OCLC Number: 33274357
Notes: Originally published: New York, NY : Viking, 1994.
Description: viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 28 cm
Contents: Flow --
Shearing layers --
"Nobody cares what you do in there": the low road ---
Houseproud: the high road --
Magazine architecture: no road --
Unreal estate --
Preservation: a quiet, populist, conservative, victorious revolution --
The romance of maintenance --
Vernacular: how buildings learn from each other --
Function melts form: satisficing home and office --
The scenario-buffered building --
Built for change --
Appendix: The study of buildings in time.
Responsibility: Stewart Brand.

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Aims to integrate all aspects of the fragmented design and construction process, so that buildings are seen in a functional, yet aesthetic vision, not the conflicts, compromises and conveniences of  Read more...

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