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Adaptive Architecture : Changing Parameters and Practice

Author: Wolfgang F E Preiser; Andrea Hardy; Jacob J Wilhelm
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wolfgang F E Preiser; Andrea Hardy; Jacob J Wilhelm
ISBN: 9781315627113 1315627116 9781317237051 1317237056 9781317237068 1317237064 9781317237044 1317237048 9781138647268 1138647268
OCLC Number: 993950642
Description: 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; List of illustrations; About the editors; About the contributors; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I Introduction; Introduction; PART II Concepts and processes for future flexibility; Preamble; 1. Challenges of large-scale housing in the developing world: the Habitat for Humanity Global Village project in Ethiopia; 2. Predesign planning for flexibility; 3. Multi-performance spaces: assessing the impacts of an innovative LEEDTM platinum educational complex on the triple bottom line. 4. Mixed-use development using air rights above the JR train station at Nagoya, Japan5. Prospects for adaptive, inclusive design: lessons learned from children's museums; Reflections on Part II; PART III Rooms/settings scale; Preamble; 6. The measurement and efficiency of adaptive design strategies; 7. Finding the balance: a model of assessment for commercial floor-plate performance; 8. Beyond the cellular office: adaptable offices for medium-sized companies; 9. Adaptive architecture of the London Science Museum: a needs assessment. 10. Post-occupancy evaluation of a multi-tasking environment: the University of Kentucky Medical Center's emergency department11. A construct of generosity in Navajo culture: the Hogan; Reflections on Part III; PART IV Building scale; Preamble; 12. Keren Or Center for Blind Children with Multiple Disabilities in Israel; 13. Omgivning: transforming historic icons through adaptive reuse; 14. Strategies for planning, designing, and operating adaptable facilities; 15. Native meets high-tech: the Sobeloff Center, Sealaska Heritage Corporation. 16. Building with boxes: the New Jerusalem Children's HomeReflections on Part IV; PART V Urban scale; Preamble; 17. Reappropriation of city infrastructure: alleyways; 18. Concourse to campus: transforming Berlin TXL Airport into a higher education space; 19. An adaptive evolution from Prussian artillery barracks to intelligent campus buildings; 20. A case study on the design of the Scottish Crime Campus; 21. Multi-tasking architectural computer programs: BIM; Reflections on Part V; PART VI Epilogue. 22. The International Space Station: adaptive human accommodations in an extreme, isolated environmentAppendix: The habitability paradigm --
key elements and concepts for a humane architecture; Index.
Responsibility: Wolfgang F.E. Preiser.

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"The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of interacting systems of synergistically interdependent, distributed buildings. Including contributors from the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Germany and South Africa, the essays are woven into a five-part framework which provides a broad and unique treatment of this important and timely issue."--Provided by publisher.

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