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How buildings learn : what happens after they're built

How buildings learn : what happens after they're built

Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Buildings have often been studied whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time." "Architects (and architectural historians) are interested only in a building's original intentions. Most are dismayed by what happens later, when a building develops its own life, responsive to the life within. To get the rest of the story - to explore the years between the dazzle of a new building and its  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brand, Stewart.
How buildings learn.
New York, NY : Viking, ©1994
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stewart Brand
ISBN: 0670835153 9780670835157 0140139966 9780140139969
OCLC Number: 29566065
Description: viii, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 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.


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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"It's about time somebody wrote this book. This quirky, thoughtful volume, bursting with curiosity and intelligence, may make our everyday world more visible to more Americans. Architecture is too Read more...

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