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Portable Architecture By Robert Kronenburg

Portable Architecture
by Robert Kronenburg

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Portable buildings have been in use since ancient times but only recently have their architectural qualities been appreciated. This book examines the development of portable architecture and explores the constructional and functional diversity of the type.
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Portable Architecture by Robert Kronenburg

The portable architecture movement is an international and fast-developing phenomenon, taking its source from the nomadic lifestyle of ancient communities and adding to it the technology of the modern world. This superb collection of essays and projects by acclaimed practitioners investigates the portable structure movement, drawing on residential, leisure, business and industrial examples.

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Portable Architecture Reviews


'Engaging account by Liverpool University lecturer arguing that
relocatable buildings should be seen not as low-cost short-life products
but part of mainstream architectural development.'
Architecture Today

Table of Contents


Definition of the portable building in architectural terms; current research and development; future roles for portable architecture; traditional prototypes; portable architecture in the 20th century; technology transfer; prefabrication and system building; construction, transport and product manufacture industries; case studies of significant contemporary built examples - analyzed by constructional and logistical strategy, materials and function.

Additional information

GOR005539538
Portable Architecture by Robert Kronenburg
Robert Kronenburg
Butterworth Architecture New Technology S.
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1996-11-30
160
0750623888
9780750623889
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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