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.
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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'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.
Portable Architecture by Robert Kronenburg
Butterworth Architecture New Technology S.
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