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How Buildings Learn By Stewart Brand

How Buildings Learn

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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 clients, architects, engineers and contractors, all working in their interests, not the buildings.
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How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built by Stewart Brand

This book on buildings asks the question why so many buildings punish and restrict us because almost none of them adapt well. In real use, buildings need to adapt because their uses are constantly changing. All buildings are predictions, and yet more high-style buildings are designed not to change, not to accommodate new use. A good portion of how buildings learn will be a natural history of how buildings change with time and what things work to make buildings adapt gracefully, what building layouts allow easy redefinition of space and building code considerations that permit remodelling. This practical book aims to integrate all the different aspects of the fragmented design and construction process, so that buildings can be seen as embodying a functional, yet aesthetic and capacious vision, not the conflicts, compromises and conveniences of clients, architects, engineers and contractors, all working in their interests, not the buildings.

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CIN000405397
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built by Stewart Brand
Stewart Brand
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-11-14
256
0670835153
9780670835157
N/A
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