How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
Penguin, 1 okt 1995 - 252 pagina's
Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time.
From the connected farmhouses of New England to I.M. Pei's Media Lab, from "satisficing" to "form follows funding," from the evolution of bungalows to the invention of Santa Fe Style, from Low Road military surplus buildings to a High Road English classic like Chatsworth—this is a far-ranging survey of unexplored essential territory.
More than any other human artifacts, buildings improve with time—if they're allowed to. How Buildings Learn shows how to work with time rather than against it.
The Romance of Maintenance
How Buildings Learn From Each Other
Satisficing Home and Office
The Scenariobuffered Building
Built for Change
The Study of Buildings in Time
Books for Timekindly Buildings
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