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Stewart Brand puts forward the radical proposal adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature ...Show synopsisStewart Brand puts forward the radical proposal adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of time.Hide synopsis
Description:Like people, buildings change with age, forced to adapt to the...Like people, buildings change with age, forced to adapt to the needs of current occupations. This provocative examination of buildings that have adapted well, and some that haven't, calls for a dramatic rethinking in the way new buildings are designe...
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Description:New. Buildings have often been studied whole in space, but...New. 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 eventual corpse-Stewart Brand went to facilities managers and real estate professionals, to preservationists and building historians, to photo archives and to futurists. He inquired, What makes some buildings come to be loved? He found that all buildings are forced to adapt, but only some adapt gracefully. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis which 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. A rich resource and point of departure, as stimulating for the general reader and home improvement hobbyist as for the building professional, the book is sure to generate ideas, provoke debate, and shake up habitual thinking. 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 artifact, buildings improve with time-if they're allowed. How Buildings Learn shows how to work with time rather than against it.
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I saw one in a library and had to have a copy of this unusual 1995 book. Not only was it a perfect new copy, it smelled new, not like a musty closet. It is a must-have for persons interested in architectural reuse.
This is a fun to read book showing how buildings change over time; what features allow a building to chance in a useful manner and what designs thwart development. Lot of photos to illustrate the point.
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