Loose-fit architecture : designing buildings for change / guest-edited by Alex Lifschutz.

Oxford : John Wiley & Sons, 2017.
Profile (Chichester, England); no. 249.
Architectural design (London, England : 1971); v. 87, no. 5.
Profile ; no. 249
Architectural design ; v. 87, no. 05
144 pages : color illustrations, color plans ; 29 cm.
Brand, Stewart.
Brand, Stewart.
Architectural design.
Motion in architecture.
Architecture and technology.
Architecture and society.
Sustainable buildings -- Designs and plans.
Architecture, Modern -- Designs and plans.
Architectural design.
Architecture and society.
Architecture and technology.
Architecture, Modern.
Motion in architecture.
Sustainable buildings.
Architectural drawings.
The idea that a building is "finished' or "complete" on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing thinking about design, construction and planning. But this ignores the unprecedented rate of social and technological change. A building only begins its life when the contractors leave. With resources at a premium and a greater need for a sustainable use of building materials, can we still afford to construct new housing or indeed any buildings that ignore the need for flexibility or the ability to evolve over time? Our design culture needs to move beyond the idealisation of a creative individual designer generating highly specific forms with fixed uses. The possibilities of adaptation and flexibility have often been overlooked, but they create hugely exciting 'loose-fit' architecture that emancipate users to shape their own versatile and vibrant environments.
Introduction : Long life, loose fit, low energy / Alex Lifschutz
Back to the future: the everyday built environment in a phase of transition / John Habraken
Learning from the West Coast: long-termism and change: an interview with Stewart Brand / Peter Murray
NEUBAU: Flexible self-build cities in Germany / Anne-Julchen Bernhardt and Jörg Leeser
Japanese innovation in adaptable homes / Kazunobu Minami
Adaptability: a low-carbon strategy / Simon Sturgis
Four decades of open building implementation: realising individual agency in architectural infrastructures designed to last / Stephen Kendall
The fetish of flexibility: Farrell/Grimshaw Partnership, 125 Park Road, London / Edwin Heathcote
Flexible architecture for evolving work practices / Despina Katsikakis
System separation: a fitting strategy for future development / Giorgio Macchi
Dead and dying shopping malls, re-inhabited / Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson
Shaping Mexico City: evolutionary housing for low-income urban families / Andrea Martin and Jorge Andrade
Educational innovation through building adaptation / Alexi Marmot
Revolution and evolution: the Architectural Association / Clare Wright
Continuity and change: challenging the disposable Chinese city / Renee Y. Chow
Self-build and change: Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong / Ian Lambot
Designing landscapes for change: Albertopolis / Kim Wilkie
Counterpoint : Mixing up the Mediterranean model: architecture amid urban flux / Luca Molinari.
Includes bibliographical references.
Lifschutz, Alex, editor, author.
Habraken, N. J., author.
Brand, Stewart, interviewee.
Murray, Peter, 1944- interviewer, author.
Bernhardt, Anne, author.
Sturgis, Simon, author.
Heathcote, Edwin, author.
Dunham-Jones, Ellen, 1959- author.
Williamson, June, author.
Martín, Andrea (Martín Chávez), author.
Andrade Narvaez, Jorge, author.
Marmot, Alexi, author.
Chow, Renee Y., 1955- author.
Lambot, Ian, author.
Wilkie, Kim, author.
Molinari, Luca, author.
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