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Strands of designing for adaptability

Robert Schmidt

Robert Schmidt III is an architect and academic. He is Senior Lecturer in Architecture at Loughborough University, UK, a visiting researcher at Chongqing University, China, and the founder of Idapu, a design and research practice. His recent work has focused on urban transformation strategies, architectural education and practice models. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simon Austin

Simon Austin is Professor of Structural Engineering at Loughborough University, UK. His research interests include 3D printing, concrete materials and structures, building systems, workplace design and design management. He co-founded Adept Management, an international consultancy specializing in design and engineering management Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptable Architecture : Theory and practice

Routledge, 2016

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... Strands of designing for adaptability We have identified eight strands of thought in the literature that are mapped on a timeline (Figure 3.1) and identify links between influential projects, approaches and individuals. They offer...

The politics of glass

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...As a major part of the modern built environment, glass has continually been inveigled one way or another in the realm of politics, broadly speaking. Since at least the Elizabethan era, glass has often quietly functioned as a marker...

Vision and Crime: The Cineramic Architecture of John Lautner

Archi.Pop : Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Los Angeles architect John Lautner (1911–94) loathed the entertainment industry and often lamented its disappointing lack of quality. This essay draws on research conducted for the author’s UCLA Ph.D. dissertation, which included...

The Fun Palace Project, Centre Pompidou, and Paradoxical Ideas of Freedom

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architecture And Ritual : How Buildings Shape Society

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...If the Paris Opéra of the previous chapter represents an extreme version of a ritualized architecture, specialized for a particular kind of event and representing a stratified and hierarchical society, each level contained in its boxes...

Structural glass

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In 1914, Paul Scheerbart at his most poetic speculated on the future age of glass architecture. “It would be as if the earth were adorned with sparkling jewels and enamels. Such glory is unimaginable. All over the world it would...

Towards Architecture of Change

Branko Kolarevic

Branko Kolarevic is a Professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design where he also holds the Chair in Integrated Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building Dynamics : Exploring Architecture of Change

Routledge, 2015

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... TOWARDS ARCHITECTURE OF CHANGE BRANKO KOLAREVIC 0 Kolarevic.indd 205-05-04 9:44 PM Ron Herron’s Walking City (Archigram, 1964). As the external socio-economic, cultural, and IT ALL STARTED IN THE 1960s technological context...