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Prefabricated housing in architectural culture

Mathew Aitchison

Mathew Aitchison, PhD, is Associate Professor in Architecture at the University of Sydney, Australia, where he directs the Innovation in Applied Design Lab. He is currently performing funded research on prefabrication and advanced manufacturing. His book publications include Visual Planning and the Picturesque (Getty, 2010), the first publication of Nikolaus Pevsner’s treatise on urban design and architecture, and, more recently, The Architecture of Industry: Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning (Ashgate, 2014), of which he is editor and contributing author. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Macarthur

John Macarthur is Director of the Research Centre for Architecture, Theory, Criticism and History (ATCH) at the University of Queensland, Australia, where he also teaches architectural design. His research focuses on the intellectual history of architecture. He has edited four books and published over 120 papers including contributions to the journals Assemblage, Transition, Architecture Research Quarterly, OASE, and the Journal of Architecture. His major work, The Picturesque: Architecture, Disgust and Other Irregularities, was published by Routledge in 2007. Two books edited with colleagues were published in 2015: The Baroque in Architectural Culture, 1880–1980 (Ashgate) and Hot Modernism: Queensland Architecture 1945–1975 (Artifice). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Offsite Architecture : Constructing the future

Routledge, 2017

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... Prefabricated housing in architectural culture Mathew Aitchison and John Macarthur Introduction Architects have long been fascinated by the promise of prefabricated and modular building, in particular housing, and even more so...

Materials and Dematerialization

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

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...I have always held Banham and his work in great esteem. This is the transcript of the lecture given at the V&A Museum, London, on 28 February 1992. During the 1950s and 1960s, he...

Offsite construction industry meta-analysis

Talbot Rice

Talbot Rice is an Emeritus Research Associate in the School of Architecture at the University of Utah, USA. His research expertise is in offsite design and construction and the business of offsite construction manufacturing, working with government and private companies to answer questions relating to prefabrication markets, products, business operations, design for manufacture, and factory development and layout. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ryan E. Smith

Ryan E. Smith are Directors of an interdisciplinary design and engineering research group called the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC) at the University of Utah. They research, write, teach and speak on the integrated paradigm, and develop processes and products that lead to sustainable and energy-efficient design and construction. Their work has been funded by federal, public and private organizations. They are recipients of the ACSA Collaborative Practice Award (2006), ACSA Creative Achievement Award (2009, 2011) and the ARCC Research Award (2011) for their innovative industry collaborative teaching, research and outreach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Offsite Architecture : Constructing the future

Routledge, 2017

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... Offsite construction industry meta-analysis Industry survey results Talbot Rice and Ryan E. Smith Introduction Instruments of labor not only supply a standard of the degree of development which human labor has attained...

Industrial lighting

Lighting: Interior and Exterior

Routledge, 2014

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... 16 The distinguishing feature of industrial lighting is the great variety of tasks and situations to be accommodated. The large range of illuminance levels, limiting Glare Rating values and special require- ments, such as colour...

Revisiting commanding ideas

Tony Fry

Tony Fry is Director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He is also author of Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2008) and Design as Politics (Berg, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing Design Fiction : Relocating a City in Crisis

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...As Part 1 made clear, ideas are present, both consciously and unconsciously, in directing the form and content of the moving of a city. They are key influences in forming the second order design fiction narrative. Abstracted from a fiction...

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...

A typology of 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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... A typology of adaptability The notion of literal The concept of universal adaptability is a myth, it ‘is both technically and adaptability presents economically unachievable’ (Finch, 2009) and as Leaman and Bordass (2004) problems when...

Cities of Vision: A visual history of the future

Nick Dunn

Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design and Executive Director of Imagination, the design research lab at Lancaster University, UK. He is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Social Futures, examining the insights that the arts and humanities can bring to the ways we think, envision, and analyse the futures of people, places, and planet. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Cureton

Paul Cureton is a Senior Lecturer in Design at ImaginationLancaster, and member of the Data Science Institute, Lancaster University, UK. His previous publications include Strategies for Landscape Representation: Digital and Analogue Techniques (2016) and Drone Futures: UAS in Landscape & Urban Design (2020). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Future Cities : A Visual Guide

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Imaginary cities In Buckminster Fuller’s optimistic view of our position in 2025, he describes a futurological ability of archaeological researchers to situate themselves at any time point and investigate human occupation on our planet...

Offsite construction in education

Ryan E. Smith

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Ryan E. Smith are Directors of an interdisciplinary design and engineering research group called the Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC) at the University of Utah. They research, write, teach and speak on the integrated paradigm, and develop processes and products that lead to sustainable and energy-efficient design and construction. Their work has been funded by federal, public and private organizations. They are recipients of the ACSA Collaborative Practice Award (2006), ACSA Creative Achievement Award (2009, 2011) and the ARCC Research Award (2011) for their innovative industry collaborative teaching, research and outreach. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jonathan W. Elliott

Jonathan W. Elliott, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Construction Management at Colorado State University, USA. He performs quantitative and qualitative research on socio-technical aspects of construction delivery. Specifically, he investigates construction employment skills training, training for underrepresented populations and developing nations, renewable energy and pedagogy, and interdisciplinary construction education. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kevin Grosskopf

Kevin Grosskopf, PhD, is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Nebraska, USA. His research expertise is in building safety and sustainability with extensive funding from the US Department of Labor. More recently, he has been studying offsite construction delivery and labor. He is widely published in top journals in civil engineering including the ASCE, ASTM, and ASHRAE. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Offsite Architecture : Constructing the future

Routledge, 2017

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... Offsite construction in education A survey of prefabrication in design and construction academia Ryan E. Smith, Jonathan W. Elliott, and Kevin Grosskopf During the fall of 2014, the National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site...

Conclusion

Tim Edensor

Tim Edensor is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, Manchester Metropolitan University. He is the author of National Identity, Popular Culture and Everyday Life. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Industrial Ruins : Spaces, Aesthetics and Materiality

Berg, 2005

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...(The form of ruins) ‘must be respected as integrity, embodying a history that must not be denied. In their damaged states they suggest new forms of thought and comprehension, and suggest new conceptions of space that confirm the potential...