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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...

Developing the concept

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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... Developing the concept We contend that the process of designing buildings continues to be mired in The architect who the largely implicit and uncontested goal of the completed building as a fin- believes that his work ished product...

Designing for adaptable futures

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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... Adaptability types: versatile, refitable and convertible Designer: David Weir-McCall University: Robert Gordon University Designing for Sport looks at the legacy of the buildings constructed for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – it proposes...

Unravelling contextual contingencies (CONs)

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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... building is governed by a number and coincidence of several different factors. Unravelling contextual contingencies (CONs) Israelsson and Hansson (2009) suggested that when people think about adapt- ability they tend to focus...

Design strategies, characteristics and tactics

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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... Design strategies, characteristics and tactics In the first section of Part III we laid out our arguments for seeing a building as a set of layers that shear against each other (Chapter 6) in response to time and change (Chapter 4). We...

Historical overview

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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... Historical overview 2.1 Prehistoric and pre-modernism Prehistoric shelters were Figure 2.1 exemplifies the primeval form of architecture as the primitive hut, ‘functional responses which can be decomposed into two components – branches...

It’s a living thing

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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... It’s a living thing It’s often the thing that comes for free that is the most memorable because it’s the thing that actually extends the As others before us have found, setting out a clear, unambiguous definition ability to manage...

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...

Design resources

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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... Design resources The literature often links the capacity of a building to adapt to the design decisions undertaken early on; it is therefore imperative that the design team embed the consideration of adaptability into the design process,...

Primary case studies

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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... an overall feeling of increased comfort (CAR52; Figure 14.8). While the dropped ceiling provides access to ▼ Figure 14.8 Way finding and signage the services above (CAR3), the services proved very difficult to change (CAR1), Courtesy Robert...