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Pragmatic Ecologies

Simon Guy

Simon Guy is the Head of School Environment and Development and Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre. Drawing upon graduate and post-graduate studies in urban sociology, and previous professional experience as an engineer, Simon’s research aims to explore the co-evolution of design and development strategies and socio-economic-ecological processes shaping cities. His numerous publications include Urban Transitions: Intermediaries and the Governance of Socio-Technical Networks , (Earthscan, 2011) with W. Medd, S. Marvin, and T. Moss; Sustainable Architectures: Cultures and Natures in Europe and North America (Spon, 2005) with S. Moore, Development and Developers: Perspectives on Property (Blackwell, 2002) with J. Henneberry, Urban Infrastructure in Transition: Networks, Buildings, Plans (Earthscan, 2001) with S. Marvin and T. Moss and A Sociology of Energy, Buildings and the Environment: Constructing Knowledge, Designing Practice (Routledge, 2000) with E. Shove. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Architectural Theories of the Environment : Posthuman Territory

Routledge, 2013

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... Simon Guy Introduction: Models And Practices Uncertainty, ambiguity, and a constantly evolving vision of just what nature is will guide architecture as long as there are buildings.1 Debates about sustainable architecture and cities...

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...

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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... of they are going to be a trade-off between benefit (worth) and cost. Mills and Austin (2014) present a thinking well is he more more refined definition of value as the trade-off between ‘what you get’ and interested in somebody ‘what you give’...

Common takes on 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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... Common takes on adaptability It might be argued that adaptability is merely a state of mind of those involved rather than a technical capacity. Three camps of thinking repeatedly emerged in our studies and in each case a continuum...

Linking theory to 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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... Linking theory to case studies 13.1 Design strategies and building characteristics Table 13.1 maps the characteristics (rows) across the primary building case studies (columns). It shows that nine of the characteristics were embedded...

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...

Meta-models

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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... Meta-models This chapter presents seven meta-models that link together key elements of multiple models. They can therefore help communicate and visualise impor- tant cross-concept relationships, and hence consider deeper aspects of adapt-...

Motivating observations

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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... Motivating observations Every building is adaptable – but to what end and at what cost? Such seem- [T]he problem is ingly straightforward considerations weigh in any value judgement of whether temporary thus the to adapt or not. The new...

Buildings as layers

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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... the Analytical Design Planning Technique – ADePT (Austin et al., 2000). Most DSMs are binary (either a dependency exists or doesn’t) but some use numerical values, colour or other symbols that capture additional attrib- utes of the system,...

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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... Designing for adaptability The competition entries showcase the participants’ ideas on adaptabil- ity first presented at the AF conference at the Building Centre in London in 2011  to developers, clients and occupiers. Designs had...