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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...

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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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... is contradictory. Hashemian (2005) like Utida sug- separation (e.g. visualised through bubble diagrams). gests components should be ‘functionally autonomous’ (CAR4), while others like Guy and  Ciarimboli (2008) suggest, ‘doubling and tripling the func-...