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Building Dynamics Exploring Architecture of Change

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ISBN-10: 1138791024

ISBN-13: 9781138791022

Edition: 2015

Authors: Branko Kolarevic, Vera Parlac

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Description:

Buildings are increasingly 'dynamic': equipped with sensors, actuators and controllers, they 'self-adjust' in response to changes in the external and internal environments and patterns of use. Building Dynamics asks how this change manifests itself and what it means for architecture as buildings weather, programmes change, envelopes adapt, interiors are reconfigured, systems replaced. Contributors including Peter Cook, Chuck Hoberman, Robert Kronenburg, David Leatherbarrow, Kaas Osterhuis, Enric Ruiz-Geli, and many others explore the changes buildings undergo - and the scale and speed at which these occur - examining which changes are necessary, useful, desirable, and possible. The first book to offer a coherent, comprehensive approach to this topic, it draws together arguments previously only available in scattered form. Featuring the latest technologies and design approaches used in contemporary practice, the editors provide numerous examples of cutting-edge work from leading designers and engineering firms working today. An essential text for students taking design studio classes or courses in theory or technology at any level, as well as professionals interested in the latest mechatronic technologies and design techniques.
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/23/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English