Cover of: How buildings learn | Stewart Brand

How buildings learn

what happens after they're built

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Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the connected farmhouses of New England to I.M. Pei's Media Lab, from "satisficing" to "form follows funding," from the evolution of bungalows to the invention of Santa Fe Style, from Low Road military surplus buildings to a High Road English classic like Chatsworth -- this is a far-ranging survey of unexplored essential territory. More than any other human artifacts, buildings improve with time -- if they're allowed to. How Buildings Learn shows how to work with time rather than against it. - Publisher.

Edition Notes

Originally published: New York, NY : Viking, 1994.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-229) and index.


Dewey Decimal Class 720/.1

The Physical Object

Pagination viii, 243 p. :
Number of pages 243

ID Numbers

Open Library OL18394577M
Internet Archive howbuildingslear00bran
ISBN 10 0140139966
OCLC/WorldCat 33274357
Library Thing 3636
Goodreads 38310

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