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How buildings learn

what happens after they're built

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This edition was published in by Viking in New York, NY.

Written in English

243 pages

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.

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Cover of: How buildings learn
How buildings learn: what happens after they're built
1997, Phoenix Illustrated
in English - Rev. ed.
Cover of: How Buildings Learn
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
October 1995, Tandem Library
Hardcover in English
Cover of: How Buildings Learn
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
October 1, 1995, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
Cover of: How buildings learn
How buildings learn: what happens after they're built
1995, Penguin Books
in English
Cover of: How Buildings Learn
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
October 1, 1995, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback in English
Cover of: How buildings learn
How buildings learn: what happens after they're built
1994, Viking
in English

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How Buildings Learn

What Happens After They're Built

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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.

How buildings learn

what happens after they're built

This edition was published in by Viking in New York, NY.


Edition Notes

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

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
720/.1
Library of Congress
NA2542.4 .B73 1994

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1428924M
Internet Archive
howbuildingslear00bran_0
ISBN 10
0670835153
LC Control Number
93040193
Library Thing
3636
Goodreads
1465689

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