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How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built 6 editions

Cover of: How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand
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.

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6 editions First published in 1994

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Cover of: How buildings learn
1994, Viking
How buildings learn
in English
Cover of: How Buildings Learn
October 1995, Tandem Library
How Buildings Learn
Hardcover in English
Cover of: How Buildings Learn
October 1, 1995, Penguin (Non-Classics)
How Buildings Learn
in English
Cover of: How Buildings Learn
October 1, 1995, Penguin (Non-Classics)
How Buildings Learn
Paperback in English
Cover of: How buildings learn
1995, Penguin Books
How buildings learn
in English
Cover of: How buildings learn
1997, Phoenix Illustrated
How buildings learn
in English - Rev. ed.

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