The constant in architecture's evolution is change. Adaptive Architecture explores structures, or environments that accommodate multiple functions at the same time, sequentially, or at periodically recurring events. It demonstrates how changing technological, economic, ecological and social conditions have altered the playing field for architecture from the design of single purpose structures to the design of interacting systems of synergistically interdependent, distributed buildings. Including contributors from the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Germany and South Africa, the essays are woven into a five-part framework which provides a broad and unique treatment of this important and timely issue.
Foreword Robert Shibley Part 1: Introduction Wolfgang F.E. Preiser, Thomas Fisher and, Andrea E. Hardy Part 2: Concepts and Processes for Future Flexibility 1. Challenges of large-scale housing in the developing world Allison Lenell Magley 2. Predesign planning for flexibility Robert G. Hershberger 3. Multi-perfomance spaces Ihab M. K. Elzeyadi 4. Mixed-use development using air rights above the JR train station at Nagoya, Japan Gen Taniguchi 5. Prospects for adaptive, inclusive design Korydon H. Smith and Beth Tauke Reflections on Part 2 Michael J. Crosbie Part 3: Rooms/Settings Scale 6. The measurement and efficiency of adaptive design strategies William Fawcett 7. Finding the balance Jeffrey L. Morgan 8. Beyond the cellular office Martin Hodulak 9. Adaptive architecture of the London Science Museum Kristin Hibbs 10. Post-occupancy evaluation of a multi-tasking environment Lindsey L. Fay 11.A construct of generosity in Navajo culture Jaclyn Roessel Reflections on Part 3 Michael J. Crosbie Part 4: Building Scale 12. Keren or center for blind children with multiple disabilities in Israel Wolfgang F.E. Preiser and Jacob J. Wilhelm 13. Omgivning Karin Liljegren and Kelly Kish 14. Strategies for planning, designing and operating adaptable facilities John P. Petronis, Faye Whittemore, and Andy L. Aguilar 15. Native meets high-tech Zane Jones 16. Building with boxes Mia L. C. Anfield Reflections on Part 4 Michael J. Crosbie Part 5: Urban Scale 17. Reappropriation of city infrastructure Andrea E. Hardy 18. Concourse to campus Una Rath and Martin Hodulak 19. An adaptive evolution from Prussian artillery barracks to intelligent campus buildings Ulrich Schramm 20. A case study on the design of the Scottish crime campus Gordon Murray 21. Multi-tasking architectural computer programs Akikazu Kato and Shiho Mori Reflections on Part 5 Michael J. Crosbie Part 6: Epilogue 22. The International Space Station David Fitts, Jennifer L. Rochlis, Mihriban Whitmore, and Alexandra Whitmire Appendix Index
‘Adaptive Architecture is a rigorous and thoughtful guide, full of important precedent studies, for architects and building professionals navigating an increasingly complex, fluid, and interdependent world of sociocultural, economic and climatic design challenges.’ - Philip Horton, The Design School, Arizona State University, USA