Residential Architecture as Infrastructure
Open Building in Practice
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This edited collection provides an up-to-date account, by a group of well-informed and globally positioned authors, of recently implemented projects, public policies and business activities in Open Building around the world.
Countless residential Open Building projects have been built around the world, some without knowledge of the original theory and methods. These projects differ in architectural style, building industry methods, economic system and social aims. National building standards and guidelines have been promulgated in several countries (Finland, China, Japan, Korea), providing incentives and guidance to Open Building implementation. Businesses in several countries have begun to deliver advanced FIT-OUT systems both for new construction and for retrofitting existing buildings, demonstrating the economic advantages of ‘the responsive dwelling.’
This book argues that the ‘open building’ approach is essential for the reactivation of the existing building stock for long-term value. The book discusses these developments in residential architecture from the perspective of an infrastructure model of built environment. This model enables decision-makers to manage risk and uncertainty, while avoiding a number of problems often associated with large, fast-moving projects, such as distribution of control (and responsibility) and ensuing boundary frictions.
Residential Architecture as Infrastructure will appeal to architects, urban designers, researchers and policy-makers interested in this international review of current projects, policies and business activities focused on Open Building implementation.
Table of Contents
PART 1: RESIDENTIAL OPEN BUILDING PROJECTS IN A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES
Chapter 1: Basic Principles of an Infrastructure Model of the Building Stock
Chapter 2: Open Building’s recent developments in the Netherlands
Chapter 3: Open Building in Finland
Chapter 4: Quality Control by Levels – Steering the Design Process using BEA’s Project Book
Chapter 5: Open Building in Russia
Chapter 6: Open Building in the Global South
PART 2: THE POLICY ENVIRONMENT FOR RESIDENTIAL OPEN BUILDING
Chapter 7: The Future of Open Building resides in the Existing Stock
Chapter 8: Japan’s Act Concerning the Promotion of Long-Life Quality Housing
Chapter 9: China’s 100-year housing law: It past and future
(Liu Dongwei and Wu Zhichao)
Chapter 10: Korea’s 100-year housing program
(Soo-am Kim and Hyeonjeong Yang)
PART 3: DEVELOPMENTS TOWARD A FIT-OUT INDUSTRY: THE KEY TO RESIDENTIAL OPEN BUILDING
Chapter 11: Infill Systems: A New Industry
Chapter 12: How housing renovation is meeting the challenge of oversupply of dwelling units in Japan
(Yoshiro Morita and Yongsun Kim)
Chapter 13: Dualities of Interior Decoration Companies in China
Chapter 14: Developments Toward A RESIDENTIAL FIT-OUT Industry: The Key to a Sustainable Housing Stock
Postscript: A Personal Note
Glossary of Open Building Terms
Stephen H. Kendall is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at Ball State University. He earned a professional degree from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Urban Design from Washington University in St. Louis, and a PhD in Design Theory and Methods from MIT under the direction of Professors John Habraken and Donald Schön. Prior to his 35-year academic career, which included teaching in the U.S., Japan, China, South Africa, Indonesia, and Italy, he designed hospitals, schools and residential buildings as a registered architect, and built small residential buildings as a design/builder. His research and writing focus on the Open Building approach to a resilient building stock. He has written more than 45 papers and book chapters; co-authored Residential Open Building (2000); and has authored numerous technical reports and funded research projects. His edited book Healthcare Architecture as Infrastructure: Open Building in Practice (Routledge), was published in 2018. He co-founded the Council on Open Building (http://councilonopenbuilding.com) in 2017. Its mission is to expand sustainability and resilience practices to include planning and designing neighborhoods and buildings for incremental upgrading and for diverse and evolving uses.