Residential Open Building, the result of a CIB Task Group 'Open Building Implementation', provides a state-of-the-art review of open building, fundamental principles, recent developments, and international coverage of current projects on both the public and private arena.
Open Building is a highly flexible and economical method of building which has far reaching advantages for urban designers, architects, contractors, developers and end users.
What is Residential Open Building? Acknowledgements. Part One:A residential open building primer. Introduction. Incubators of Open Building. A brief interpretive history of Open Building. Part Two: A Survey of Milestone Projects. Case Studies. Part Three: Assessment of current approaches and trends. Overview of general approaches to Open Building. Technical approaches. Additional trends and approaches. National settings giving rise to Open Building. Part Four: Summary and conclusions. Appendices. Permissions. Index.