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Residential Open Building

1st Edition

By Stephen H. Kendall, Jonathan Teicher

Spon Press

320 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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.

About the Series


This series consists of a carefully selection of state-of-the-art research books derived from CIB activities.

CIB, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, was established in 1953 to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.

CIB has since developed into a world-wide network of over 5000 experts from about 500 member organisations active in the research community, in industry or in education, who cooperate and exchange information in over 50 CIB Commissions and Task Groups covering all fields in building and construction related research and innovation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General