This book explores aspects of the historical and theoretical basis for temporary and transportable environments and provides an insight into the wide range of functions that they are used for today, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for their future development. Themes in the book range from wide-ranging topical issues like the ecological implications of building to more focused investigations such as shelter after disaster. The book will be of interest to both students and practising architects, engineers and those involved in the creation of the built environment. It will also be of value to those involved in areas of product design, design history, building component manufacture and urban design.
Theory. Transportable Environments: Experiment, Research and Design Innovation. Trans-Formation in the Age of Virtuality. Logical Spaces for Urban Nomad. Freedom and Transience of Space. Context. Innovative & Prefabricated Timber Buildings on Australia's Sub-Antarctic Islands. Treading Light: A Mobile Construction Training Unit for East Timor. Sustainable Applications of Intelligent Kinetic Systems. Teaching. Transportable Environments: Modes of Enquiry in the Design Studio. Developing Architectural Skill by Making Temporary and Transportable Buildings. Transformable Personal Space Within a Communal Setting. A North Thailand Village School Hall Constructed by Singapore Architecture Students. Technology. Beyond Kinetic. Deployable Lightweight Medical Systems for Use in Disaster Areas. Office of Mobile Design