The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The book provides insight into the wide range of uses of these structures, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for future development, focusing on portability, adaptability, sustainability of the built environment, and technical innovations. A wide range of designed solutions identify and define contemporary directions in design theory and practice.
With international examples throughout, this book will be of interest and value to all those involved in the areas of building design, building component manufacture and urban design.
Foreword Robert Kronenburg and Filiz Klassen Theory, History and Context. Polyphilo’s Thresholds: Alternatives for Nomadic Dwelling Alberto Pérez-Gómez The Figure of the Spiral in Marcel Duchamp and Frederick Kiesler Helmut Klassen 10,000 Songs in Your Pocket; The iPod in Everyday Life Prasad Boradkar Oil and Water: Offshore Architecture Justin Beal A Generation on the Move: The Emancipatory Function of Architecture in the Radical Avant-Garde 1960-1972 Renata Hejduk Carried Away! The Spatial Pleasures of Transportability Patricia Pringle Ephemeral Landscape, Portable Dwelling; The Ice Fishing House and the Fish House Community Martha Abbott Design Transformation in Architecture and Design Chuck Hoberman Traces: The Architecture of Remembering Sarah Bonnemaison Plastic and Bamboo: Tailor-made Tent Design Marcin Padlewski Pedestrian Clip-on Foot Bridge: Making Use of Temporary City Space Andrew Furman Mobility between Heaven and Earth Meindert Versteeg Mobile Architecture and Pre-manufactured Buildings: Two Case Studies Dean Goodman Technology Transportable Environments: Technological Innovation and the Response to Change Robert Kronenburg Material Innovations: Transparent, Lightweight and Malleable Filiz Klassen Mobilized Manufacturing: The On-site Construction of Freeform Composite Shells Alejandro Ogata and Jordan Brandt Transformable and Transportable Architecture with Scissor Structures Caroline Rodriguez and John Chilton A Very Rapid Deployable Canopy System Neil Burford and Christoph Gengnagel Biological Structures and Deployable Architectural Structures Maziar Asefi Projects LOT/EK, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano Robert Kronenburg Office for Mobile Design, Jennifer Siegal Robert Kronenburg Biomimesis in Architecture: Inspiration for Next Generation Portable Buildings Semra Arslan and Arzu Gonenç Sorguc Dockable Dwelling Matias Creimer Crysalis: A Portable Personal Shelter Jessica Davies, Yvonne Cheng, Johanna Doukler and Tamsin Ford In·ter·tex·ture: Weaving Kinetic Structures Xenia F. Diente and Elise Knudson I-Home, Smart Student Living Lydia Haack Portable Performance Space George King Mobile Clinic: A Transportable Treatment Unit for Sub-Saharan Africa Piet Mazereeuw Trajectory of the Junks Janet McGaw Past Tents: A Scenographic Experiment Kaija Vogel Bibliography