Flexible: Architecture That Responds To Change
- Laurence King Publishing
- Publication Date:
- 21 May 2007
- Architectural Structure & Design
Flexible architecture adapts to new uses, responds to change rather than stagnating, and is motive rather than static. Understanding how it has been conceived, designed, made and used helps us understand its potential in solving current and future problems associated with technological, social and economic change. This book explores the whole genre of flexible architecture - buildings that are intended to respond to evolving situations in their form, operation or location. Alongside the historic background of the genre, "Flexible" looks at four distinct methods by which buildings can be made to respond to user's requirements: Adapt, Transform, Move and Interact. Crossing the boundaries between architecture, interior design, product design and furniture design, this innovative book is the first to deal with the entire scope of the topic and will appeal to a wide range of readers in these areas.