Inhabiting adaptive architecture

Schnädelbach, Holger (2016) Inhabiting adaptive architecture. Next Generation Building, 3 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2213-4433

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Adaptive Architecture concerns buildings that are specifically designed to adapt to their inhabitants and to their environments. Work in this space has a very long history, with a number of adaptive buildings emerging during the modernist period, such as Rietveld’s Schröder house, Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Chareau's Maison de Verre. Such early work included manual adaptivity, even if that was motor-assisted. Today, buildings have started to combine this with varying degrees of automation and designed-for adaptivity is commonplace in office buildings and eco homes, where lighting, air conditioning, access and energy generation respond to and influence the behaviour of people, and the internal and external climate.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adaptive Architecture, automation, adaptivity
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Computer Science
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Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 11:05
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 18:24

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