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  • Author(s) Alex Lifschutz
  • SubtitleDesigning Buildings for Change
  • Edition
  • Published22nd September 2017
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • ISBN9781119152644

Designing Buildings for Change

Loose-Fit Architecture: Designing Buildings for Change


September/October 2017
Profile 249 Volume 87 No 5
ISBN 978 1119 152644


Guest-Edited by Alex Lifschutz


The idea that a building is 'finished' or 'complete' on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing thinking about design, planning and construction. But this ignores the unprecedented rate of social and technological change. A building only begins its life when the contractors leave. With resources at a premium and a greater need for a sustainable use of building materials, can we still afford to construct new housing or indeed any buildings that ignore the need for flexibility or the ability to evolve over time? Our design culture needs to move beyond the idealisation of a creative individual designer generating highly specific forms with fixed uses. The possibilities of adaptation and flexibility have often been overlooked, but they create hugely exciting 'loose-fit' architectures that emancipate users to create their own versatile and vibrant environments.


Contributors include: Stewart Brand, Renee Chow, Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, John Habraken, Edwin Heathcote, Despina Katsakakis, Stephen Kendall, Ian Lambot, Giorgio Macchi, Alexi Marmot, Andrea Martin, Kazunobu Minami, Peter Murray, Brett Steele, and Simon Sturgis.

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  • Author(s) Alex Lifschutz
  • SubtitleDesigning Buildings for Change
  • Edition
  • Published22nd September 2017
  • PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons (UK)
  • ISBN9781119152644

Designing Buildings for Change

Loose-Fit Architecture: Designing Buildings for Change


September/October 2017
Profile 249 Volume 87 No 5
ISBN 978 1119 152644


Guest-Edited by Alex Lifschutz


The idea that a building is 'finished' or 'complete' on the day it opens its doors is hardwired into existing thinking about design, planning and construction. But this ignores the unprecedented rate of social and technological change. A building only begins its life when the contractors leave. With resources at a premium and a greater need for a sustainable use of building materials, can we still afford to construct new housing or indeed any buildings that ignore the need for flexibility or the ability to evolve over time? Our design culture needs to move beyond the idealisation of a creative individual designer generating highly specific forms with fixed uses. The possibilities of adaptation and flexibility have often been overlooked, but they create hugely exciting 'loose-fit' architectures that emancipate users to create their own versatile and vibrant environments.


Contributors include: Stewart Brand, Renee Chow, Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson, John Habraken, Edwin Heathcote, Despina Katsakakis, Stephen Kendall, Ian Lambot, Giorgio Macchi, Alexi Marmot, Andrea Martin, Kazunobu Minami, Peter Murray, Brett Steele, and Simon Sturgis.

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