How Buildings Learn

18 The Monadnock Building, one of the world's first skyscrapers with its sixteen
floors, was built of brick in Chicago in ... 19 Quoted from a study by William H.
Ducker in “Masonry Gaining in Nonresidential Work,” Masonry Construction (Jan.
... 20 Malcolm Hollis, Cavity Wall Tie Failure (London: Estates Gazette, 1990), p.
18.

Author: Stewart Brand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101562641

Category: Architecture

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Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time. How Buildings Learn is a masterful new synthesis that proposes that buildings adapt best when constantly refined and reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can mature from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the connected farmhouses of New England to I.M. Pei's Media Lab, from "satisficing" to "form follows funding," from the evolution of bungalows to the invention of Santa Fe Style, from Low Road military surplus buildings to a High Road English classic like Chatsworth—this is a far-ranging survey of unexplored essential territory. More than any other human artifacts, buildings improve with time—if they're allowed to. How Buildings Learn shows how to work with time rather than against it.

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Buildings. Learn. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THEY'RE BUILT Stewart Brand (born
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... in addition to its architectural insight, illustrates buildings learn, or fail to.

Author: James Mustich

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523504455

Category: Reference

Page: 960

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Why Buildings Fall Down

Takes readers on a journey through the history of architectural and structural disasters, from the Parthenon to the Tower of Pisa to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Author: Matthys Levy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393311525

Category: Architecture

Page: 346

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Takes readers on a journey through the history of architectural and structural disasters, from the Parthenon to the Tower of Pisa to the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

Inland Architect

In observation to illustrate what he sees as the failure of design and building to
provide adaptive use . ... How Buildings Learn offers a vigorous lesson in re -
seeing buildings as a process of adaptation to changes that challenge the
predictive ...

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Human Ecology Forum

The idea that students can learn some things most effectively outside the
classroom entails loosening rigid schedules and abandoning the ... be exploited
to promote academic apprenticeship as the foundation for life- teenagers to
spend their days in buildings learning . ... and skills , including such When
students like Becky fail to learn terial while it demonstrates why some “ higher -
order thinking skills ...

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Category: Human ecology

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Building a Real world Application with Aspect oriented Modules and Hyper J

These integration units and the other Domain Order units from the Application
Framework case study complete the definition of the Domain Order extension .
Our integration of the Domain Order text collator uses the composition sites
defined ...

Author: Lee Carver

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Page: 246

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Journal of Green Building

LEARNING HOW BUILDINGS WORK IS CRUCIAL TO BETTER GREEN DESIGN
Dr Mark Gorgolewski ' BSC , MSc ... over time , and meet , or fail to meet , user
expectations offers designers the opportunity to learn from existing buildings .

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Category: Sustainable architecture

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The Vanishing Automobile and Other Urban Myths

One study of fifty - eight buildings found that " in only one case in ten did the
architect ever return to the building and then with no interest in ... Buildings built
by non - architects often meet this goal ; buildings designed by architects usually
fail .

Author: Randal O'Toole

Publisher: Thoreau Inst

ISBN:

Category: City planning

Page: 545

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SunbiosiS

As a profession we have an internalized sense of failure at not anticipating every
possible use of a building and in trying ... Delight In Architecture pp20 Alexander
Christopher , quoted in Brand 1994 , How Buildings Learn , Penguin pp 200 Le ...

Author: Brian Timothy O Brien

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Page: 606

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RIBA Journal

Surely the best tutors for the future are the buildings of the past , not for what they
achieved but how they failed . Stuart Brand in his seminal book How Buildings
Learn ( Viking , 1994 ) claims that ' Architecture , we imagаine , is permanent .

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Category: Architecture

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Urban Land

Green building prin ciples used in the renovation of an older building helps
conserve energy and integrates the structure into its ... We are learning to live
lightly on the land by using our technology to enhance our relationship to the
natural ... If the real estate community fails to take the ethic of environmentally
responsible development to heart , and if developers and builders fail to create
buildings and ...

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Category: City planning

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CIO

Read Stewart Brand's superb book , How Buildings Learn : What Happens After
They're Built , for a brilliant exposition on why most architects and their buildings
fail to deliver value . Similarly , the reason why so many companies commit to ...

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Category: Executives

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Engineering News record

Elstner has investigated glass breakage in numerous buildings, including
Chicago's Civic Center. ... If there is a nick or flaw at the edge combined with
stresses built up by differential temperatures you could have a failure at that point
. ... We've got an awful lot to learn about it, and I think it's going to take the
cooperation of structural engineers, glass manufacturers and installers to get
these problems ...

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Category: Engineering

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Design Book Review

While Brand ' s How Buildings Learn focused on a wide array of different building
types — including modest single ... offer guidance Byard finds a great many
lessons in what on how to judge the aesthetic merit of he considers failed
attempts ...

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Category: Architectural design

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The Futurist

out adjusting the physical work environment invites failure . Office environments
will become ... 95 ) Gunn Burroughs How Buildings Learn : What Happens After
They ' re Built by Stewart Brand . Though not devoted entirely to offices , this book
 ...

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Category: Business forecasting

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Journal of the Taliesin Fellows

Brand , the creator of the Whole Earth Catalog , turns his attention to a study of
buildings as they evolve over time . ... and deservedly — on the hubris of many
architects and designs that were bound to fail ; he also has little patience with any
 ...

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Category: Architecture

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Country Life

Stewart Brand , presenter and He regrets the lack of visual author of How
Buildings Learn confidence that today gives ... The visual speed means
picstructures in the USA and Europe , tures sometimes fail to support words offers
predictable ...

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Category: Country life

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Learning the Three R s

Learning the " three R ' s ” and other elementary skills constitutes a formidable
challenge to the young school child . Too often the most ... CONSEQUENCES OF
FAILURE Failure was formerly supposed to have disciplinary value . On the
contrary , the ... Incendiarism in school buildings sometimes results . 3 . Hatred
and fear ...

Author: Gertrude Howell Hildreth

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Category: Education

Page: 824

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Sight and Sound

So it ' s heartening to report that " Flow : How Buildings Learn ' , BBC Z ' s current
six - part television version of Stewart ... s harrowing ' Hillsborough ' through the
international awards was somewhat halted by its failure to win the Prix Italia last ...

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Category: Motion pictures

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Comprehensive Multicultural Education

Learning Styles and Effective Teaching When a majority of students fail to learn ,
teachers are thought to have taught ... and a well - intentioned architect whose
buildings crumble may still be called an architect ; neither , however , could be ...

Author: Christine I. Bennett

Publisher: Boston : Allyn and Bacon

ISBN:

Category: Intercultural education

Page: 339

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