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How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date October 1, 1995
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140139969
ISBN-10 0140139966
Dimensions 0.75 by 11 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $38.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: 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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from Viking Pr (June 1, 1994)
9780670835157 | details & prices | 9.00 × 11.00 × 1.00 in. | 2.70 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Presents an illustrated analysis of contemporary buildings and architecture, making a convincing argument for creating structures that are adaptable and allow redefinition of space and design and construction integration
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (October 1, 1995)
9780140139969 | details & prices | 11.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $38.00
About: Buildings have often been studies whole in space, but never before have they been studied whole in time.

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