Stephen Kendall and Jonathan Teicher, Residential Open Building, 301 p., Ill.,E & FN Spon, London and New York, 2000, ISBN 0-419-23830-1,
The most comprehensive report on the state of Open Building up to 1999. An update is in progress.
It contains a list of 131 projects worldwide of which 26 are documented in more detail as case studies.
In addition the book gives an introduction in the underlying theories and methodology and a brief survey of economic approaches.
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Table of Contents:
What is residential Open Building?
PART ONE, A RESIDENTIAL OPEN BUILDING PRIMER
1. Introduction, 1.1 The Open Building movement, 1..2 Trends towards Open Building, 1.3 How Open Building works,
2. Incubators of Open Building, 2.1 The Netherlands, 2.2 Japan,
3. A brief interpretive history of Open Building, 3.1 From vernacular precedents to Open Building, 3.2 From mass housing to Open Building, 3.3 Key Open Building concepts, 3.4 Defining an open architecture, 3.5 One Building strategies, 3.6 Summary, references, .Additional readings
PART TWO, A SURVEY OF MILESTONE PROJECTS
4. Case studies, Acknowledgements, Additional readings, Realized Open Building and related projects: a chronology
PART THREE, METHODS AND PRODUCTS
5. Technical overview, 5.1 changes in networked residential buildings, 5.2 Open Building approaches compared,
6. Methods and systems by level, 6.1 Tissue level, 6.2 Support level, 6.3 Infill level,
7. A survey of infill systems, products and companies, acknowledgements, additional readings
PART FOUR, ECONOMIC AND ADDITIONAL FACTORS
8. The economics of Open Building, 8.1 Basic economic principles, 8.2 Tsukuba Method, 8.3 Buyrent housing concept.
9. Additional trends toward Open Building, 9.1 Trends in the organizational sphere, 9.2 Summary, Acknowledgements, Additional readings
PART FIVE, SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS
10. Open Building activity by nation. 10.1 The Netherlands, 10.2 Japan, 10.3 Conclusion.
Appendices. A realized Open Building and related projects by nation. B. The SAR Tissue Method, C International Council for research and Innovation in Building Construction (CIB),
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