Portable Architecture (Architectural Design)

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9780471984221: Portable Architecture (Architectural Design)

A compilation of essays by leading practitioners in the field of tensile and related structures.

The portable architecture movement is an international and fast-developing phenomenon, taking its source from the nomadic lifestyle of ancient communities and adding to it the technology of the modern world. This superb collection of essays and projects by acclaimed practitioners investigates the portable structure movement, drawing on residential, leisure, business and industrial examples.

Robert Kronenburg (Liverpool, England) is a professor at the School of Architecture & Building Engineering at the University of Liverpool.

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This revision of our long-standing title shows that portable buildings are eminently feasible, are capable of a wide range of roles, as well as being economic to build and operate. Kronenberg provides technical and design detail through a series of high profile works - showcasing the very best and diverse range of portable architecture, proving it can be subversive as well as sensitive, amusing as well as appropriate, energetic and economic.

Ideal for those who have been commissioned, or are in competition, who want to learn about the very latest developments and trends in the area. New introductions to each section focus the remit of the book and make it a complete and comprehensive guide to the topic.

About the Author:

Robert Kronenburg is an architect and Chair of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, School of Architecture and Building Engineering, United Kingdom. He has written for the Architects' Journal, Building Design, Architectural Design. and Fabrics Architecture and contributed to the World Encyclopedia of Vernacular Architecture edited by Paul Oliver. His books include Houses in Motion: The Genesis, History and Development of the Portable Building, Portable Architecture, FTL: Softness Movement and Light and he is editor of Transportable Environments. His most recent book, Spirit of the Machine, examines the influence of tectonics on the generation of architectural form. Professor Kronenburg is a past Fulbright fellow and in 1998 received a visiting fellowship at St.Johns College, Oxford University. His research work has received support from the Building Centre Trust, London and the Graham Foundation, Chicago and in September 2001 he took up a Leverhulme Trust fellowship to pursue research at Kyoto University, Japan. He has been a guest lecturer at universities in Europe, the Far East and the USA and contributed to a range of programmes for BBC Radio. In 1998, he was curator of the major exhibition Portable Architecture held at the Royal Institute of British Architects architecture centre and the touring exhibition Spontaneous Construction. He is curatorial advisor on the Vitra Design Museum's exhibition Living in Motion which opened in Germany in May 2002 tours Europe until 2004.

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