The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The book provides insight into the wide range of uses of these structures, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for future development, focusing on portability, adaptability, sustainability of the built environment, and technical innovations. A wide range of designed solutions identify and define contemporary directions in design theory and practice.
With international examples throughout, this book will be of interest and value to all those involved in the areas of building design, building component manufacture and urban design.
Table of Contents
Foreword Robert Kronenburg and Filiz Klassen Theory, History and Context. Polyphilo’s Thresholds: Alternatives for Nomadic Dwelling Alberto Pérez-Gómez The Figure of the Spiral in Marcel Duchamp and Frederick Kiesler Helmut Klassen 10,000 Songs in Your Pocket; The iPod in Everyday Life Prasad Boradkar Oil and Water: Offshore Architecture Justin Beal A Generation on the Move: The Emancipatory Function of Architecture in the Radical Avant-Garde 1960-1972 Renata Hejduk Carried Away! The Spatial Pleasures of Transportability Patricia Pringle Ephemeral Landscape, Portable Dwelling; The Ice Fishing House and the Fish House Community Martha Abbott Design Transformation in Architecture and Design Chuck Hoberman Traces: The Architecture of Remembering Sarah Bonnemaison Plastic and Bamboo: Tailor-made Tent Design Marcin Padlewski Pedestrian Clip-on Foot Bridge: Making Use of Temporary City Space Andrew Furman Mobility between Heaven and Earth Meindert Versteeg Mobile Architecture and Pre-manufactured Buildings: Two Case Studies Dean Goodman Technology Transportable Environments: Technological Innovation and the Response to Change Robert Kronenburg Material Innovations: Transparent, Lightweight and Malleable Filiz Klassen Mobilized Manufacturing: The On-site Construction of Freeform Composite Shells Alejandro Ogata and Jordan Brandt Transformable and Transportable Architecture with Scissor Structures Caroline Rodriguez and John Chilton A Very Rapid Deployable Canopy System Neil Burford and Christoph Gengnagel Biological Structures and Deployable Architectural Structures Maziar Asefi Projects LOT/EK, Ada Tolla and Giuseppe Lignano Robert Kronenburg Office for Mobile Design, Jennifer Siegal Robert Kronenburg Biomimesis in Architecture: Inspiration for Next Generation Portable Buildings Semra Arslan and Arzu Gonenç Sorguc Dockable Dwelling Matias Creimer Crysalis: A Portable Personal Shelter Jessica Davies, Yvonne Cheng, Johanna Doukler and Tamsin Ford In·ter·tex·ture: Weaving Kinetic Structures Xenia F. Diente and Elise Knudson I-Home, Smart Student Living Lydia Haack Portable Performance Space George King Mobile Clinic: A Transportable Treatment Unit for Sub-Saharan Africa Piet Mazereeuw Trajectory of the Junks Janet McGaw Past Tents: A Scenographic Experiment Kaija Vogel Bibliography
Robert Kronenburg PhD RIBA is an architect and holds the Chair of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, School of Architecture, United Kingdom. His books include Houses in Motion: The Genesis, History and Development of the Portable Building, Portable Architecture, Spirit of the Machine and he is editor of Transportable Environments. Professor Kronenburg is a past Fulbright fellow and in 1998 received a visiting fellowship at St. Johns College, Oxford University. His research has received support from the Building Centre Trust, London, the Graham Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust. He curated the major exhibition Portable Architecture held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, the touring exhibition Spontaneous Construction and he was curatorial advisor on the Vitra Design Museum's exhibition Living in Motion.
Filiz Klasen, Associate Professor, Ryerson University holds a Master of Architecture degree in Architectural Design from McGill University (1990) and a Bachelor of Architecture with honors from Middle East Techinical University (1987). She has given presentations at conferences internationally in Singapore, London and New York and been guest lecturer at Delft and Ankara. Her articles were published most recently in Transportable Environments II and have also been published in academic and professional journals such as the International Journal of Art and Design and On Site Architecture Magazine. She is also an independent curator. Her most recent curation, Home: Mobile, Modular and Light, was on display as part of Digifest at Design Exchange Museum, May 2004.