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The Resource Architecture in motion : the history and development of portable building, Robert Kronenburg

Architecture in motion : the history and development of portable building, Robert Kronenburg

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Architecture in motion : the history and development of portable building
Title
Architecture in motion
Title remainder
the history and development of portable building
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kronenburg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Architecture in Motion explores the genre of portable, transportable, demountable and temporary architecture. Moving buildings are among the earliest artefacts created by man, and yet they have a persisting relevance that enables a Bedouin tent to exist in the same world as a 90,000-ton aircraft carrier. The third edition of this definitive study examines the development of the moveable building from prehistory to the present day. From familiar vernacular models such as the tent, mobile home and houseboat, to developments in military and construction engineering, all aspects of portable architecture are considered. The impact of innovative technology on the creation of portable architecture and its influence on static and permanent building design is explored. The book makes comparisons between current, commercially available products and the work of innovative designers. It explores the philosophical and technological issues raised by contemporary, experimental and futuristic prototypes, and examines the suitability to purpose of portable building solutions in shelter after disaster situations. Key examples of contemporary portable buildings are examined to reveal the exciting, innovative. A greater understanding of the nature of transitory architecture could result in a new, ecologically aware design strategy that prioritises buildings that 'tread lightly on the earth' and still convey the sense of identity and community necessary for an established responsible society. This book offers readers a unique insight into this continuously important field of design"--Provided by publisher
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StDuBDS
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Kronenburg, Robert.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Buildings, Portable
  • Buildings, Temporary
  • Architecture
Label
Architecture in motion : the history and development of portable building, Robert Kronenburg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-313) and index
Control code
72016324691
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9780415676380
Lccn
2012041356
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Architecture in motion : the history and development of portable building, Robert Kronenburg
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-313) and index
Control code
72016324691
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
x, 318 pages
Isbn
9780415676380
Lccn
2012041356
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

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