OPEN BUILDING IN PRACTICE

THE BASIC ORGANIZATION OF OPEN BUILDING

 
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The practice of Open Building divides the aspects of building and community development into distinct levels. These levels relate to both the anticipated rates of change in the built environment and to the different stakeholders involved at each scale of decision-making and use. Levels 1 and 2 relate to community-scale design and planning decisions. Levels 3 through 5 apply to the organization of individual buildings within the community.

 

SCALABLE STEPS THAT CAN BE APPLIED TO ALL PROJECTS

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Disentangling

Identify which elements belong in each Level. Within each Level, disentangle the individual elements.

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Prioritizing

Prioritize the disentangled elements by anticipated rates of change within and between Levels.

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Strategizing

Develop adaptable frameworks for decisionmaking based on the prioritized disentangled elements.

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Analysis

Perform capacity studies to assess the effectiveness of the adaptable frameworks. Refine as needed.

WHO’S IT FOR

OWNERS

OWNERS

RESEARCHERS

RESEARCHERS

PRACTITIONERS

PRACTITIONERS

REGULATORS

REGULATORS