Open Building

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Recent Publications




  • Loose Fit Architecture: Designing Buildings for Change, AD (Architectural Design) Magazine, Guest Editor Alex Lifschutz. 05 – Vol 87- 2017

Related websites of architecture office practicing open building

John Habraken

  • Habraken, John. The Appearance of the Form: Four Essays on the Position Designing Takes between People and Things (Kindle edition). Ebook (Amazon, etc.), (1988)
  • Habraken, John. The Structure of the Ordinary: Form and Control in the Built Environment. MIT Press, (1998)
  • Habraken, John. Palladio’s Children. Taylor and Francis, (2005)
  • Habraken, John. Conversations with Form: A Workbook for Students of Architecture. Routledge, (2014)

Websites of John Habraken

Japanese Open Building

  • Minami, Kazunobu. “The Efforts to Develop Longer Life Housing with Adaptability in Japan.” SBE16 Tallinn and Helsinki Conference: Build Green and Renovate Deep, 5-7 October, 2016. Proceedings (Elisevier)

Open Building Conference

Stephen Kendall

  • Kendall, Stephen. “Four Decades of Open Building Implementation: Realizing Individual Agency in Architectural Infrastructures Designed to Last” in AD
  • Kendall, Stephen, “The Next Wave in Housing Personalization: Customized Residential Fit-out.“ in Mass Customization and Personalization in Architecture and Construction. (editors: Piroozfar and Piller). Taylor and Francis, (2013)
  • Kendall, Stephen. “Hospitals on the Time Axis: Trends in the Real World and Implications for Architectural Education,” HERD (Health Environments Research and Design Journal) Volume 4, Number 4, Vendome Group. (Pgs. 130-142) (2011)
  • Kendall, Stephen. “Open Building: Healthcare Architecture on the Time Axis”, in Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, (editors) Guenther, Robin and Vittori, Gail. Wiley and Sons, New York, (2008)
  • Kendall, Stephen and Teicher, Jonathan. Residential Open Building, Spon, (2000)
  • Kendall, Stephen. "Open Building: An Approach to Sustainable Architecture". Journal of Urban Technology, December (1999)

Stephen Kendall website: Open Building Studies, Reports and Lectures, General Publshed and unpublished Papers and Open Building for Healthcare.