Why do certain buildings last hundreds of years and others mere decades?

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The adaptable futures research group at Loughborough University unpacks adaptability in detail looking at the complex web of dependencies that induce, hinder, and accommodate change. The work includes designing for adaptability, flexibility and the adaptive reuse of our building stock and urban spaces.
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Designing for the Future – Khoury Architecture interview

In a world characterized by rapid change and evolving needs, architecture must embrace the challenge of creating spaces that can flex and evolve alongside our societies. In this interview, we engage in a dialogue with Robert Schmidt III, an expert from Adaptable Futures at Loughborough University, to delve into the realm of “Design for Adaptability.” Schmidt sheds light on the principles, challenges, and significant implications of this forward-thinking architectural approach. He elaborates on how this method not only enhances a building’s ability to accommodate evolving demands but also holds the key to a sustainable future by minimizing the wasteful practice of frequent demolitions and rebuilds (Written by Danielle Khoury Gregorio).

The full interview is available here: https://www.khouryarquitetura.com/designingforthefuture