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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14.05.21

Pensou em Obra Magazine

We were invited to the Brazilian Magazine ‘Pensou em Obra to write about Adaptability.

During the quarantine period, buildings such as football stadiums, for example, became temporary field hospitals to assist in relieving the health system. It prompted a fundamental question of ‘How do we effectively adapt our current infrastructure especially large-scale buildings to better respond to fluid healthcare needs during extreme hazard situations, whether a pandemic, war or climate change?