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Pensou em Obra Magazine

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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 … Continue reading

Menu of Opportunities

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Become an Adaptable Futures Group Member or Partner! The goal is to build a community of researchers and practitioners interested in transforming our built environment through the engagement with and practice of Adaptability and Sustainability as strategic, complementary concepts. The … Continue reading

Book Adaptable Architecture

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Adaptable Architecture: Theory and Practice y Robert Schmidt III and Simon Austin. Adaptable Architecture provides thought-provoking and inquisitive insights into how we can prolong the useful life of buildings by designing them to be more adaptable, and hence create a more … Continue reading

Pop-up Pianos in NYC

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In its second year, 88 pianos ‘popped up’ this summer around NYC prompting spontaneous stages, concerts and engagements from people of all ages and walks of life.  Sing for Hope, a non-profit organization, whose mission is for all New Yorkers … Continue reading

AF wins new funding

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The AF project won new funding to take the next step in testing the implementation of the toolkit with design practices in the UK, Denmark and Japan.  Design practices include FAT, 3D Reid, Buro Happold, Assistant, and Vankunsten.  The work … Continue reading

AF in Copenhagen at ICED

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Simon Austin presented the paper, “Understanding Adaptability through layer dependencies” at the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design, 15 -18 August 2011 in Copenhagen.

Chat w/ William Fawcett, Cambridge Architectural Research

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William Fawcett of Cambridge Architectural Research visited Loughborough on Tuesday and shared his work that he has been doing on lifecycle options.  William’s work explores measuring and putting value on flexibility through simple simulation models.  The work defines a space’s … Continue reading

Leicester waterside event

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Today James, Graham and Simon attended an event in Leicester’s waterside, organised by Ash Sakula architects. Ash Sakula and their development partners, Blueprint, were one of the successful entrants in our recent design competition. Their winning entry focused on exploring … Continue reading