The AF team will facilitate an event introducing the AF framework for understanding adaptability of buildings and specific design strategies, scenarios and solutions for increasing the longevity and sustainability of our built environment. The goal is to encourage designers to think beyond the stereotypes of what constitutes adaptability in buildings. Evidence from case studies and interviews with industry stakeholders will be used to demonstrate good practice and common pitfalls when designing for change.
Delegates will receive a compact card version of the Adaptable Futures toolkit developed by Loughborough University, containing: methods to communicate and engage with clients, including briefing exercises and conceptual diagrams; design resources for adaptability, for example guidelines and change scenarios; and approaches to assessing adaptability in buildings, such as change propagation and quantification. Delegates will explore, through facilitated exercises, how the tools can be appropriated to suit a practice’s briefing and design processes.