Ephemeral/portable architecture, Volume 68, Issues 9-12

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 22, 1998 - Architecture - 96 pages
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A compilation of essays by leading practitioners in the field of tensile and related structures.The portable architecture movement is an international and fast-developing phenomenon, taking its source from the nomadic lifestyle of ancient communities and adding to it the technology of the modern world. This superb collection of essays and projects by acclaimed practitioners investigates the portable structure movement, drawing on residential, leisure, business and industrial examples.Robert Kronenburg (Liverpool, England) is a professor at the School of Architecture & Building Engineering at the University of Liverpool.

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ROBERT KRONENBURG is an architect and senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Building Engineering at the University of Liverpool, UK. A Fulbright fellow, he has been a guest lecturer at universities across Europe and the USA. He has contributed to a range of programmes for BBC Radio, and has written for Architectural Design, The Architects' Journal, Building Design and Fabrics Architecture. His books include Houses in Motion (Wiley-Academy, 1995; 2nd Edition, 2002), FTL: Softness Movement and Light (Wiley-Academy, 1997) and Portable Architecture (Architectural Press, 2000), and he is editor of Transportable Environments (E & FN Spon/Routledge, 1998). In 1998 he was curator of the major exhibition 'Portable Architecture' held at the RIBA architecture centre, London, UK, and of the touring exhibition 'Spontaneous Construction'.

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