Portable buildings have been in use since ancient times but only recently have their architectural qualities been appreciated. In many cases the mobile element of the building solution has not only been the driving force in the creation of the form and image, but also the main reason for the design's functional success. This book examines the development of portable architecture by the examination of, mainly, contemporary built examples and explores the constructional and functional diversity of the type. Topical Part of New Technology Series Considerable research and development in this area
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RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP
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