Transportable Environments 3

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Robert Kronenburg, Filiz Klassen
Taylor & Francis, Nov 25, 2005 - Architecture - 240 pages
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The latest volume in this popular series of books which explores the theoretical basis for temporary and transportable structures where permanence is either not possible or desirable. The book provides insight into the wide range of uses of these structures, the varied forms they take and the concerns and ideas for future development, focusing on portability, adaptability, sustainability of the built environment, and technical innovations. A wide range of designed solutions identify and define contemporary directions in design theory and practice.

With international examples throughout, this book will be of interest and value to all those involved in the areas of building design, building component manufacture and urban design.

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About the author (2005)

Robert Kronenburg PhD RIBA is an architect and holds the Chair of Architecture at the University of Liverpool, School of Architecture, United Kingdom. His books include Houses in  Motion: The Genesis, History and Development of the Portable Building, Portable Architecture, Spirit of the Machine and he is editor of Transportable Environments. Professor Kronenburg is a past Fulbright fellow and in 1998 received a visiting fellowship at St. Johns College, Oxford University. His research has received support from the Building Centre Trust, London, the Graham Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust. He curated the major exhibition Portable Architecture held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, the touring exhibition Spontaneous Construction and he was curatorial advisor on the Vitra Design Museum's exhibition Living in Motion.

Filiz Klasen, Associate Professor, Ryerson University holds a Master of Architecture degree in Architectural Design from McGill University (1990) and a Bachelor of Architecture with honors from Middle East Techinical University (1987). She has given presentations at conferences internationally in Singapore, London and New York and been guest lecturer at Delft and Ankara. Her articles were published most recently in Transportable Environments II and have also been published in academic and professional journals such as the International Journal of Art and Design and On Site Architecture Magazine. She is also an independent curator. Her most recent curation, Home: Mobile, Modular and Light, was on display as part of Digifest at Design Exchange Museum, May 2004.

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