Back to the future : integral open building design

W. Zeiler, P. Savanovic

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To improve the outcome of the building process it is very important to look at the main areas for striving towards improvements. Although these areas are interdependent the path to success starts with the design process. Therefore there is a strong urge for better design methods and tools. Although it is interesting to look into new design methods of other disciplines, we think it is also good and maybe even better to look in the developments of our own discipline from the past which might be forgotten by some of us in their strive to innovation. Such design approach might be open building. The "thinking in levels" approach of Open building was introduced into the building industry to improve the design and decision process by structuring them at different levels of abstraction. The paper will deal explicitly with the added value of an open building approach to shape the future built environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIASDR 2009
EditorsS. Kim, L. Chen
Place of PublicationSeoul
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 IASDR International Design Research Conference - COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Oct 200922 Oct 2009


Conference2009 IASDR International Design Research Conference
Abbreviated titleIASDR 2009
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
Other"Design: Rigor & Relevance"
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