Integral Design for Open Building

W. Zeiler, P. Savanovic, E.M.C.J. Quanjel

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There is a growing awareness of sustainability that leads towards knowledge transfer and research between companies and the Dutch knowledge and research institutes within the building industry. The principles of the IFD (Industrial Flexible Dismountable) concept aim at an integrated approach within the design process to reach a maximum level of integration between designers from different disciplines. A newly developed method for structuring integral design processes enables design team support during designing and further stimulates exchange of ideas and concepts. This approach is tested within a professional context of a building design project. To support architects more effectively with their tasks the domain-independent integral design method was developed in the lines with Open building. This specific multi-disciplinary approach helped architecture and engineering. We think that the proposed Integral Design method is a possible solution for support of the design team in the conceptual phase of building design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 09), 24-27 August 2009, Stanford, USA
EditorsM.N. Bergendahl, M. Grimheden
Place of PublicationStanford
PublisherDesign Society
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event17th International Conference in Engineering Design (ICED 09), August 24-27, 2009, Stanford, CA, USA - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: 24 Aug 200927 Aug 2009


Conference17th International Conference in Engineering Design (ICED 09), August 24-27, 2009, Stanford, CA, USA
Abbreviated titleICED 09
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA


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