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id ddss9469
authors Nutt, Bev
year 1994
title The Decisions of Facility Adaption
source Second Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture & Urban Planning (Vaals, the Netherlands), August 15-19, 1994
summary Obsolescence in buildings is driven today by functional, locational and financial factors rather than by physical deterioration alone. As a result, it is no longer reasonable to expect that new building stock will remain within its originally designed class of use throughout its effective life. It is also optimistic to assume that 'change of use' adaptions, once made, will not be subject to further changes in due course. In these circumstances, the conventional notion of designing for a particular 'building type' must be questioned. The paper will describe current research into the adaptability potential of buildings, particularly the development of decision protocols to evaluate options for the adaption of vacant building stock to different uses. Speculative suggestions will be advanced concerning the probable impact of the research and on urban planning and building design.
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