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How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand
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Aug 09, 07

it was amazing
Recommended for: anyone who has ever spent any time in a building

this was probably the most influential book i read while in architecture school (aside from Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland). Brand reminds us that the number one way to create a sustainable environment is to make it adaptable. He argues that the best buildings are buildings that change with the times. Warehouses are an excellent example. They can become almost anything, from manufacturing plants to high-end condos. a very thoughtful and well-written book.
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