Education for an Open Architecture

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The built field - bigger than any profession and following its own laws - embodies environmental patterns and social structures of influence and responsibility, where conventions, levels of intervention, and shared themes frame our professional contributions. Both everyday and exceptional places coexist in the built field, in which designing, and innovation, are continuous processes. Teaching principles of open architecture is thus very important in helping students understand how the built field works, and how we might intervene to make it better.

Open Architecture concerns at least three main principles: change, levels of intervention, and distributed design.

How can environmental design education - around the world - do better in meeting these challenges? How are we doing and what needs to be done?

Discussion about Open Architecture and Design Exercises (pdf)


CIB Commission: Open Building Implementation

Building Futures Institute, Ball State University




: Dr. Stephen Kendall, Conference Chair; Professor of Architecture, Ball State University, Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
: Michael Gibson, Instructor in Architecture, Ball State University, Conference Co-Chair
: Dr. Jia Beisi, Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Hong King, Joint Coordinator, CIB W104
: Dr. Kazunobu Minami, Professor of Architecture, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo; Joint Coordinator, CIB W104

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