Open Building Degital Booklet

CIB W104 is now preparing for a Booklet including many Open Building examples from all over the world. While waiting for the publication, we provide a part of the booklet on this website.
(Responsible Person: Prof. JIA Beisi)

Open Building Booklet (updated on Jul.1, 2009) →Download: PDF File (8,844KB)


Available Papers


• Ogawa, H., Fukao, S., Yamazaki, S., Kobayashi, K., Kadowaki, K., Minami, S. 2006, Development of a New Elevator Addition System for Aged Residential Buildings, Proceedings of the Joint CIB, Tensinet, IASS International Conference on Adaptability in Design and Construction "adaptables 2006", Vol. 1, pp. 149-154 →Download: PDF File (752KB)

• Kadowaki, K., Fukao, S. 2005, Factors in the Plumbed Installations Positioning in Multi-unit Residential Buildings, Proceedings of the 2005 Would Sustainable Building Conference in Tokyo "Action for Sustainability" (CD-ROM) →Download: PDF File (851KB)

• Ogawa, H., Kadowaki, K., Fukao, S. 2005, Actual Conditions of Elevators Adddition to the Aged Public Housing in Japan and a Proposal of an Altanative Method, Proceedings of the 2005 Would Sustainable Building Conference in Tokyo "Action for Sustainability" (CD-ROM) →Download: PDF File (1,575KB)

• Kadowaki, K., Fukao, S. 2004, Relationships and Causal Structure among Building Design Parameters of Dwelling Unit in Multi-unit Residential Building, Proceedings of the Conference of the CIB W104 Open Building Implementation "Open Building and Sustainable Environment" (CD-ROM) →Download: PDF File (86KB)

• Minami, K., 2004, Continuity and Regeneration of the Orders in City Space, Journal of Architecture and Building Science, The Architectural Institute of Japan, Vol. 119, No. 1520, pp. 50-53 →Download: PDF File (1,447KB)

• Minami, K., 2004, The Whole Life Cost of Post Offices Based on a Survey of Actual Conditions and Consideration of Investment Correction, Journal of Facilities Management, Henry Stewart Publications, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 382-407 →Download: PDF File (818KB)

• Kadowaki, K., Fukao, S., Arahira, T. 2003, Regeneration with Dwelling Unit Enlargement of Public Housing in Japan, Proceedings of the Conference of the CIB W104 Open Building Implementation "Dense Living Urban Structures", pp. 267-275 →Download: PDF File (971KB)

• Kadowaki, K., Fukao, S. et al. 2000, Quantitative Evaluation Method of the Capacity of Skeletons used in SI Housing, Proceedings of the Conference of the CIB W104 Open Building Implementation "Continuous Customization in Housing" (CIB Report Publication 254), pp. 133-140 →Download: PDF File (507KB)


Open Building Bibliographies


• Carp, John. Keyenburg: A Pilot Project. Stichting Architecten Research, Eindhoven, 1985.

• Cuperus, Ype, and Kapteijns, Joop. "Open Building Strategies in Post War Housing Estates". Open House International, vol. 18, no.2, 1993.

• Fukao, Seiichi. "Century Housing System: Background and Status Report". Open House International. vol 12., no 2, 1987.

• Habraken, N. John. "Quality and Quantity: The Industrialization of Housing". Forum XVIII. no.2, 1964.

• Habraken, N. John. "Room for Man". Amsterdam 6-9, September, 1967.

• Habraken, N. John. "Netherlands: The Perfect Barracks and the Support Revolution". Interbuild - arena, October, 1967.

• Habraken, N. John. "Housing - The Act of Dwelling". The Architect's Journal, May, 1968.

• Habraken, N. John. "Supports' Responsibilities and Posibilities". The Architectural Association Quarterly. Winter, 1968/69.

• Habraken, N. John. "Involving People in the Housing Process". RIBA Journal, Nov. 1972.

• Habraken, N. John. Supports, An Alternative to Mass Housing, The Architectural Press, London, 1972. (first published in Dutch, 1963)

• Habraken, N. John. Three R's for Housing, Scheltema & Holkema, Amsterdam, 1970.

• Habraken, N. John. Variations: The Systematic Design of Supports. MIT Press, 1976.

• Habraken, N. John. "Architecture and Agreement: A Report on Research for New Design Methods". Kenchiku Bunka, April, 1987.

• Habraken, N. John. "The Uses of Levels". Keynote Address, UNESCO Regional Seminar on Shelter for the Homeless, Seoul, 1988.

• Habraken, N. John. "An Efficient Response to User's Individual Preferences". Housing Design 2000 Conference, Singapore, September, 1992.

• Habraken, N. John. "Support and Infill: Design and Implementation". Housing Seminar, National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan, ROC, 1994.

• Habraken, N. John. "The Open Building Approach: Examples and Principles". Housing Seminar, Taipai, ROC, 1994.

• Habraken, N. John. "Cultivating the Field: About an Attitude when Making Architecture." Places, Volume 9, Number 1, 1994.

• Hasegawa, A. (ed) NEXT 21. SD Special Edition 25, Kajima Publishing, 1994.

• Kendall, Stephen H. "The Netherlands: Distinguishing Support and Infill." Architecture. October, 1986.

• Kendall, Stephen H. "Rethinking Housing: Lessons from the Netherlands". Automation in Housing and Manufactured Home Dealer. November, 1986.

• Kendall, Stephen H. Shell/Infill: A Technical Study of a New Strategy for 2x4 Housebuilding. MIT Department of Architecture/DHP Working Paper, 1986.

• Kendall, Stephen H. (editor) special issue, Open House International. "Changing Patterns in Japanese Housing"., vol.12, no 2., 1987.

• Kendall, Stephen H. "Shell/Infill: A Technical Study of a New Strategy for 2x4 Housebuilding". Open House International. vol. 15, no.1, 1990.

• Kendall, Stephen H. (with David MacFadyen) "Marketing and Cost Deferral Benefits of Just-in-Time Units". Units (National Apartment Association, Washington, DC), March, 1993.

• Kendall, Stephen H. "Open Stock". The Construction Specifier, May, 1993.

• Kendall, Stephen H. "Open Building for Housing". Progressive Architecture, November, 1993.

• Kendall, Stephen H. "The Entangled American House". Blueprints (National Building Museum, Washington, DC), vol 12, no 1, Winter, 1994.

• Kendall, Stephen H. Open Building: Report on Study Trips to Japan and the Netherlands. Technology and Economics, Silver Spring, MD., 1994.

• Kendall, Stephen H. Developments Toward Open Building In Japan. Privately published and distributed 75 page report by the author, November 1995.

• Kendall, Stephen H. "Europe's 'Matura Infill System' Quickly Routes Utilities for Custom Remodeling". Automated Builder, May, 1996.

• Kendall, Stephen H. "Open Building: A New Multifamily Housing Paradigm". Urban Land, November, 1996.

• Tatsumi, Kazuo, & Takada, Mitsuo. "Two Step Housing System". Open House International, Changing Patterns in Japanese Housing, v.12, no.2, 1987.

• Toshi-Jutaku Special Edition: "Supports and Detachable Units." September, 1972. (in Japanese)

• Toshi-Jutaku Special Edition: "Open Housing". January, 1979. (in Japanese)

• Utida, Yositika. "Aiming for a Flexible Architecture", GA Japan 06, January - February, 1994. (in Japanese)

• Utida, Yositika. Open Systems in Building Production. Shokoku-sha Publishers, Tokyo, 1977. (in Japanese)

• van der Werf, Frans. "Molenvliet - Wilgendonk: Experimental Housing Project, Papendrecht, The Netherlands". The Harvard Architectural Review. Vol.1, Spring, 1980.

• van der Werf, Frans. Open Ontwerpen. Uitgeverij 010, Rotterdam, 1993.

• Vreedenburg, E. (ed) Entangled Building...?, Werkgroep OBOM, Delft, 1992.
(Translated into Japanese by Seiji Sawada and Yujiro Kaneko, 1995)

• Yagi, Koji (ed) Process Architecture 112: Collective Housing in Holland: "Renovation by Open Building System". September, 1993.

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