Adaptable versus lightweight design of transitory dwellings

Wim Debacker, Caroline Henrotay, Willy De Wilde, Hendrik Hendrickx

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Optimisation of structures and materials is a justifiably popular engineering topic. Contemporary research is concentrated, among other, into cost minimisation, structural efficiency and intelligence, in compliance with environmental and social preservation. This paper puts the accent on the time dependent aspect of constructions, such as the life cycle cost, the possibility to make (non-) structural changes and recycle or reuse of building material. In search of an optimisation of this dynamic efficiency of constructions, a design strategy has been developed at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (dept. MeMC & ARCH). A logical question arises: can both types of optimization coexist? The answer is given trough a realistic case study: transitory dwellings.
Keywords: adaptable, reuse, lightweight, optimization, transitory dwelling
Originele taal-2English
TitelManagement of natural resources, sustainable development and ecological hazards
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-84564-048-4
StatusPublished - dec 2006
EvenementUnknown - Stockholm, Sweden
Duur: 21 sep 200925 sep 2009

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