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Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent: Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature

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Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely, viewing any subsequent alterations as unintended effects or the results of degeneration. The ideal is for a piece of architecture to remain permanently perfect and complete. This contrasts sharply with reality where changes take place as people move in, requirements change, events happen, and building materials ...

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Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent: Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature
2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415741507

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Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent: Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature
2015, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415741491

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