Refabricating Architecture: How Manufacturing Methodologies Are Poised to Transform Building Construction by Stephen KieranRefabricating Architecture: How Manufacturing Methodologies Are Poised to Transform Building Construction by Stephen Kieran

Refabricating Architecture: How Manufacturing Methodologies Are Poised to Transform Building…

byStephen Kieran, James Timberlake

Paperback | December 2, 2003

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This thought-provoking book presents a compelling argument for moving architecture from a part-by-part, linear approach to an integrated one that brings together technology, materials, and production methods. Using examples from several industries that have successfully made the change to an integrated component approach, these visionary authors lay the groundwork for a dramatic and much-needed change in the building industry.

* Packed with graphics that illustrate how and why change is needed
* Examples from the auto, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries illustrating how to improve quality while saving time and money
* Redefines the roles of architects, materials scientists, process engineers, and contractors
In 1984 Stephen Kieran, FAIA, FAAR, and James Timberlake, FAIA, FAAR founded the firm KieranTimberlake Associates LLP, located in Philadelphia. KieranTimberlake Associates LLP has been awarded 40 design awards during the past 20 years, including two Gold Medals and two Distinguished Building Awards from the American Institute of Archi...
Title:Refabricating Architecture: How Manufacturing Methodologies Are Poised to Transform Building…Format:PaperbackDimensions:175 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:December 2, 2003Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:007143321X

ISBN - 13:9780071433211

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Process Engineer and the Aesthetics of Architecture

Architecture: Art or Commodity?

The Hand and the Machine

Great Architecture


Integration - not Segregation

Tools of the Process Engineer

An Example: The Car

Result: Higher Quality

Master Building

Chapter 2: Role Reminders in the New World



Materials Scientist

Product Engineer

Chapter 3: Enabling Systems as Regulatory Structure

Enabling Communications

Information Management/Representation/Organization

Communications Examples

Chapter 4: Processes We Do Not See

Integrated Component Assembly

Modular Assembly

Grand Blocks

Sectioned Assembly

Architecture of the Joint

Chapter 5: Architecture

Lessons of Modernism

Mass Production

Mass Customization

Present Realities

Transfer Processes

Transfer Materials

Chapter 6: Mass Customization of Architecture


Building Blocks

Panel Methods

Architecture, Not Building

Case Study 1: Grand Block Method

Case Study 2: Panel Method

Chapter 7: Evolution Not Revolution

Evolutionary Architecture



Editorial Reviews

By using thoughtfully designed elements...buildings can be "produced" in less time and at less cost while remaining true to good design and the needs of the space.