Designing for use is something often overlooked by designers. What happens once the design is in the hands of actual people?
Stewart Brand takes a long look at design AFTER it’s implemented – in this case, the design of buildings. Does ‘form follow function?’
6-part, 3-hour BBC Documentary. Based on Brand’s book. Music by Brian Eno. From 1997.
Posted in its entirety on Google. Part one above. For part two thru six, go here.
‘The building is a work of kinetic architecture a cube that opens expands and morphs according to the building use. The building is potentially different every time someone visits.’
Jorge Fontan’s conceptual design for the Franz Kafka Cultura Centrum in Prague.
‘This approach is a way of asking questions and changing public response to the significance of commercial buildings in the suburban environment.’
Back in the 1970s, architectural firm SITE created some great facades for the BEST retail chain as part of what was titled The Peeling Project. Sacramento was home to the ‘earthquake’ variant (pictured). The pushed out slab could be moved as necessary to reveal the front entrance.