Symphony: a flexible system for sustainable building
2003 (English)In: Dense Living Urban Structures: Proceedings of The International conference on Open Building in Hong Kong, 2003Conference paper (Refereed)
Buildings are not meant to be static objects in time; they should be allowed to evolve together with the city. While three-dimensional flexibility is of uttermost importance it is equally important that movement is allowed along the time axis. Future changes should be incorporated in the buildings erected today. This article is to present Symphony, a concept that makes way for:
- optimisation of the construction technology to minimize production time, material waste and global environmental impact as well as significantly improving the total economy.
- buildings with components and material combinations that can literally be dismounted and reused or recycled.
- an internal space that is possible to reconstruct for future requirements since the construction system makes the plan highly flexible and variable.
The use of multi-floor vertical light weight building elements offers fast assembly and dismounting. Furthermore the façade elements are completely finished on the outside and finished till gypsum board on the inside including windows and all the vertical installations. With time, they can easily be replaced by a glass façade, for example to hold offices. The concept is highly focused on cost effectiveness since the right price will facilitate the sustainable way of building.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Multi-family houses, integrated construction systems, sustainable buildings, costeffective buildings, lightweight constructions
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6813OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6813DiVA: diva2:11628
QC 201009062007-02-272007-02-272010-09-06Bibliographically approved