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BUILDING FOR 21st CENTURY SCIENCE

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di Michael CrosbiePaul NurseJohn Tooze

BUILDING FOR 21st CENTURY SCIENCE. Mitchell | Giurgola Architects

Building for 21st Century Science examines how changing pedagogies in science education and research are reflected in the buildings that house them. The book presents case studies, with a Foreword by a distinguished research scientist. The Foreword speaks to the trend among the scientific community to engage in inter-disciplinary research in collaborative work settings. Examples are drawn from the work of Mitchell|Giurgola Architects and reflect the complex interactions among technology, diverse areas of investigation, collaboration and amenity. The book examines the critical role that architecture can play in synthesising them. Many science facilities were constructed during the mid-twentieth century, a period characterised by brutalist buildings that are often cold, inaccessible and inhumane. Laboratories in these facilities are not conducive to flexibility and change over time. Classrooms are frequently dark, organised for the sage on the stage and do not encourage group interaction. Many of these buildings have now outlived their useful lives and are due for substantial refurbishment or outright replacement.

Veste editoriale: Brossura
Formato: 23×23
Pagine: 192
Immagini a colori-b/n: 217
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2013

ISBN: 9781908967312