Adaptable Buildings and Houses

  • David G. CarmichaelEmail author
Part of the Management in the Built Environment book series (MABUEN)


Flexibility is seen as an important issue within modern commercial and residential buildings, as the needs and wants, real and perceived, of the inhabitants transition over time. With houses, the needs and wants of inhabitants shift in line with their lifestyle and employment/income/family/schooling situation and social factors. With buildings generally, change may come about through shifts in technology, the market and the economy. However, buildings are typically built for a single purpose, which suits the owner at the time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUNSW AustraliaSydneyAustralia

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