Publications / 2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland

Open Building as a Condition for Industrial Construction

N. John Habraken
Pages 37-42 (2003 Proceedings of the 20th ISARC, Eindhoven, Holland, ISBN 978-90-6814-574-8, ISSN 2413-5844)

Open Building advocates the direct relation between industrial manufacturing and the user / inhabitant. To make the industry-consumer relationship possible, base-buildings must offer space available for user controlled fit-out. To date, a fairly large number of experimental projects have been executed on a global scale. They demonstrate the potential of the approach. A re-distribution of design control involving all professional parties in the building industry is implied. To open this market, economic, legal, political, and bureaucratic policies must adapt.

Keywords: Housing, systematization, industrialization, user control, design distribution