Open Architecture as a Step Towards Sustainable Architecture
Behzad Mirzaei Yeganeh
The second research conference of Islamic Azad University, Dolatabad Branch, Isfahan, 2010
Open architecture is a method to create a flexible architecture that can adapt to changing conditions of living patterns or changes in land use. In this method, the building's design is divided into two main parts: the interiors that may change over time and the base building, which is the bedrock that can respond to various changes in the internal structure and changes in the long run in technology and installation subdivisions. The main issue in this design method is how to design the environment and buildings that are both long-lasting and adapt to changes (to meet individuals' needs)?
The demolition and renovation methods to meet today's needs consumes a lot of resources and impose a considerable burden on the environment. Some measures increase the building's useful life in the open building method while meeting changing needs. By utilizing this method, steps can be taken to achieve sustainable architecture.
In this study, by examining case studies, we have concluded that the principles of creating a free building are entirely consistent with the goals of architectural sustainability.