How Buildings Learn – Shearing Layers

by Royd Brayshay on March 9, 2010

Last post in the six part series on Stuart Brand 1998 BBC documentary about architectural design. In this final episode Brand examines the differing rates of change applied to the: site, structure, skin, services, space plan, and stuff of any building. The insight Brand offers could apply to any long lived construction where people interact. I can think of several enterprise applications I’ve known where remarkable metamorphosis has taken place over the years. Maybe one day the journey taken by Google, Ebay or Facebook will be documented in a similar way; though perhaps we need a hundred years or more for that to be truly fascinating.

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