Transportable Environments: Theory, Context, Design, and Technology


In this collection architects, designers, engineers and artists explore topics related to the generation and manifestation of temporary and transportable buildings and places. Their investigations provide an insight into the history and context of such buildings, the wide range of functions they fulfill today, the varied forms they take, and the concerns and ideas for future development in the field.

The essays examine both the theoretical implications and the pragmatic issues relevant to portable architecture by discussing structures including temporary classrooms for overcrowded schools, use of transportable buildings after natural disasters, and portable exhibitions, such as circus tents. This collection considers the implications and future opportunities of transportable architecture.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998