Residential buildings are still based on conventional construction process where components and subsystems are parts of closed-static systems, based on fixed connections and mixed functions. Uncontrolled overlapping of different functions in the building structure creates a strong dependency conditions between building layout and technical systems. Labyrinth of interfaces and fixed joints create complex relations between elements, and don't support transformations. The design of building structure as integrated, flexible and demountable systems configuration will determine a systems disassembly and deconstruction rather than demolition. Systems configuration based on independent and exchangeable components and subsystems applied for more permanent building parts (load-bearing structure, partitions and façade) may become the solution for the new dynamics in residential building life, applying flexible and demountable (IFD) systems configuration for the different levels of technical integration, with the special emphases on the potential benefit of
CitationNikolic, J. Configuration design of collective housing building structure - IFD systems configuration. A: International Conference on Structures and Architecture. "Structures and Architecture: New concepts, applications and challenges". Guimaraes: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis / Balkema, 2013, p. 1743-1749.
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