25 May '15, 12pm

Studies show that home buyers favor open floor plans for a sense of empowerment-

Studies show that home buyers favor open floor plans for a sense of empowerment-

The call for rational building design is common in the commercial office building sector: durable materials, flexibility in mechanical and electrical systems, and open space plans give tenants control and lessen the disruption of churn. But these concepts have yet to truly take hold in the U.S. residential market with the exception of a few vigorous proponents of the Open Building theory. Originally put forth by Dutch architect John Habraken, Open Building concepts create a distinction between the base building (support) and interior fit-out (infill). By disentangling support from infill, Open Building improves sustainability by strategically optimizing both the base building’s durability and energy efficiency and the occupant-controlled, adaptable infill environment.

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