1.    Introduction


2.    The context


2.1     The concept of "social cost" as a factor that concerns the sustainable production and use of the built space

2.2     The established and the "holistic" approach

2.3     The paradigm of the living world and the theoretical framework of the "complex dynamic systems"

2.4     The "integrated building systems" considered as methods of wide applicability

2.5     The "holistic" approach at the level of producers' organization


3     Features of integrated building systems


- High variability in the design of the built space

- Maintenance of high variability in different scales

- Integration of different systems of the building

- "Emergent" properties

- Developmental production procedures based on information reusability

- Reduction of the social cost of the building project

- Reduction of the consumption of both material and energy resources

- Versatility of the built space

- Exploitation of the potential of available production technology

- Possibility of high-quality architectural space production


4     Open proposal for activation on integrated building


4.1     General description

4.2     Formulation

4.2.1     General Objective

4.2.2     Programmatic Objectives

4.2.3     General Directions

4.2.4     Activities

4.2.5     Management of real case studies

4.3     Questionnaire


5     Academic and research projects in the field of integrated building systems


5.1     "A System of Residence Space Construction"

5.2     "Sustainable Architecture: The awarded study of Athens' Olympic Village by D. Papanikolaou as a case study"

5.3     "Some thoughts concerning the approach of Dimitris Papanikolaou to the design, the construction, and the usage of the built space"


6.    References to specific integrated building systems


6.1     Urbankit

6.2     The ERTEK building system


7.    References to production units which could support the development of integrated building systems


8.    Bibliography and websites


8.1     Sustainability and economic growth

8.1.1     Criticism to the economic growth paradigm which results in resources' exhaustion

8.1.2     The economy as a complex system and the concept of sustainability

8.1.3     Alternative paradigms of organization of the economy


8.2     Sustainable design

8.2.1     Introduction & websites

8.2.2     Paradigms of the living world in sustainable designing

8.2.3     "Integration" with the physical environment:  Urban scale sustainable designing     Paolo Soleri: Arcosanti     New Urbanism     Carfree Cities

8.2.4     Sustainable building techniques     Materials     Exploitation of geothermal energy     Green Roofs     City Farming


8.3     The concept of "integration" in the framework of "complex systems"

8.3.1     The theory of complex systems

8.3.2     Principles of design within the framework of complex systems

8.3.3     Kinetic Design


8.4     The "language" paradigm in designing

8.4.1     "Pattern Language"

8.4.2     Combination of the "language" approach with living world paradigms


8.5     Integration in the production environment

8.5.1     Network production organization

8.5.2     The "Open Source" paradigm

8.5.3     Virtual Enterprises

8.5.4     Social Capital

8.5.5     Study of forms of "integration" of the production within the framework of "complex systems"


9.    Concepts


9.1        Social cost

9.2        Cost of information

9.3        Development

9.4        Evolution

9.5        Emergent properties

9.6        Variability and complexity

9.7        Adaptability

9.8        Epistasis: synergy and antagonism

9.9        Network Organization

9.10      Integration

9.11          Sustainability

9.12          Self-organization

9.13          Parallelization