April 13-15, 2023, Boston
Council on Open Building 2023 Conference for Resiliency and Sustainability in Our Building Practices, themed "Beyond Single Use: Open Building, Architecture, and Urban Design," includes sessions of Open Building principles, transitioning across occupancy types, multi-use zoning, overcoming regulatory barriers, and more. Please keep click "here" for following or contact Dr. Joshua D. Lee (jdlee2@andrew.cmu.edu).

May 20th, 2022, Online
Council on Open Building is offering a series of four WEBINARS. The first one focuses on OPEN BUILDING FOR STUDY. The moderator, John Dale, is co-founder of the Council along with Stephen Kendall. Registration for the webinar from May 2nd, 2022 on the "Registration" and see the "poster" for details. Welcome!

November 30, 2021
New book "Residential Architecture as Infrastructure -- Open Building in Practice" edited by Professor Stephen Kendall is up! For detailed information please check the "Publications" page.

June 27-30th, 2022, Melbourne
Calling for full paper submission for the W104 Open Building Implementation in CIB congress.
Deadline: December 17, 2021
Please select Open building: the key to a regenerative housing stock (W104) for paper submission
Please visit here for the conference information !

November 24th, 2020, 9:00 am - 11: 00pm (SA Time)
OPEN BUILDING AND APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY -- On-line workshop in Pretoria, South Africa
REGISTER HERE for online address (FREE!)
For details please refer to here!

Jun. 17-20, 2019
23rd Open Building Conference held in conjunction with the CIB World Congress in Hong Kong 2019
Please visit to the conference information for more understanding!

Dec. 6-8, 2018
22nd Open Building for Resilient Cities Conference in Los Angeles, 2018
For more details, Please visit to the conference information!

Sep. 3-7, 2017
A Special Session and Business meeting, held in conjunction with UIA 2017 in Seoul, 2017
Please also download the conference notes here!

Dec. 29, 2016
Please kindly be reminded that the deadline for abstract submission for the next OB conference in Seoul 2017 is postponed to Jan. 5, 2017.
Please note that your abstract should be submitted to "Special Session - Subject 1. Open Building Implementation (Architecture for the Future)".
More details please refer to the official website of UIA congress: http://www.uia2017seoul.archi/paper/e_paper_01.asp#e_par_01_s

Jul. 13, 2015
The latest texts on OB history written by Prof. Stephen KENDALL is up!

Apr. 4, 2015
The Flyer of Open Building Conference 2015 at ETH Zürich is up!
For more details, Please visit to the Conference website!

Mar. 15, 2012
The Website of 18th International Conference in Beijing from Nov. 19th to 21st is up!

Nov. 6, 2010
The Website of 2011 International Conference in Boston is up!

Jun. 15, 2009
New information of an architectural workshop "Adaptable Systems" in London and Tokyo hosted by Toh Shimazaki Architecture.

Sep. 16, 2009
Watch out! The deadline of the Abstruct Submission for 2010 International Conference is Oct. 30 of 2009!

Sep. 16, 2009
New Article was posted to "Students' Works" page!

Jul. 1, 2009
Information on TWO NEW EVENTS of Open Building was posted!

1) CIB World Congress
     Special Track for W104

     >>> Congress Website
     >>> Call for Papers

2) 2010 International Conference:

     >>> Conference Website
     >>> Conference Details
     >>> Student Competition

Jun. 15, 2009
Prof. JIA Beisi's Open Building Booklet was updated!

Jun. 15, 2009
Added a New Link to the CIB W104 International Conference in 2009!

Sep. 25, 2008
The latest poster of EOA Conference was posted!

Jan. 21, 2008
The latest circular about the next Open Building conference and Design Competition was posted!

Dec. 21, 2007
A new conference on Open Building "Education for Open Architecture", which will be held October 19-22, 2008 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, USA, was announced! This conference will be 2008 annual CIB W104 Commission meeting.

Aug. 20, 2007
CIB W104 is now preparing for a Booklet including many Open Building examples from all over the world. While waiting for the publication, we provide a part of the booklet on this website. (Responsible Person: Prof. JIA Beisi)

Aug. 06, 2007
Information on the New Conference on Sustainable Northern Shelter in a World of Diminishing Resources

Jun. 26, 2007
CALL FOR PAPERS:International Conference of CIB and Tokyo Metropolitan University, Building Stock Activation 2007, Nov. 5-8 2007, Tokyo, Japan
→Conference Website
→Call for Papers in English
→Call for Papers in Japanese

Jun. 25, 2007
A Happy New Year !
Added the Announcement on a New CIB WC Construction Materials Stewardship.

Oct. 17, 2006
An International Conference "Building Stock Activation 2007", which is co-hosted by CIB and 4-Met Center of Tokyo Metropolitan University led by Prof. Seiichi FUKAO (W104 Member), will be held in November 2007 in Tokyo. This conference is inviting many papers concerned with Activation or Regeneration of Existing Building Stock. More Information is available at www.4-met.org/bsa07/

Aug. 30, 2006
Added a new link to the "SOLIDS" which is one of the latest Residential Open Building under development by Het Oosten.

Aug. 12, 2006
Watch out!! CIB World Congress 2007 has officially been moved to the week of 14-18 May 2007!
→ Download: Notification of Change of Dates by CIB (PDF File)
→ Download: Brochure of CIB World Building Conference 2007 (PDF File)

Aug. 12, 2006
Added Downloadable Papers to the "Bibliographies" page.

Aug. 7, 2006
Added new information on the Japanese edition of "Residential Open Building" to the "Publications" page.

Aug. 1, 2006
New information on the book "Homeworks®: A New American Townhouse" written by Professor Stephen Kendall was added to the "Publications" page.

Jul. 31, 2006
New information on World Building Congress May 21-25 2007 in Cape Town, South Africa was added.
Please look for all details at the official CIB World Conference Website: www.cib2007.com

Jul. 18, 2006
Added new information on Professor Habraken's most recent book "Palladio's Children" to the "Publications" page.

Apr. 05, 2006
Two pioneering projects on Residential Open Building will be presented at the Adaptabels2006 Conference in Eindhoven. See the FLYER on these two case studies.

Feb. 22, 2006
The deadline of Abstracts for CIB W104 Annual Conference "Adaptables2006" was extended to February 28!
Paper due is by April 15.
Check www.adaptables2006.nl for instructions in formatting papers!

Jan. 26, 2006
The deadline of Abstracts for CIB W104 Annual Conference "Adaptables2006" was extended to February 1. Please check the Website and send in an abstract!

Nov. 25, 2005
The announcement of the ADAPTABLES 2006 conference was put in the "Conferences" page.

Oct. 14, 2005
New information on the CIB Encouraged Journal "Open House International" was added to the "Other Information" page.

Oct. 05, 2005
Added a new link to the "adaptables '06" website.

Sep. 26, 2005
CIB W104 11th Meeting Timetable (the Latest Version) (PDF, 39KB) has been uploaded.

Aug. 26, 2005
CIB W104 11th Meeting Timetable (PDF, 36KB) has been uploaded by Kozo Kadowaki.

Aug. 09, 2005
CIB W104 official website "http://open-building.org/" has started.

Nov. 12, 2004
CIB W104 tentative website uploaded.

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