One of my favourite
Book about developing anything in an organic style. By StewartBrand
In Peru and Bolivia, we´ve seen many instances of Inca and pre-Inca temples knocked down, and the stones used to build Spanish CatholicChurches. Possibly the ultimate learning experience for a building! :-)
More on Building 20 which Brand admires : http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2004/06/designing_adapt.html
Is it being knocked down? http://spaceandculture.org/2004_05_01_archive.php#108557668148626800
Is designed adaptability more likely to succeed than the loose-fit genericism which Brand advocates?