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Old Buildings New Designs

Author : Charles Bloszies
ISBN : 9781616892012
Genre : Architecture
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Increasingly, architects are hired to design new work for existing structures. Whether for reasons of preservation, sustainability, or cost-effectiveness, the movement to reuse buildings presents a variety of design challenges and opportunities. Old Buildings, New Designs is an Architecture Brief devoted to working within a given architectural fabric from the technical issues that arise from aging construction to the controversy generated by the various project stakeholders to the unique aesthetic possibilities created through the juxtaposition of old and new.
Category: Architecture

New Design For Old Buildings

Author : Roger Hunt
ISBN : 9781000701425
Genre : Architecture
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This book is a celebration of good new design for old buildings and the SPAB philosophy that good new architecture can sit happily alongside old and is preferable to pastiche. Endorsing the value of architects who are engaged to work in the historic environment, this book explores design, materials and technical considerations in creating the best low energy, ecological and sustainable retrofits. It has never been more important to understand how old buildings can be adapted to make them useful and sustainable in the future. Showcasing the best examples of imaginative design and best practice, this book illustrates how old buildings can be made sustainable through the best new design and puts these design exemplars into a historical and philosophical context. With illustrative case studies and interviews throughout, including formal buildings, churches, domestic buildings, commercial, industrial and agricultural from all periods in the UK, New Design for Old Buildings provides essential guidance on good, imaginative new design for old buildings.
Category: Architecture

Old New

Author : Frank Peter Jäger
ISBN : 9783034611602
Genre : Architecture
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Most of the buildings that will be needed in Europe in the coming decades have long since been built. The building tasks of the future lie in the skillful reuse and transformation of existing building stock, whether it be the redevelopment of historic city centers, the building of extensions onto residential structures, the expansion of public buildings, or the redevelopment of entire factory areas. Building in the existing fabric calls for highly specific approaches in planning, construction, and implementation. It spans a broad range of building tasks, from working within the guidelines of historic preservation and renovating carefully and cautiously all the way to the complete transformation of what exists. In addition to aesthetic transformation, technical aspects such as improving energy efficiency and working with contaminated building materials also play an important role. This book provides a comprehensive overview of architectonic strategies of "continuing to build." It presents intelligent ideas and approaches for working with existing building stock and divides them into three categories according to the method selected: addition, transformation, and reuse. Presented in this volume are everyday projects such as the revitalizing of structures from the 1950s to the 1970s – for example, the renovation of Siedlung Heuried in Zurich by Adrian Streich Architekten – but also more specialized examples such as the open-air library made of elements recycled from the façade of a department store in Magdeburg-Salbke by Karo* Architekten. Interviews with experts provide helpful background information on selected topics.
Category: Architecture

The Handbook Of Interior Design

Author : Jo Ann Asher Thompson
ISBN : 9781118532386
Genre : Architecture
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The Handbook of Interior Design explores ways of thinkingthat inform the discipline of interior design. It challengesreaders to consider the connections within theory, research, andpractice and the critical underpinnings that have shaped interiordesign. Offers a theory of interior design by moving beyond adescriptive approach to the discipline to a 'why and how' study ofinteriors Provides a full overview of the most current Interior Designresearch and scholarly thought from around the world Explores examples of research designs and methodologicalapproaches that are applicable to interior design upper divisionand graduate education courses Brings together an international team of contributors,including well established scholars alongside emerging voices inthe field – reflecting mature and emergent ideas,research, and philosophies in the field Exemplifies where interior design sits in its maturation as adiscipline and profession through inclusion of diverse authors,topics, and ideas
Category: Architecture

Old Buildings New Forms

Author : Françoise Astorg Bollack
ISBN : 9781580933698
Genre : Architecture
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It is clear that working with historic structures is both more environmentally sustainable and cost effective than new architecture and construction—and many believe that the best design occurs at the intersection of old and new. Françoise Astorg Bollack presents 28 examples gathered in the United States and throughout Europe and the Middle East. Some are well known—Mass MOCA, Market Santa Caterina in Barcelona, Neues Museum in Berlin—and others are almost anonymous. But all demonstrate a unique and appropriate solution to the problem of adapting historic structures to contemporary uses. This survey of contemporary additions to older buildings is an essential addition to the architectural literature. “I have always loved old buildings. An old building is not an obstacle but instead a foundation for continued action. Designing with them is an exhilarating enterprise; adding to them, grafting, inserting, knitting new pieces into the existing built fabric is endlessly stimulating.” —Françoise Astorg Bollack
Category: Architecture

Architecture Reborn

Author : Kenneth Powell
ISBN : UOM:39015048766748
Genre : Architecture
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Architecture Reborn is a detailed investigation into the adaptation and conversion of existing buildings as a distinctive type of architectural design. In color photographs and plans, here are 44 international schemes that demonstrate that reuse is a positive - even imperative - way to achieve a forward-looking architecture. Renzo Piano has transformed the legendary Fiat factory into a cultural and commercial complex; a former public school in Long Island City, NY has become P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art; and a 1930s factory in Detroit is now the HOPE Center for Advanced Technologies. Rather than preservation, or deference to old buildings, the message here is transformation: a physical rather than historicist approach to constructing new form from old fabric. For architects, students, and all proponents of creative reuse, this is an essential collection of case histories and an important reference in keeping up to date with this fast-moving and often controversial area of design.
Category: Architecture

Building In Existing Fabric

Author : Christian Schittich
ISBN : 9783034614894
Genre : Architecture
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a disused power station is converted into a cultural centre, an old barn is made into a residential house. All around us we encounter buildings whose original purpose has rendered them obsolete, and which now offer space for new uses. The construction and building requirements confronting the architect are as varied and individual as the buildings themselves. This publication examines a wide range of realized examples, highlighting successful and innovative solutions, from the rehabilitation of preserved monuments to the renovation or renewal of existing buildings, from the reuse of a gothic monastery or the former industrial buildings of Fiat Lingotto to the renovation of structures made of pre-cast concrete panels. Introductory essays by specialist authors examine the economical, technical, historical aspects of the topic, and the projects presented are documented fully with illustrations, plans and details which have been specially produced by the editorial department of DETAIL.
Category: Architecture

Restoring Old Buildings For Contemporary Uses

Author : William C. Shopsin
ISBN : UCSD:31822015215551
Genre : Architecture
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Describes the guidelines which should be used in restoring old buildings, explains some of the complications in making repairs, and shows examples of older buildings serving new functions
Category: Architecture