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Old Buildings, New Designs (Architecture Briefs)

Old Buildings, New Designs (Architecture Briefs)


Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press 2012 Author: Charles Bloszies ISBN: 9781616890353 Format: Softcover, 144pp, 215-218mm

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.


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