The transformation and reuse of old buildings is by no means only a kind of renovation in the simple sense, but it's about adjusting a certain site to accommodate new functions. The key is to find the proper use for the building's architectural heritage. This book provides an in-depth analysis of a selection of thirty building types: looking closely at the property's background, the transformation of the motivation, the transformation strategy, as well as the problems encountered in the transformation.
The pages within are filled with practical insights, including information on the latest features of contemporary renovations and adaptations of older buildings (some up to 300 years old), including some previous designs by revered practitioners, such as Antoni Gaudí and Zaha Hadid. Internationally renowned architects discuss in detail about key problems they've encountered when renovating an old building or conducting an urban renewal project, and provide readers with helpful outlines of a range of projects, what to look out for, and useful, practical approaches in each scenario.
Contents: Introduction; Strategy One Architecture as Furniture; Strategy Two Renovation and insertion; Strategy Three Structural Modification; Strategy Four External Juxtaposition; Strategy Five Reconstruction and expansion; Index.