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New design for old buildings / Roger Hunt and Iain Boyd ; foreword by Kevin McCloud

By: Hunt, Roger [author.].
Contributor(s): Boyd, Iain [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : RIBA Publishing, [2017]Copyright date: ©2017Description: 160 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 1859466125; 9781859466124 (hbk).Subject(s): Architecture -- Conservation and restoration -- Great Britain | Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction -- Great Britain | Buildings -- Remodeling for other use -- Great Britain | Architectural design -- Great BritainSummary: 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
List(s) this item appears in: DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE 2018
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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

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