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Old Buildings, New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations

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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

About the Author

Françoise Astorg Bollack is the principal of Françoise Bollack Architects, a firm that specializes in preservation and reinvention of historic structures, and a faculty member at the Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580933698
Author:
Bollack, Francoise
Publisher:
Monacelli Press
Author:
Frampton, Kenneth
Author:
Bollack, Francoise Astorg
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 COLOR
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
10.29 x 8.23 x 1.01 in 2.58 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Drafting
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Drawing and Design
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Green Architecture
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Historic Preservation » Restoration Techniques
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » History » Contemporary (1945-)
Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » Preservation
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Typography

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