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Old Buildings, New Ideas: A Selective Architectural History of Additions, Adaptations, Reuse and Design Invention

Author/EditorFrancoise Astorg Bollack (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781914124693
Pub Date01/09/2023
BindingHardback
Pages176
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 210(w)
Some architectural transformations are modest, some are revolutionary. With 30 case studies and 300 images, this is your journey through historical adaptations to buildings.
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Some architectural transformations are modest, some are revolutionary.

Shining a light on the hidden side of the accepted narrative of the history of architecture, this book explores works which transform existing buildings to build a way forward, through adaptations, additions and visual shifts.

Examining 30 buildings across Europe, North America and South America, spanning from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century, it demonstrates the creative possibilities of working with existing buildings.

The book reveals how formal inventions can shape architecture and our environment over time in a built world constantly in a state of becoming. As we face a climate emergency, it taps into our deep cultural knowledge about the inventive use and re-use of buildings.

Generously illustrated with architectural plans and over 300 colour images, it provides an alternative to the dominant view which sees conservation and preservation of historic buildings as a 20th century creation.

Some architectural transformations are modest, some are revolutionary.

Shining a light on the hidden side of the accepted narrative of the history of architecture, this book explores works which transform existing buildings to build a way forward, through adaptations, additions and visual shifts.

Examining 30 buildings across Europe, North America and South America, spanning from the early Middle Ages to the end of the 20th century, it demonstrates the creative possibilities of working with existing buildings.

The book reveals how formal inventions can shape architecture and our environment over time in a built world constantly in a state of becoming. As we face a climate emergency, it taps into our deep cultural knowledge about the inventive use and re-use of buildings.

Generously illustrated with architectural plans and over 300 colour images, it provides an alternative to the dominant view which sees conservation and preservation of historic buildings as a 20th century creation.

Francoise Astorg Bollack is an architect, architectural historian and an educator. She is a practicing architect and the founder of Francoise Bollack Architects, whose practice focuses on the design opportunities of working with existing buildings.

Foreword by Robert Bruegmann Introduction Chapter 1: 6th to 15th Century: Roman Ruins as Shelter 1.1 Lucca, Nimes, Arles & Florence Chapter 2: 15th to 18th Century: Continuity and Change 2.1 Stylistic Overlays 2.1.1. Tempio Malatestiano, Rimini, Italy 2.1.2. Completion of the facade of Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy 2.1.3. Chateau de Bussy-Rabutin and Chateau de Chateaudun, France 2.2. Two Urban Renewal Projects in the 1550s 2.2.1. Palazzo Della Ragione, Vicenza, Italy 2.2.2. The Uffizi and the Vasari Corridor, Florence, Italy 2.3. Roman Ruins as Palazzo, Shops and Housing 2.3.1. Palazzo Savelli-Orsini: Re-use of the Theatre of Marcellus, Rome, Italy 2.4. Change and Stylistic Constancy 2.4.1. Audley End, Essex, UK Chapter 3: 19th to Early 20th Century: Change in the Historic City 3.1. New Urban Forms 3.1.1. Covered Passages, France, UK & USA 3.1.2. Regent's Park and Regent Street, London, UK 3.1.3. Haussmann's Paris, France 3.2. Early Preservation Projects in the USA 3.2.1. First National Bank of the United States Addition, New York, USA Chapter 4: Early to Mid 20th Century: Modern Architects' Attitudes to the Built World 4.1. German Pavilion at the Barcelona Universal Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain 4.2. La Maison du Docteur Dalsace (the Maison de Verre), Paris, France 4.3. Addition to the Law Courts, Goeteborg, Sweden Chapter 5: Mid 20th Century: New Perspectives, Reclamation of Urban Fragments Post-WWII 5.1. Robert Motherwell House & Studio, East Hampton, USA 5.2. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany 5.3. Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA 5.4. Castelvecchio Renovation, Verona, Italy 5.5. The Invention of the Loft Apartment, New York, USA Chapter 6: Late 20th Century: History as the Subject of Design 6.1. SESC Pompeia Leisure Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil 6.2. Lehman Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA 6.3. Temporary Contemporary, Los Angeles, USA 6.4. Addition to the Former Pepsi Cola Headquarters, New York, USA 6.5. Royal Academy of Arts Painting Gallery, London, UK 6.6. The Harvey Theater Restoration, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York, USA 6.7. Jewish Museum Expansion, New York, USA 6.8. 172 Duane Street, New York, USA Appendix: Insertions, Parasites, Wraps, Juxtapositions, Weavings: Typological Building List Bibliography References Index Image Credits

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