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UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory

Author/EditorStone, Sally (Manchester School of Archi (Author)
ISBN: 9781138226630
Pub Date24/06/2019
BindingPaperback
Pages250
Dimensions (mm)234(h) * 156(w)
UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory discusses one of the greatest challenges for the twenty-first century society: what is to be done with the huge stock of existing buildings that have outlived the function for which they were built?
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UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory discusses one of the greatest challenges for twenty-first-century society: what is to be done with the huge stock of existing buildings that have outlived the function for which they were built? Their worth is well recognised and the importance of retaining them has been long debated, but if they are to be saved, what is to be done with these redundant buildings?
This book argues that remodelling is a healthy, and environmentally friendly approach. Issues of heritage, conservation, sustainability and smartness are at the forefront of many discussions about architecture today and adaptive reuse offers the opportunity to reinforce the particular character of an area using up-to-date digital and construction techniques for a contemporary population. Issues of collective memory and identity combined with ideas of tradition, history and culture mean that it is possible to retain a sense of continuity with the past as a way of creating the future.
UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory has an international perspective and will be of interest to upper level students and professionals working on the fields of Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Conservation, Urban Design and Development.

UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory discusses one of the greatest challenges for twenty-first-century society: what is to be done with the huge stock of existing buildings that have outlived the function for which they were built? Their worth is well recognised and the importance of retaining them has been long debated, but if they are to be saved, what is to be done with these redundant buildings?
This book argues that remodelling is a healthy, and environmentally friendly approach. Issues of heritage, conservation, sustainability and smartness are at the forefront of many discussions about architecture today and adaptive reuse offers the opportunity to reinforce the particular character of an area using up-to-date digital and construction techniques for a contemporary population. Issues of collective memory and identity combined with ideas of tradition, history and culture mean that it is possible to retain a sense of continuity with the past as a way of creating the future.
UnDoing Buildings: Adaptive Reuse and Cultural Memory has an international perspective and will be of interest to upper level students and professionals working on the fields of Interior Design, Interior Architecture, Architecture, Conservation, Urban Design and Development.

Sally Stone lives in the north of England. She has been designing, formulating ideas and writing about building reuse for 30 years. Sally is a Reader at the Manchester School of Architecture where she leads the Master of Architecture programme.

Table of Contents Motivation Foreword: Ed Hollis Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Reading and Recognition: Landmarks of Memory Chapter 3: The Perception of the Past: The Task of the Translator Chapter 4: Site Specific Art: Unintentional Monuments Chapter 5: The Problem of Obsolete Buildings: A Society Can Only Support So Many Museums Chapter 6: Memory and Anticipation: The Existing Building and the Expectations of the New Users Chapter 7: Conservation: A Future Orientated Movement Focussing on the Past Chapter 8: The Sustainable Adaptation of the Existing Building Chapter 9: Spatial Agency or Taking Action Chapter 10: Smartness and the Impact of the Digital Chapter 11: On Taking Away Chapter 12: On Making Additions: Assemblage, Memory and the Recovery of Wholeness Chapter 13: Itinerant Elements Chapter 14: Nearness and Thinking About Details Further Reading

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