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New Design for Old Buildings

Author/EditorHunt, Roger & Iain Boyd (Author)
Boyd, Iain (Author)
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
ISBN: 9781859466124
Pub Date01/11/2017
BindingHardback
Pages272
Dimensions (mm)250(h) * 210(w)
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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.

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.

Roger Hunt is an award winning writer and blogger specialising in sustainability, old houses, house-building and traditional and modern building materials. Roger regularly lectures and speaks at shows and events and is on the editorial board of The SPAB Magazine. Iain Boyd is a Trustee of the SPAB and of ICON (The Institute of Conservation). Formerly involved in advertising, television production and financial publishing, Iain switched his attention to his love of old buildings in 2007. He holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Conservation of the Historic Environment. The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.

Foreword by Kevin McCloud Advisory note Historic environment consents Preface Featured buildings Introduction Chapter 1. Embracing good design Chapter 2. Starting points Chapter 3. Considerations for success Chapter 4. Material facts Chapter 5. Forms of adaptation Chapter 6. Interiors Chapter 7. Fit for the future

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