Renovating a building is sometimes a more complicated task than building a new one. Not only because there might be historical elements to preserve, but also because it is often difficult to really know the state of the building structure before starting the project. Ever since the end of World War II, there has been a widespread tendency in Europe to respect old buildings which led, in recent years, to a certain artificiality; many projects are characterized by a misinterpreted typicality, while most renovations show the poor quality of the intervention in buildings in which only the façade has been preserved, but which are, in fact, new works. From this situation a new vision emerged that conceives conversion as the adaptation of an old building to current needs, paying a little less attention to a dialogue with the past. This book features a careful selection of renovation projects – old factories, workshops, silos or mills turned into private houses – by architects from around the world.
|Dimensions||cm 24,5 x 25,0|
|Language/s||Italian, Spanish, Portuguese|