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Creative building in existing fabric

Wong, Liliane

Adaptive Reuse

Extending the Lives of Buildings


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    Publication Date:
    November 2016
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    • Fundamental introduction to an important field of architectural design
    • For those who teach and those who learn
    • Versatile and vivid presentation

    Aims and Scope

    Building in existing fabric requires more than practical solutions and stylistic skills. The adaptive reuse of buildings, where changes in the structure go along with new programs and functions, poses the fundamental question of how the past should be included in the design for the future.

    On the background of long years of teaching and publishing, and using vivid imagery from Frankenstein to Rem Koolhaas and beyond, the author provides a comprehensive introduction to architectural design for adaptive reuse projects. History and theory, building typology, questions of materials and construction, aspects of preservation, urban as well as interior design are dealt with in ways that allow to approach adaptive reuse as a design practice field of its own right.


    24 x 17 cm cm
    264 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text

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    Liliane Wong, Head of Interior Architecture Dept., Rhode Island School of Design

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