Old Buildings, New Designs / Charles Blosziers

It is hard not to want to pick up this book and start reading with the project displayed on the front cover. Fantastic! This book grapples with the issue of how to marry old buildings with new design. The book offers a wide range of projects that should challenge architects and planners working at any scale. The text is tremendously accessible while being sophistically insightful.

Check out some of the projects featured in this book that we have also featured: Dovecote Studio, Walden Studios, Hutong Bubble 32, Guru Bar, Ozuluama Penthouse,   II Forte di Fortezza, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Moderna Museet Malmo, Hearst Tower, California College of the Arts,  and Hotel Fouquet’s Barriere.

007 Foreward, Hugh Hardy, FAIA
011 Preface
014 Chapter 1: Old Buildings
026 Chapter 2: Sustainable Urban Environments
038 Chapter 3: Design Propositions
048 Chapter 4: Project Execution
062 Chapter 5: Case Studies
067 Small Interventions
085 Major Additions
119 Repurposed Buildings
131 Nature of the Above
138 Afterword
140 Notes
143 Acknowledgments

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press (November 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616890355
ISBN-13: 978-1616890353

Cite: P, Amber. "Old Buildings, New Designs / Charles Blosziers" 01 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=215228>
  • Breck Craparo

    GREAT BOOK! BLOSZIERS NOT ONLY STUDIES GREAT EXAMPLES OF ADAPTATIONS, BUT ALSO FOCUSES ON WHAT IS WORTH PRESERVING/ADAPTING AND WHAT IS NOT. HE ATTEMPTS TO ESTABLISH CRITERIA FOR WHAT IS ARCHITECTURALLY VALUABLE, AND WHY — VERSUS WHAT IS JUST OLD.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!