Building for Change: The Architecture of Creative Reuse Hardback Book
Architects are adapting existing buildings to create new spaces for a more conscious future. Building for Change hardback book looks at how to reduce, reuse and recycle within a contemporary building context.
In today's world, there is a renewed enthusiasm for the adaptive reuse of our existing structures at different scales - from the material, to spatial, to the programmatic - and even in designing for future deconstruction and new functions. In this context, creativity is demonstrated by the ingenuity with which we might reuse that which surrounds us. This book sets out the principles of a nascent architecture which advocates the practice of care - for our planet, and for our existing buildings - but without dampening creative ambition or architectural aspirations, and which reflects a crescent interest in repopulating mid-sized cities and former industrial areas. Collecting together these strategies for the first time, this book provides inspiration and insight from the architects who have undertaken such a radical new approach. Through the compilation of an international survey of projects, this book will demonstrate how adopting key environmental strategies for reuse can be deployed to spectacular effect.
Hardback, Full colour, 256 pages. 24cm x 30cm