The renovation of old buildings requires some constraint: on the one hand is the designer’s natural desire to start anew and let the imagination run free – to show off a bit; and on the other is the need to safeguard historically significant buildings or otherwise preserve unique aspects of the existing structure. It is a difficult balance to strike, and the works included in this volume were selected for their proven success in bringing out the best in old structures, while adding new elements and functions. Ground plans, architectural commentary, sketches, construction details and photographs accompany each project, with a range encompassing converted monasteries, villas, castles, factories and more.
Restored apartment in London / Simon Conder. Loft in Milan / Carlo Colombo. New York Brownstone / Emanuela Frattini Magnusson. K-Loft / Geroge Ranalli. Corpi di Fabrica in Via Teatro Vecchio / Toni Cordero. Holiday House in Normandy / Kalhöfer & Korschildgen. Turnmaufbau Sutmmer / Ernst Beneder. Casa Sorée / Martin Wagner. House in Arhus / Ove Rix. Borgo di Sacrofano / Francesco Delogu, Gaetano Lixi, Ricardo Constantini & Hristina Andreeva. Villa Schumann/Sizaret / Guillaume Terver with Favienne Couvert & Xavier Beddock. Maison Pawson / John Pawson. Apartment in Milan / Marco Savorelli Architects. Finca in Majorca / Vincent van Duysen. Residence on Sicilian Coast / Claudio Lazzarini & Carl Pickering. Ristrutturazione in Manerbio / Otorino Berselli & Cecilia Cassina. House in Royal Avenue / Richard Rogers Partnership. Lowe Apartment / Brookes, Stacey & Randall. Castello nell Lodigiano / Roberto Menghi. Gnädinger house / Beat Consoni. Haus in Bergün / Daniele Marques & Bruno Zurkirchen. The Oriental Warehouse / Fisher & Friedman Associates. Carlson-Reges Residence / Roto Architects. House 3R / Hiroyuki Arime. Refurbishment of a house in Kensal Rise / Mark Guard Architects.