Architecture Reborn: The Conversion and Reconstruction of Old Buildings

Kenneth Powell’s Architecture Reborn: The Conversion and Reconstruction of Old Buildings presents transformations and conversions where an old structure has been successfully re-designed to serve new functions and new users. The project list includes e.g. Graves House by Michael Graves, National Studio for Contemporary Art by Bernard Tschumi, Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron and many more.

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Kenneth Powell’s Architecture Reborn: The Conversion and Reconstruction of Old Buildings presents transformations and conversions where an old structure has been successfully re-designed to serve new functions and new users.

The contents have been divided into four thematic chapters: Living & Working, Leisure & Learning, Museums Transformed, and The Future. Each chapter presents concrete architectural projects with a thorough description and an array of informative images. The project list includes e.g. Graves House by Michael Graves, National Studio for Contemporary Art by Bernard Tschumi, Tate Modern by Herzog & de Meuron and many more. There’s also an informative introduction to the architectural history and theory of conversions and re-use. According to the blurb, “the book shows how today’s architects have called on historical structures and brought them back into everyday life: the legendary Fiat factory is transformed into a cultural and commercial complex; a Spanish palace becomes a public library; and an armaments factory is reused as an art and media centre. Whilst the original structures are often not historically or architecturally outstanding, may – including a sixteenth-century cathedral, a nineteenth-century propeller factory and the former headquarters of the Nazi youth movement – make intriguing stories in themselves.”

Our copy of Architecture Reborn in stock is in excellent condition. There are practically no signs of use.

Weight 1683 g
Dimensions 29.5 × 24.5 × 2.7 cm
Author(s)

Kenneth Powell

Publisher

Laurence King Publishing Ltd

Publishing year

1999

Language

Images

 architectural drawings, colour photos

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

Number of pages

256

ISBN

1 85669 129 2