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|Boomer Buildings: Mid Century Architecture Reborn|
Author: Mitchell Giurgola Architects and Michael J. Crosbie, editor
Publisher: Images Publishing Group
|List Price: $70.00|
Amazon Price: $70.00
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In an age of diminishing natural resources, architects and their clients need to know about an environmentally sustainable alternative to new construction: new life for old buildings. This book presents six generation-old buildings, each threatened with demolition, that were salvaged by incorporating updated program elements to serve a new generation of users. The case studies relate how each project was analyzed in terms of energy use, structural stability, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. With a seamless melding of new and old construction, the results are born-again buildings created for a fraction of the cost and consuming far fewer materials than a new facility.
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