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Home Extensions, Alterations and Refurbishments
Adding. Extending. Transforming. Upgrade breathes new life in forgotten architecture.
Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces.
Upgrade offers projects that succeed in finding the balance between the traditional and the modern. Architects share their experiences, motivations, and approaches. Before-and-after photos illustrate the metamorphoses. This is a volume for all who desire a new perspective, for those that prefer to preserve rather than to demolish. What are ruins to some become another’s architectural playground.
  • Editors: Gestalten
  • Release Date: March 2017
  • Format: 24 × 30 cm
  • Features: Full color, hardcover, 256 pages
  • Language: English