Old Buildings, New Designs
- Architectural Transformations

Charles F. Bloszies

 Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2011

Increasingly, architects are hired to design new work for existing structures. Whether for reasons of preservation, sustainability, or cost-effectiveness, the movement to reuse buildings presents a variety of design challenges and opportunities. Old Buildings, New Designs is an Architecture Brief devoted to working within a given architectural fabric—from the technical issues that arise from aging construction to the controversy generated by the various project stakeholders to the unique aesthetic possibilities created through the juxtaposition of old and new.

Old Buildings, New Designs features nineteen innovative case studies of built work by an international list of renowned architects — including Daniel Libeskind, Renzo Piano, Foster + Partners, and Herzog & de Meuron — as well as an insightful foreword by noted architect and preservationist Hugh Hardy.