- Quad of Gourd, Beijing, China
- Bamba House, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Toon & Ina, Ghent, Belgium
- Can Tomeu, Sant Pere de Ribes, Spain
- Croft Lodge Studio, Herrefordshire, UK
How can houses be upgraded to meet today’s demands – from living comfort via energy efficiency to digital requirements? How can the fusion of historic and new elements be utilized as a design element?
The continued use of existing residential buildings, be it a Renaissance townhouse, a Ming Dynasty atriumhouse, a 19th-century farmhouse, or a post-war bungalow, not only scores with the charm of former years, but actually also with an advantagous ecological balance. Based on carefully selected works, this book presents the whole scope of possibilities for extensions and conversions – from annexes, via new designs for existing spaces, to additional sections, or conceptually merged rooms. All are evidence that preservation is a creative challenge that has many different solutions.