Buildings are renewable resources for our age, and architects need to understand and embrace how to reuse the existing building stock we have today – especially historic buildings!
Buildings account for 16% of world energy consumption, and learning to retrofit the existing building stock will reduce the carbon footprint of operating those buildings, and will divert landfill from demolition waste. This is an interesting and useful book which examines the imprint of human use on buildings over time and can help the architect appreciate themselves as part of a continuity of an evolving built environment.
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Contributors: The architects from Bailey Edward Design, Inc.