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"There are some really unusual historic buildings out there that have been developed into quite interesting buildings."

Architect Simon Devlin talks about some of the more unusual historic buildings in the UK that have been converted and redeveloped for re-use in clever and profound ways that improve culture whilst retaining their iconic status and historical value.

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Crofton & Benjamin Architects

BY LEON CONRADIE
@ VOL 7 ON FEB 23, 2012

Leon Conradie is an experienced architectural academic, who is doing his Masters Research on "The Work of Crofton & Benjamin Architects: 1955 -1964." Crofton & Benjamin Architects were prolific in the 50s and 60s on beachfront developments, and have designed many iconic Durban buildings, each with an Art Deco style. In his presentation, Leon gives us a tour of these buildings, and points out their unique quirks. (in English)

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Reconstruction of a Castle

BY JAROMÍR KROČÁK
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 02, 2012

Czech architect Jaromír Kročák talks about the reconstruction of a gothic castle in Soběslav. The project was awarded the Grand Prix of Architects 2011 – National Prize for Architecture, in the category of reconstruction. (in Czech)

 
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Form Follows Function

BY MICHEL HUISMAN
@ VOL 18 ON FEB 20, 2013

Michel Huisman examines the phrase, “form follows function,” and the human thought process as a whole. He shows how he has previously illustrated these ideas in his art, and what they mean to architecture and design in modern Europe.

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Designincorso

BY FILIPPO ABRAMI
@ VOL 4 ON MAY 13, 2015

Proposta per un piccolo festival che vuole essere una occasione per parlare di design a Brescia, partecipando al progetto di rigenerazione urbana promosso dal comitato di Corso delle Mercanzie, che si sta interessando alla rivalorizzazione di Corso Mameli.

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Phytoremediation and Landscape Architecture

BY ANNA SIECZAK
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 03, 2015

Anna Sieczak is a landscape architect presenting the process of cleaning the soil through plants, known as a phytoremediation and its advantages when combined with landscape architecture for a regeneration of contaminated sites.

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Everywhere is Somewhere

BY JONNY MCKENNA
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 22, 2016

Jonny McKenna shares on an amazing regeneration project in Balham South London. McKenna is an Associate Director at Architecture and Urbanism practice, Metropolitan Workshop and has played a lead role in masterplanning and residential projects, having previously had wide-ranging experience in Ireland and France. He teaches on Urban Design London’s foundation courses, sits on Hackney’s design review panel and is an RIBA client adviser.

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Historic Preservationist

BY JASON HITCHCOCK
@ VOL 20 ON MAY 23, 2016

Jason Hitchcock gives us a look at design in adaptive reuse.

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Historic Preservation is Dead!

BY ELIZABETH BLASIUS
@ VOL 38 ON JUN 07, 2016

Elizabeth Blasius instructs us to pour a drink and mourn the passing of historic preservation for buildings.

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Achieving Sustainability by Adaptive Reuse

BY FREDERIC DALBIN
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 15, 2016

Projections show that 50% of architectural design in the next 20+ years and beyond will be for renovating and re-purposing existing buildings.  This represents an historic opportunity for the architecture and building community to reverse the most significant crisis of modern time:  energy depletion and environmental degradation.  Fred Dalbin demonstrate approaches and practices for conservation and adaptive re-use of the existing built environment through projects completed by this firm.