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An Inspirational Design Primer, 1st Edition

By Richard Wilcock

RIBA Publishing

224 pages

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Paperback: 9781859465028
pub: 2016-06-16

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The UK’s housing stock has proved to be remarkably durable, as houses from the 18th and 19th centuries are still adaptable to the requirements of modern living. However, the need to respect the environment and to reduce energy costs presents a new set of challenges for the owners of period properties.

In Renovations, Richard Wilcock analyses a host of cutting-edge projects to examine the challenges of adapting traditional house types; retaining historic features whilst introducing modern interventions. The book brings together more than two decades of research to showcase the best examples of domestic extensions and internal remodelling in the UK today.

The carefully selected exemplar projects highlight advances in technology, including new glazing methods, improvements in flat roof construction and structural innovations in steel and lightweight timber that have revolutionised the nature of the small house extension and increased the palette of forms and materials available to the architect.

Containing beautiful colour illustrations throughout, and pointing readers to more detailed technical sources of information, Renovations will provide inspiration for architects, designers and home owners alike.


Table of Contents

Introduction Part 1. Low-Energy Retrofits Bere Architects Kit Knowles Prewett Bizley Architects John Christophers Part 2. Space for Family Living Alison Brooks Hayhurst & Co. Robert Dye Part 3. Reinventing the Closet Wing Henning Stummel Architects 51% Architects Knott Architects Part 4. Sustainable Timber Framing David Mikhail Architects Neil Dusheiko Dan Brill Architects Waind Gohil Architects Part 5. Illuminating the Basement Coffey Architects David Mikhail Architects Paul Archer Design Part 6. Two-Storey Additions Hayhurst & Co. Ashton Porter Architects Giles Pike Architects Moxon Architects Part 7. Room on the Side Platform 5 Architects Fraher Architects Waind Gohil Architects Procter-Rihl Part 8. Three Scottish Projects Oliver Chapman Architects WT Architects Materials and Technologies Conclusion Further Reading

About the Author

Richard Wilcock is a chartered architect and journalist. Trained at Liverpool University School of Architecture, Richard practised in London for six years. As a journalist, Richard has worked at Architectural Press, Architects’ Journal, Designer’s Journal AJ Focus, and RIBA Journal which he edited for 6 years. He is now a freelance editor and journalist, contributing articles to business, professional and national publications and is a member of the RIBA, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a member of the Society of Architectural Historians.

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