Houses Extensions : Creating New Open Spaces
144 pages | Hardcover
When much of our existing housing stock was built, lifestyles were very different. This means that a large portion of architects' work has been adapting these older buildings, rather than building afresh. The challenge, then, is to adapt our old buildings to our new ways of living, without destroying what we value about these older homes. Adapting often mean adding more space, such as extensions, roofs, or even basements, while maintaining the original facade. This book is about the challenge of adapting our old buildings to our new lifestyles in lots of different and creative ways.