Les plus belles extensions, réhabilitations ou réemploi de matériaux dans l'architecture contemporaine.
Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek
to enhance and repurpose our surroundings. From slight changes to
complete renovations, the spectrum of possibilities is vast. Extensions
upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions
contrast with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and
inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces.
Repurposing the unused; a dilapidated barn, a raddled townhome, a
historical and fading building façade – these can all be starting points
for stunning and inspiring homes. Upgrade displays
transformations: be it sheds into playrooms, a garage to a guesthouse,
or an alpine hut into a holiday getaway. Hidden in the walls of old
structures are possibilities and inspirations that can be realized with
any budget; charm and character become the criteria for titivating a
Upgrade offers projects that succeed in finding the balance
between the traditional and the modern. Architects share their
experiences, motivations, and approaches. Before-and-after photos
illustrate the metamorphoses. This is a volume for all who desire a new
perspective, for those that prefer to preserve rather than to demolish.
What are ruins to some become another’s architectural playground.