Upgrade, one of Gestalten's latest titels, 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 homes. Wood additions contrast with antique brick exteriors.
Through engaging anecdotes and images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Hidden in the walls of old structures are possibilities and inspirations that can be realized with any budget.
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.
Info: full colour, hard cover, 256 pages
Dimensions: w 24 by 30 cm
Release date: March 2017
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