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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Economic and societal transitions have left many buildings redundant and
numerous structures are waiting to be put to new uses. Due in part to an
increasing awareness of ecological issues, but mainly thanks to the esteem
currently enjoyed by any sort of historic building fabric, unused structures
are now examined to determine what kind of new use might be suitable. Buildings
are therefore emerging with layers superimposed on top of one another: the
original function usually still provides the scale and structure, into which a
new matrix of utilization is installed. This volume presents unique projects
that see churches transformed into restaurants, barns into houses, apartments
into offices and multi-storey car parks into apartments, but also large-scale
conversions, such as the remodelling of an entire port into a new city district
with a vast functional diversity.