Buildings Re-Imagined: Dialogues Between Old and New

Mike Louw, Stella Papanicolaou

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book


A Dialogue Between Old and New builds on
an increasing body of work that engages with the still emerging practice of building transformation or adaptive reuse. It is an exploration of imaginatively designed interventions that give new life 1 existing buildings, thereby ensuring their survival and continued usefulness.
The book is a curated collection of contemporary examples of building transformations art adaptations across five continents. While the original
buildings are in some cases more than 300 years old, the transformations were completed from 2013 to 2018. Some of the original buildings were designed by revered architects, such as Antoni Gaud/, and some of the new
interventions were designed by well-known contemporary practices that include Zaha Hadid Architects and Heatherwick Studio. Some buildings are of an iconic nature, drawing tourists and international attention, while others are more understated and simply embedded in their surrounding built fabric.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherThe Images Publishing Group
ISBN (Print)9781864708257
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


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