Industrial chic : reconverting spaces / Mariarosaria Tagliaferri.
Savigliano : Gribaudo, 2006.
286 p. : il., planos
Ed. multilingüe en italiano, francés, inglés, español y portugués
Arquitectura - Conservación y restauración.
Biblioteca A-725.4 IND
Disused industrial buildings can be profoundly beautiful, but as they don't make lots of money people tend to like making them, once more, productive members of our great society. Sometimes, of course, this process can be highly beneficial both aesthetically and socially.
This book presents 31 such developments, described in quintilingual text (English, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese) and illustrated with seductive, cool photography and cute, colourful plans. Split into three sections (single-use buildings, multi-functional buildings and urban redevelopments) examples range from the internationally famous Tate Modern to warehouse conversions such as the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Tasmania, to Camera, a Toronto gallery-cum-cinema formerly a kitchen appliance warehouse. There are before-and-after images for every site and contact details for the architectural firms featured - including Renzo Piano, Clive Wilkinson, Latz und Partner and many more.
We are lucky to be able to bring you titles from this excellent Italian publisher, they really are making some cracking books.