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Preservation of Modern Architecture

  • ID: 3774885
  • Book
  • 960 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An architect′s guide to the preservation of modern architecture filled with illustrative case studies

Modern architecture, built from approximately the 1920s to the 1970s, defined the twentieth century. Now, as works of modern architecture face a fate ranging from deterioration to functional obsolescence, the unique challenges of saving these buildings are evolving preservation practice. How does one preserve the design intent and character of a modern building while using new materials and advanced technologies not available when the building was constructed? Author Theodore Prudon answers that question in this comprehensive professional reference for architects and preservation professionals on the preservation of twentieth–century modern architecture.

Preservation of Modern Architecture is divided into two parts that comprehensively cover both theory and practice, including the latest building materials and technology:

Part One includes an introduction to the topic, and explores evolving preservation philosophies and standards as well as preservation issues unique to modern materials and systems. Part One also guides you through the investigation and assessment of modern buildings and structures.

Part Two is filled with case studies of preservation projects throughout the United States, Europe, and Australia, including accompanying photographs and illustrations. Projects range from single–family residences to performing arts centers, schools, airport terminals, and industrial complexes, giving the reader a full range of both the challenges and techniques involved in preserving modern structures, small and large.

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1. Preserving Modern Architecture: The Beginning

2. Philosophical Issues Affecting Preservation and Design

3. Evolving Preservation Philosophies and Standards

4. Preservation Issues for Modern Materials and Systems

5. Preserving Modern Architecture: What, Why, Where and How

6. Investigation and Assessment of Modern Buildings and Structures

PART II–– Building Typologies: Case Studies

7. Pavilions

1. German Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain

2. Aluminaire

8. Residences

1. Single family

Villa Savoye, Poissy, France

Gropius House, Lincoln, MA

Farnsworth House, Plano, IL

2. Suburban Developments

Greenbelt, MD

Levittown, Long Island, NY

Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA

3. Multi family

Chatham Towers, New York, NY

Peabody Terrace, Cambridge, MA

Hilliard Houses, Chicago, IL

9. Prefabrication

1. Cemesto

2. Lustron

10. Schools

1. Open Air School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2. Crow Island, Winnetka, Illinois, USA

3. Munkegård Elementary School, Søborg, Denmark

11. Performing Arts Centers

1. Royal National Theatre (London, England)

2. Lincoln Center, New York, NY

3. Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia

12. Hospitality

1. Caribe Hotel, Puerto Rico

2. Royal SAS (now the Radisson) Hotel, Copenhagen

13. Airport Terminals

1. TWA Terminal, New York, NY

2. Dulles International Airport, Chantilly, Virginia

14. Industrial buildings

1. Lingotto, Turin, Italy

2. Van Nelle, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

15. Exterior Cladding Materials––Glass and Stone

1. Glass

Department Store Schunck or "Glaspaleis", Heerlen, The Netherlands

Lever House –

New York, NY

2. Thin Stone Veneer

Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland

Amoco Building, Chicago, IL

16. Miscellaneous

1. Sanatorium Zonnestraal, Hilversum, The Netherlands

2. First Presbyterian Church –

Stamford, NY
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Theodore H. M. Prudon
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