Boomer Buildings: Mid-century Architecture Reborn
In an age of diminishing natural resources, architects and their clients need to know about an environmentally sustainable alternative to new construction: new life for old buildings. This book presents six case-study buildings, each more than a generation old that were on the brink of oblivion. Mitchell/Giurgola Architects, based in New York City, worked closely with the client to determine how each project could be salvaged by incorporating updated program elements to serve a new generation of users. All six case studies present in detail how each project is analyzed, from its energy use to its mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, as well as its structural stability. The buildings often expand in size, with a seamless melding of new and old. Contemporary curtainwalls not only improve building performance, but also lend a fresh aesthetic appeal. The results are born-again buildings created for a fraction of the cost and consuming far fewer materials than a new facility built from scratch.
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Preface The Partners Mitchell I Giurgola Architects
Foreword Michael J Crosbie Ph
Total RenovationNew Skins 12 The Lighthouse International Headquarters 32 Powdermaker Hall Renovation 56 New York County Family Court Bu...
Interior RenovationNew Addition 80 Boyd Hall Addition and Renovation 104 New Science Building Renovation and Addition
Campus Intervention 132 Elementary and High School Spain
Boomer Building Experience
59th Street addition ALUMINUM ALUMINUM WINDOW Appian architecture Asbestos Auditorium Boomer Buildings Boyd Hall brick Brutalist Building Renovation Campus plan ceiling cladding classrooms construction Context corridor CORRUGATED County Family Court Courtyard CUNY CUNY's curtainwall design guidelines ducts east elementary school elements elevation entrance entry existing building Exterior Wall facade facilities Family Court Building functional Giurgola Architects glazed granite gross square feet Hampshire high school HVAC insulated glass interior James Braddock Keene State College labs lecture room light Lighthouse International Headquarters lobby located low floor-to-floor height MAPLE VENEER master plan materials mechanical penthouse metal panels Mitchell I Giurgola multipurpose room ORIGINAL BUILDING Architect Phase Plymouth State University Powdermaker Hall precast concrete Program Updated programmatic Public space Queens College replaced requirements ribbon windows Science Building spandrel stairs Steven Goldberg stone stucco Updated Program vertical View walkway wall section WOOD York Completion York County Family