Historic Preservation for Designers

Historic Preservation for Designers

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Historic Preservation for Designers offers a comprehensive overview of historic preservation with a focus on historic interiors, historic building materials, and the adaptive reuse of interiors. This text includes a brief history of preservation in the United States, criteria to determine whether a building is historic, a discussion of preservation law, and how to document historic buildings with a focus on design and understanding functional and aesthetic requirements. The text explores issues including building restoration and rehabilitation standards, adaptive reuse principles, and codes and accessibility requirements. Designers will discover timely information on inspecting historic buildings to determine their age and condition as well as the growing relationship between historic preservation, green design, and the environment.Other damaging repairs include using inappropriate filler epoxies on rotten wood that eventually fall out and replacing historic plaster with wall board when it ... Another damaging practice is to use industrial power sanders on historic pine and hardwood floors. Unless used with caution by experts, these sanders often scratch and gouge the floor surface and remove the historic patina, which reduces theanbsp;...

Title:Historic Preservation for Designers
Author:Peter B. Dedek
Publisher:A&C Black - 2014-03-27


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