By David Highfield
Facade-retention schemes are getting used a growing number of as a method of supplying glossy lodging for advertisement and commercial constructions while maintaining the exterior architectural positive aspects of ancient and engaging structures in conservation components and town centres. This booklet is a consultant to this hugely advanced strategy and comprises designated case reviews of 8 profitable facade-retention tasks. the development of recent structures at the back of ancient facades is a distinct section within the historical past of structure. it could actually merely be utilized to generally developed constructions with load bearing exterior partitions and it provides designers and contractors with detailed technical difficulties. the topic additionally increases philosophical and moral questions that have generated a lot controversy among conservationists, architects, builders and planners. besides the fact that, facade-retention has been well-known as a practical and beneficial compromise which mixes architectural conservation with new improvement. the purpose of "The building of latest constructions in the back of ancient Facades" is to provide an explanation for the major matters linked to the topic, together with the history to and purposes for, its common use, its acceptability as a way of architectural conservation, making plans tactics, layout, the structural difficulties linked to facade-retention and the technical recommendations that are used to beat them. The illustrated case experiences of contemporary facade-retention schemes provide a close perception into the actual ideas and suggestions which are used. This e-book might be of curiosity to architects, surveyors, structural engineers, builders and proprietors, making plans officials and people fascinated by construction conservation and academics and scholars in those disciplines.
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3 142–144, Princes Street, Edinburgh: before redevelopment. 4 142–144, Princes Street, Edinburgh: after redevelopment. DESIGN OF NEW FRONTAGES new structure may not be possible, and in such cases its concealment from the principal viewpoints, such as main thoroughfares, should be given priority. 4 show how concealment of the new structure has been treated in two different schemes. At 118–120 Colmore Row, Birmingham (Case study one, p. 44), the existence of the new structure is successfully concealed from all viewpoints along the adjacent thoroughfare (although not from the upper storeys of surrounding buildings), whereas the design of the scheme at 142–144 Princes Street, Edinburgh, leaves no doubt that a new structure exists behind the retained facade.
4 Typical example of part internal/part external temporary support system. 34 TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF FACADE RETENTION extensive period during the works whilst the building is ‘opened-up’ to the elements. Generally, temporary support systems to retained facades fall into three categories: wholly external, located entirely outside the facade; wholly internal, located behind the facade within the zone of the existing and new structures; or part internal/part external, some of the supporting elements being located behind and some outside the facade.
7 Various methods of connecting resin-anchors to the new structure. 8 Facade-tie design permitting settlement of new structure. 9 Interface details permitting settlement of new structure. 10 Foundation design to prevent damage to the stability of the retained facade. 11 Balanced-base foundations used to prevent damage to the stability of the retained facade. 42 THE TECHNICAL ASPECTS OF FACADE RETENTION columns and/or the edges of its floor slabs. The most common method of allowing for differential movement here is to provide some form of slip surface between the new and existing elements which will prevent bonding of the two surfaces.
Construction of New Buildings Behind Historic Facades by David Highfield