Preserving Post-war Heritage: The Care and Conservation of Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture

By: Susan Macdonald (ed.)

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Over the last decade more than 300 post-war buildings and outdoor sculptures have been added to the statutory list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. The debate continues as to whether the design rationale, materials used or construction techniques places these buildings outside the scope of normal conservation principles. This book examines the specific management and practical issues posed by our post-war heritage. Contributions form local and international practitioners carrying out pioneering work in their respective areas of expertise cover the most urgent practical problems commonly encountered b;y conservation professionals who have to deal with post-war construction. Part I deals with the historical context and the framework for protection of post-war architecture in Britain. Part II examines structural issues, materials and services, with particular emphasis on diagnosis and assessment of problems and the options for repair. The topics covered include reinforced concrete, plastics, services, clad frame construction and curtain walling. The papers are supported by case studies illustrating recent, successful conservation and repair projects, a summary of the proceedings, sources of information and bibliography. Contents: Part 1 – The Historical Context and the Framework for Protection: Style or Substance What are We Trying to Conserve? Alan Powers This is Tomorrow: The History of Post-war Architecture in England Elain Harwood Defining an Approach: A Methodology for the Care of Post-war Buildings Susan Macdonald Part 2 – Structural Issues, Materials and Services Towards the Fully Integrated Building: Servicing Post-war Buildings Jeff Parkes Plastics: The First Universal Building Material Anthony Walke The Use of Concrete in the Post-war Era Michael Bussell The Deterioration of Reinforced Concrete Jimi Fadayomi Repairing Reinforced Concrete: An Overview Paul Lambert Conserving Concrete: Defining an Appropriate Approach for Listed Buildings Kevin Davies The Development of Clad Frame Construction and Implications for Conservation Peter Ross The Glass and Metal Curtain Wall: History, Diagnostics and Treatment Stephen Kelley Part III – Case Studies The Lansbury Estate, Keeling House and Balfron Tower: Conservation Issues and the Architecture of Social Intent Martin O'Rourke A Future for Park Hill Andrew Beard Fallingwater: Solving Structural Problems Robert Silman The Clerical Medical and General Building, Bristol: Preserving the Concrete Aesthetic Kevin Davies Part IV – Conference Summary, Sources and Bibliography Preserving Heritage or Revaluing Resources? John Allan Conservation Resources for Post-war Structures Michael Stratton Bibliography Printed Pages: 256 with numerous b/w illustrations.

Title: Preserving Post-war Heritage: The Care and Conservation of Mid-Twentieth Century Architecture

Author Name: Susan Macdonald (ed.)

Categories: Conservation,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Dorset, UK, Donhead Publishing Ltd: 2001

ISBN: 1873394357

ISBN 13: 9781873394359

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Brand New

Size: 18 Cms x 25 Cms

Seller ID: 023126

Keywords: Heritage Conservation Museums Stone Masonry Leadwork