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The Cost of Demolition: The Radical Reuse of Buildings

11 June @ 5:30 pm 8:00 pm

The Cost of Demolition: The Radical Reuse of Buildings

Building on the practice’s work over the last 15+ years, from the radical wrapping of a 1980s house in an insulated zinc skin to the recent bold transformation of a 1930s family home, this discussion poses questions of how radical reuse rather than demolition and replacement can help us meet the environmental challenges of our day. The talk will explore how through reusing existing and often ordinary buildings, they can significantly improve environmental performance whilst contributing positively to the special contexts in which it was built. They consider how to push against a system which incentivises clients to demolish existing buildings and how architects rethink the reflex to demolish and propose imaginative solutions for transformation. James Grayley Architects is an award-winning practice based in London and Bath with a rich track record of working across a broad spectrum of sectors and scales to create well-crafted architecture. The practice has a focus on working in sensitive and historic sites to deliver high quality and unique housing, community and cultural projects.

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The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel, The Paragon, The Vineyards
Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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