Old Becomes New

Housing Transformation


Based on carefully selected works the whole scope of possibilities for extensions and conversions is presented – from annexes, via newly designed existing spaces, to additional sections or concepts of merging rooms.


ISBN: 9783037682753 Category:

Dorian Lucas


How can homes be upgraded to meet today’s demands – from living comfort to energy efficiency and digital requirements? How can the fusion of the historic and the new be used as a design element?

The use of existing residential buildings scores not only with the charm of what has been handed down, be it a baroque villa, a 19th-century farmhouse, or a post-war bungalow, but actually also always with an excellent ecological balance. The extensive reworking, whether modernization, renovation or extension, is a widespread and thoroughly rewarding task for many architects. Since the initial situation is documented for each of the presented projects, the reader can clearly understand the redesign process.

Additional information

Weight 1560 g
Dimensions 24.8 x 28.9 cm
Publisher name Braun Publishing AG
Publication date 17 September 2022
Number of pages 304
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.8 x 28.9 cm
Weight 1560 g


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Dorian Lucas was born in 1974 in the Lake Constance region and later studied photography and design in Berlin and France. After graduating, he worked as a product designer for numerous international companies in France, Germany and Switzerland. Alongside his work in this field he is also active as a freelance journalist and researcher. Through several research projects he has acquired extensive expertise in the field of sustainability. He has recently devoted himself increasingly to the topics of architectural preservation.