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15 April 2019
By Hayley Cormick

Designing future heritage buildings

When ladies and gentlemen were drawing up plans for new homes in the early centuries - sourcing materials from nearby lands, shaking hands with craftsmen to mould custom keystones, laying every brick by hand with care - no one could have imagined how the twenty first century modern building would compare. What was an industry that went to great lengths to create character and resilience through each material selected, each person involved and each individual who lived and loved the place over generations, has transitioned to a wasteful mentality where buildings are built and demolished within a single career. Where along the line did we start treating buildings with the same consumerist mentality as “fast fashion” and stop designing buildings that would be valued for generations as future heritage buildings? Read more…

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