26 Dec '14, 2pm

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can strike an almost human chord in a person. When an aged, decrepit building is renovated and retooled to serve a modern purpose, it is as though a new lease on life has been granted to a structure that would otherwise have been condemned to the dust bins and scrap yards of history. A re-purposed building is allowed not only to survive, but to begin a fresh new chapter, building on history rather than destroying it. This act of creation without the need for destruction is one of the ideas that inspires Dutch architect Ruud Visser and his design firm Ruud Visser Architects . “The main question we always encounter,” Visser says, “is why should we preserve an old building? [But] it is the same question as to why we should preserve the landscape.” Read on for a look at Visser's inspiring work!

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/interview-with-ruud-visser-house-in-...

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