The Juxtaposition of Old and New

THE SECRETARY’S STANDARDS RECONSIDERED

EXTREMIST FOCUS ON DIFFERENTIATION: BECOMES A PASSPORT TO PROVOCATION

Bellevue House: and the Chimney Issue

THE NEWEST INTERPRETATION OF THE STANDARDS.

Parking Garages Hamilton Mill: Lowell, MA

Perry Mill Addition: Newport, RI

Charter of Venice Doctrine

 Any intervention should only be the minimum necessary

for the Site’s survival.

 Only minimum loss of the existing fabric is acceptable.  Any intervention should be reversible.  New work should be clearly differentiated from the old.  Collective Memory is Important.

Is all time Equal?

COLLECTIVE MEMORY IS USUALLY MORE IMPORTANT THAN CONTEMPORARY DESIGN STATEMENT

Durham, England

Charter of Venice Doctrine
 Many cultures continue to build with traditional methods;

Indian Morocco, Mexico.

 Section Twelve of Charter and Section Nine of Secretary of

Interior’s Standards become Passport for radical intervention.

 Contemporary Statement can be acknowledgement of past

values: not insertion of modernism’s industrial aesthetic.

 Charter of Venice would not have allowed rebuilding of

Warsaw or Campanile in Venice.

Warsaw, Poland

Campanili, Italy

PRESERVING A SUSTAINABLE STREETSCAPE TRUMPS HISTORICISM

Charleston, SC
Gas Station The Shops of Historic Foundation Charleston

Pueblo:

Taos, NM

What is contemporary?

CONFRONTATION IS SO DATED, WHEN THE GOAL SHOULD BE APPROPRIATENESS.

What is Appropriate?

STANDARDS NEED TO SHOW EXAMPLES OF WHERE BUILDINGS REALLY FIT IN.

Saratoga, NY

Redwood Library and Athenaeum: Newport, RI

PRESERVATION IS ABOUT PRESERVING SKILLS, AS WELL AS BUILDINGS.

The Morgan Library and Museum: New York, NY

The Morgan Library and Museum
As it is… As it could have been.

Fifth Avenue Synagogue, New York, NY

Fifth Avenue Synagogue
As it is... As it could be have been.

The Hearst Tower, New York, NY

The Hearst Tower
As it is... As it could have been.

If you can’t tell the difference look for the date!

2011