Mumford & Wood is the proud sponsor of a new RIBA Publishing book by Richard Wilcock: RENOVATIONS AN INSPIRATIONAL DESIGN PRIMER. The book, launched at an event hosted by U+I in their stunning new offices in Victoria, London, today is the result of three years of research by Richard Wilcock, an architect, journalist and former editor of the RIBA Journal.
The book RENOVATIONS showcases the best domestic refurbishment and renovation projects by some of the most talented architects and designers working in the UK. Some 32 fully-illustrated case studies, from Georgian and Victorian town houses and villas to suburban 20th century homes, shows how architects have given them all a new lease of life, extending their viability into the decades to come.
Many of the projects are in listed or in conservation areas and the schemes demonstrate how the most contemporary design can sit harmoniously alongside historic buildings and also transform traditional cellular layouts into open-plan kitchen/dining/living spaces suitable for contemporary lifestyles.
“The book is both inspiring as well as being technically detailed, and highlights advances in technology and building product development, including the latest methods to improve the energy efficiency of our traditional housing stock,” says Wilcock.
As sponsors Mumford & Wood benefit for exclusive inclusion in RENOVATIONS with detailed coverage of the raw material that makes the company’s high performance windows and doors sustainable, ethical and aesthetically pleasing. Also included are three very special case studies: the conversion of the Artist Residence Hotel, Pimlico with thermally efficient, double glazed Conservation™ products; the replacement of single glazed windows from the Heritage™ range specified in the beautiful Grade II listed Duke of York HQ in Chelsea, now home to the Saatchi Gallery, and finally the refurbishment and upgrade of an important terrace in Portland Square, Bristol, in which slender 12mm double glazed Classic™ windows and doors have been specified.
“We are delighted to have been given the opportunity to work with Richard in sponsoring this beautiful and technical new book,” says Frank Buckley, managing director, Mumford & Wood. “Many of the projects our windows and doors are specified for go into renovation schemes, some small, boutique and precious and others grand and high-profile, so this is a good match for both parties.”
On pages 190-191 there is also detailed content relating to Mumford & Wood’s RIBA-Assessed Factory Tour CPD and the personnel who take direct responsibility for working closely with architects especially in projects requiring technical knowledge of historic features.
Copies of the new RENOVATIONS book can be purchased now from www.ribabookshops.com at the cover price of £35.00, subject to delivery costs.