Facadism

the practice of retaining the front elevation (facade) and constructing a new and usually larger building behind it. While it is a practice much condemned by conservationists, in fact there can be arguments in its favour, but it needs careful handling.
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Facadism

Fa├žadism (or Fa├žadomy) refers to an architectural and construction practice where the facade of a building was designed or constructed separately to the rest of a building. More often it refers to the practice where only the facade of a building is preserved with new buildings erected behind or around it. There are aesthetic and historical reaso...
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