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  • Seeing that authorities do not conform to original structures is unfortunately a common pattern, said Kolbe, adding that the method of "facadism" is utilized to build recreation centers out of old structures.

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  • One expert condemned it as "facadism" with little thought for sympathetic design.

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  • Toronto, meanwhile, has squandered some of its heritage during the recent condo bubble goldrush through facadism - pasting a veneer of an old, viable building onto another boring, glass tower.

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  • It's true that if we look back in time, we find vivid facadism in all periods of architecture.

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  • This meant the architects did not have to resort to facadism or some other form of historic gutting.


  • Heath Robinson version of a De Stijl painting - an irregular, stylised facadism which luxury flats all over London often attempt, usually failing miserably.

    sit down man, you're a bloody tragedy

  • (facadism) Self - Ethical neutrality Ethical negotiation Ignoring problem & keeping quiet Seeking out other 'views and consciousness (inaction) supporting the wishes of the most powerful (bending rules) Personal certainty, fixed Personal aporia, shifting priorities and values priorities and values Degree of ethical integrity Source: Fisher and Rice (1999)

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    You could be excused for thinking so. Efforts to preserve local “character” while accommodating massive development have seen a revival of what’s called “façadism” where old building exteriors are used as a kind of ground-level wrapping on new structures. Facadism is not a new phenomenon, but it’s booming in Seattle these days.

    April 1, 2015