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We always say that the greenest brick is the one already in the wall: that it's better to revamp or refurbish an existing building than to build an entirely new one, even if the newcomer is as green as can be. Now the architecture firm Wepsi de Meuron Architekten has taken that logic to the extreme, restoring a 300 year old farm house in Central Italy that nearly burned to the ground in 1995. The building has been transformed into a bed and breakfast.
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More on the advantages of renovation over construction:
Restore and Repurpose Buckingham Palace, Don't Replace
How to Go Green: Home Renovation
In With The Old: Fixing What We've Got Comes Before Re-imagining What Might Be