facadism

April 28, 2016, 6am PDT
Facadism is a critical concept for evaluating projects that rehabilitate, renovate, or redevelop historic structures—but it's often considered too esoteric for conversation. It's time we all got on the same page.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 3, 2015, 12pm PDT
Lamenting the gutting of historic buildings and leaving them a shell of their former selves.
Crosscut
October 3, 2014, 9am PDT
One possible frame though which to consider the ongoing evolution of cities like San Francisco: the measures (sometimes) taken to preserve the historic fabric of the city.
Socket Site
January 23, 2014, 12pm PST
Developers are seeking allowances to gut the historic Boyd Theatre in Philadelphia to build an eight-screen movie complex.
PlanPhilly
February 4, 2012, 9am PST
Facadism is often criticized for its awkward juxtapositions, but here are eight of the nicest facadist renovations from around the world, according to Stephen Smith.
International Business Times