This project will explore the relationships between newly built, contemporary architecture and existing ruins. The product will be an architecture that works with historic preservation to highlight the values of the old and will achieve a stimulating yet respectful design that demonstrates how ruins can be used in modern day settings as a means of bringing people closer to ruins. It will be an architecture that can be used to integrate historic ruins back into their contemporary settings. The focus of this project will be an early nineteenth-century ruin in Barboursville, Virginia that is located on the site of a world renowned winery and inn. This new architecture will bring people in, above, around, and through the ruins to not only enhance one’s experience of the aesthetic value, but also to shine light on the ruin’s use-value.
Fredericks, Alison B., "Architecture for Ruins: How Building New Can Showcase the Old in Barboursville, VA" (2014). Architecture Theses. 100.