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also fa·cad·ism  (fə-sä′dĭz′əm)
The practice of preserving the fronts of old buildings while demolishing the backs, often constructing modern interiors behind the old façades.
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Interiors will certainly change and there needs to be care that it is not a pastiche or just facadism, but a realistic attempt to rebuild communities, while also providing 21st century facilities," he said.
Facadism raises interesting questions about the wider purpose of listing.
It should be noted that the heavy work will involve the full facadism.
In the student housing category is this rather excellent example of facadism which can be spotted on London's Caledonian Road