Collection by Diana Budds

Take Two: 7 Adaptive Reuse Projects We Love

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As the way in which people use cities morphs form generation to generation, we're left with dormant buildings—those that have outlived their original purpose, but are rife for enterprising architects and designers to give them a second wind. This latent stock might include industrial remnants, former school houses, barns, and even convenience stores. In the following slideshow we examine seven such projects from Portland to Boston to Hamburg that demonstrate reusing and recycling go far when it comes to architecture.

The most dramatic view in the apartment, the First Presbyterian Church looms large in the Kovel living room.
The living-dining room replete with a Wells sofa from Room and Board, occupies what was formerly a classroom.
Mobile Nap Turner made much of the barn’s furniture from OSB, but the mobile daybed on wheels is a standout piece...
With the free-floating birch pod defining the space, and the massive Venetian chandelier accentuating the volume, the...
Idée Concrète To get a concrete look for the floors throughout the house, the team first considered Pandomo flooring,...
The kitchen and dining area is furnished with a salvaged timber table designed by Matt Eastvold, white Panton chairs,...
The winding stairwell runs from the ground-floor offices all the way to the top of the house, creating an airshaft for...
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