Monthly Archives: December 2015

Top Ten Reasons to Reuse an Existing Building – Place

SKL
Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Theory & Practice

TOP TEN REASONS TO REUSE AN EXISTING BUILDING PLACE   “Why come to Trude? I asked myself. And I already wanted to leave. ‘You can resume your flight whenever you like’ they said to me, ‘but you will arrive at another Trude, absolutely the same, detail by detail…. only the name of the airport changes.” […]

The chickens looked me in the eye

Gladys Ly-Au Young
Categories: Project Updates

We were at the Madrona School Lowery Farm on Wednesday. It’s a beautiful afternoon after some heavy rain and storm earlier this week. The site is wooded on the north, east and south with good sun exposure. As we were walking around, we saw some chickens the school is raising on the highest ground. Some […]

10 Reasons to Re-Use an Old Building – History

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Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Theory & Practice

TOP TEN REASONS TO REUSE AN EXISTING BUILDING HISTORY   “…the greatest glory of a building is not in its stones, nor in its gold. Its glory is in its Age, and in that deep sense of voicefulness, of stern watching, of mysterious sympathy… which we feel in walls that have long been washed by […]

10 Reasons to Re-Use an Old Building – Intro

SKL
Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Theory & Practice

We believe in the intrinsic value older buildings offer their communities, and we work hard to incorporate new program into them. Their history grounds us in our relationship to our city, their texture a unique backdrop to modern life. As our city grows and our current building stock ages, it is time to look at […]

Gladys’ take on What Architects Can Do to Fight Climate Change

Myra Lara
Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Theory & Practice

As COP21 is underway in Paris, Curbed asked various architects on how the profession, practice, and discipline can help to fight climate change. You can read the whole article here. Gladys’s extended features is below. Borrowing from Jared Diamond’s book “Collapse”, the four stages of collapse due to climate change can be represented as followed: […]