Top Ten Reasons to Reuse an Existing Building – Big

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Categories: Adaptive Reuse, Theory & Practice

TOP TEN REASONS
TO REUSE AN EXISTING BUILDING


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Subtraction is easier than addition. Large, dramatic gathering spaces are created by simply carving away parts of the old building.


Before and After: Big community hall at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle.

In this example, the existing Kong Yick SRO building could not be converted into a museum because it is four stories tall, more than allowed by code. By removing parts of the second floor, four stories became three, allowing the museum to work.

At the same time, large public gathering spaces at the ground floor are introduced into the building.


TOP TEN REASONS
TO REUSE AN EXISTING BUILDING

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