Total Fan of Adaptive Reuse!
Today, while reading one of my million daily newsletters, I was inspired to find my readers some stories about Adaptive Reuse. What exactly is adaptive reuse, you might ask? In my opinion, it’s when people ingeniously utilize a space or building for something other than its original intention. This usually requires a change in codes and zoning of course, but how can one not love something so….sustainable? Here are a few examples I’ve found in my search today:
1. The Bemis Building – right here in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood! A very old (by American standards of course) burlap factory that was turned into incredible artists’ live/work lofts.
2. Ruined Georgian Church turned into Home in England – thank you Freshome Blog! GORGEOUS example of how a couple turned an ancient church into a new home. Definitely an appreciation of history here!
3. 7 (More) Amazing Adaptive Reuse Architecture Projects – WebUrbanist’s list of some incredible examples of this GREAT topic!
These are just a few of the myriads of examples available to you on the web. I love that there are designers and architects out there who are willingly thinking completely outside the “building it new is always better” box!