Adaptive Reuse

Interior Architecture in Adaptive Reuse

Interior Architecture in Adaptive Reuse

When you think of architecture, city skylines probably come to mind - the exterior appearance of buildings is what people usually associate with an architect's work.  However, there is another side of the field: interior architecture.  Not to be confused with interior decorating, interior designers or architects design interior space that is bound by existing structures (walls, beams, doors) and equally...

How Adaptive Reuse Has Helped New York City

How Adaptive Reuse Has Helped New York City

Urban areas are often overcrowded with an abundance of unused buildings. Buildings boasting exceptional architectural details that once served the community well are cast aside to make way for modern buildings to fit the needs of a rapidly advancing technological society. The redeeming features of these buildings are often overlooked, and contractors sometimes fail to see the potential in an...

Iconic Beaux Arts Hotel from 1906, The Knickerbocker, reopens after a complete interior gut renovation

Jeremiah Budin reports for Curbed: Preview the Historic Knickerbocker Hotel's Modern Makeover. The Knickerbocker, the iconic Beaux Arts hotel originally opened in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV, is set to reopen next Thursday, and we recently got a tour inside the historic building, where the construction crew is putting in the finishing touches. Though The Knickerbocker is an individual landmark, which...

The Bronx General Post Office continues its path towards retail and commercial conversion

Evan Bindelglass reports for Curbed: Bronx Post Office Nears Its Future As a Dining and Retail Mecca. The Bronx General Post Office is close to getting the go-ahead for rebirth. The grand 1937-built building on, well, the Grand Concourse, was designated an individual landmark in 1976. Its lobby, with 13 lovely New Deal-era murals, was designated an interior landmark in 2013. In 2014, Young Woo & Associates paid $19 million to the U.S. Postal Service for...