Adaptive Reuse

These five teams will put forward their proposals to restore the Charles Rennie Mackintosh library

James Taylor-Foster reports for Archdaily: Five Teams Shortlisted To Restore Mackintosh’s Glasgow School Of Art. It has been announced that five teams are the running to restore Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s celebrated school of art in Glasgow. UK based John McAslan + Partners (who restored Mackintosh’s last major commission), Scottish practice Page \ Park, and London and Hong-Kong based architects Purcell are all in the frame to lead the restoration of the Mackintosh Building amid...

Adaptive reuse of a former steel work factory in Minneapolis

Camile LeFevre reports for The Architect's Newspaper: Assembly Line. Architects retool a WWII-era steel works factory in Minneapolis. Once a steel works facility, Minneapolis' Crown Center is getting a second act thanks to local Brewers and Designers. Tucked behind the intersection of two rebounding thoroughfares in Northeast Minneapolis is the former Crown Iron Works, a steel works and factory that bustled with...

Yet another transformation of this mid-1800s church

Marshall Heyman reports for The Wall Street Journal: David Barton Gym Finds Sanctuary at the Limelight.  Former Church and Night Club Now Houses State-of-the-Art Workout Equipment. A David Barton Gym member lifts weights in a lower-level weight room.  A new gym on the border of Chelsea and the Flatiron district is giving new meaning to the idea that working out is at the...

Inside the Former Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory

Jeremiah Budin reports for Curbed: Inside (and Atop) Kickstarter's Greenpoint Headquarters. Every element of Kickstarter's new headquarters, located in a former pencil factory at 58 Kent Street in Greenpoint, was designed with sustainability in mind, architect Ole Sondresen explained to a series of Open House New York tours on Saturday morning. That the office space is built (or, as Sondresen put it, "programmed") around an open planted courtyard means...