Adaptive Reuse

Conversion of a traditional Baptist church into mixed-use

Evan Bindelglass reports for Curbed: 121-Year-Old Upper West Side Church Will Add Apartments. The congregation wanted it, and now it will become a reality: the Upper West Side's Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will get a residential addition. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved its DXA studio-designed conversion to mixed-use—hosting both religious and residential uses. (Seems to be the direction dozens of other houses of worship in...

Redefining an industrial danish silo and turning it into an apartment building

Jennifer Whelan reports for Archdaily: COBE’s Adaptive Reuse of Nordhavnen Silo Marks Beginning of Redevelopment. Danish firm COBE is transforming the largest industrial building in Nordhavnen – a silo – into an apartment building with both private and public functions. For COBE, who also created the urban development plans for Nordhavnen, this project marks the beginning of the post-industrial area’s future. Nordhavnen is a harbor...

The Westminster Arcade is now filled with micro apartments

Chris Berger reports for Curbed: America's First Shopping Mall is Now Stuffed With Micro Homes. In 2008, Rhode Island's Providence Arcade was in trouble. Considered America's first indoor mall, the nearly 200-year-old downtown building closed after struggling to fill its cramped commercial spaces. The arcade needed an overhaul, but few viable options existed: when the possibility of a gut job arose, preservationists raised holy hell....

New development of Domino Sugar Factory will incorporate salvaged items

Katherine Clarke reports for The Daily News: Salvage operation at Domino Sugar factory tops $10M as developers look to rescue industrial artifacts. The iconic Domino Sugar factory sign and other artifacts are being salvaged and will return once the $1.5 billion project is completed. The developers of Williamsburg’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory say the 40-foot yellow neon sign which has adorned the property...