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Incorporating Adaptive Reuse to Restore Old Landmark Buildings

As progress dictates that we must forge on into the future, the unfortunate tearing down of the old to make room for the new means more buildings are being lost. Adaptive reuse, however, defines progress differently. To those who may not be familiar with this type of architectural restoration, adaptive reuse takes an existing structure and refines it, breathing new

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Scott Henson Architect Receives the Palladio Award!

(Image © Alexander Severin) For over 16 years, the editors of Traditional Building have resolved to give historically influenced architecture its due respect. In naming the award after Andrea Palladio, they commemorate the master teacher and architect whose principles of clarity, simplicity, proportionality, and originality remain relevant today. Each year, the Palladio Awards honor both individual designers and design teams

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Adaptive Reuse In New York City: The TWA Flight Terminal

The redevelopment of the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport is a recent example of adaptive reuse in New York City which highlights the endless opportunities for repurposing the region’s abandoned commercial spaces. Beyer Blinder Belle’s recently unveiled restoration and extension proposes 505-room hotel which reuses the shell of architect Earo Saarinen’s iconic mid-20th century airport terminal – considered state-of-the-art, even

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New Dimensions and Classic Charm: Adaptive Reuse in New York City

New York City is a place with a rich history, a buzzing atmosphere, and commanding architecture.  Natives and travelers alike regularly walk past sites of historic and aesthetic value unaware of the potential that lines the block. Adaptive reuse in New York City is a viable option for those who are looking to place a new function, and get new

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