Adaptive Reuse

Lacaton & Vassal Have Pioneered a Strategy for Saving France’s Social Housing

Social housing is threatened with demolition nearly everywhere it exists. Two architects have pioneered a strategy for saving these important public assets and the communities that live in them.

Social housing is threatened with demolition nearly everywhere it exists. Two architects have pioneered a strategy for saving these important public assets and the communities that live in them.

The London Olympics Are Over. Now What?

The city has introduced concepts of temporality in its buildings, unlike previous Olympic hosts. But will they be enough?

Just as Danny Boyle’s cinematic representation of England’s transition from a pastoral, farming nation to the leaders of the industrial revolution, London’s East End has been going through a transition of its own in preparation for the Olympic Games. The next question that begs analysis, and dare I say it, the delightfully sarcastic judgment that so often begets British dialogue,…

Holdings Company Finds an Unlikely Home in New Haven Ruin

Higher One's office negotiates a dilapidated factory and a postindustrial economy, producing something of a new architectural typology in the process.

Governor Dannel Malloy cuts the ribbon at the new Higher One offices Courtesy Teo Quintana Last Tuesday, financiers Higher One cut the ribbon on its new, 150,000 sq. ft., $46 million office space in New Haven’s once-defunct Winchester Repeating Arms factory. Designed by Svigals + Partners and completed in only nine months, the building will provide offices for 240 employees. What…