Rehabilitation

How England’s Brutalist Buildings Are Getting Second Lives

While many Brutalist buildings may have outlived the purposes they were originally intended for, their generosity of space and solidity of construction can make them perfect for adapting to residential use.

While many Brutalist buildings may have outlived the purposes they were originally intended for, their generosity of space and solidity of construction can make them perfect for adapting to residential use.

Factory-Turned-Arts-Campus Forges Future from Industrial Past

Once the site of an abandoned steel mill, the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is now a remarkable mixed-use district in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Once the site of an abandoned steel mill, the SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus, a finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, is now a remarkable mixed-use district in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Spotlight: Housing for Formerly Homeless in New Orleans’ Historic Neighborhoods

A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans' Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.

A finalist for the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, the Iberville Offsite Rehabs are 46 historic homes rehabilitated for formerly homeless women and children in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods.

In Philadelphia, an Abandoned Bottling Plant Is a Makeshift Synagogue

Nestled in the Northern Liberties neighborhood, the site questions the nature of sacred space.

“Building for sale, pray within” Photography courtesy the author An abandoned 70,000-square-foot bottling plant in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood was just the right source for Rabbi Gedaliah Lowenstein, seventh generation Californian, to tap for his new synagogue. Of course, the price was also just right—rent free. An agreement with generous and supportive building owners, though, designated that the building could…