Tag Archives: Adaptive reuse

From power plant to luxury community

A master plan for London’s Battersea Power Station reads like a utopian post-industrialist fantasy and a developer’s dream: a power plant reborn as dense community center by 2020. It’s a non-local story of adaptive reuse that should result in an … Continue reading

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The greenies v. the preservationists

Crosscut’s Knute Berger wrote an interesting column today about the animosity between historic preservationists and green building proponents. Too often, he says, green building techniques and density goals are used as justification for tearing down Seattle’s usable buildings and squandering … Continue reading

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