An independent steel structure has been inserted on top of the existing brick factory building to create several double-height (7 metres) studio spaces; architecture: Haworth Tompkins Architects, photo: Philip Vile Malcolm Fraser Architects performed a similar trick when they adapted three derelict mews buildings and a Victorian lawyers office in Edinburgh into light and spacious open-plan offices by adding a series of new metal roofs. These provide improved light and ventilation.

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Young Street Lane Offices by Malcolm Fraser Architects is located in a mews street in Edinburgh’s original New Town; photo: David Cemry

Where a building has largely retained its structural integrity, the changes needed to alter or enhance its functionality may be relatively minimal. London-based architects Haworth Tompkins recently completed the conversion of a former factory building into a series of painting studios for students at the Royal College of Art. The existing brick building was retained, but its original pitched roof was replaced by a suitably industrial looking saw-toothed steel structure. The angle of the ridg...

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The Gold Coast Paper warehouse was built in the 1950s and served the Austin, Texas, area for a number of years. Lake|Flato Architects was commissioned to develop and realize the adaptive reuse of the old warehouse. The firm focuses their work on six principles: land, light, craft, community, spaces between, sustainability. It is now the permanent home for the LIVESTRONG offices in East Austin, Texas.

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The rusted hue of the Cor-Ten steel in Haworth Tompkins Architects's Dovecote Studio project is similar to that of the red brick farm buildings nearby; photo: Philip Vile

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