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Help the Aged: innovative adaptive reuse in architecture

'Waste not, want not' is an expression that has become increasingly pertinent in recent years as economic conditions have forced many of us to ..
  • Meg Jamison

    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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