'Adapt or die' goes the old saying. If the alternative to the repurposing of redundant structures – often much-loved architectural landmarks – is their demolition, then we say change is good. 

With adaptive reuse in contemporary architectural practice becoming an increasingly popular way of sustainably reclaiming sites, the latest crop of typology-shifting projects from around the globe demonstrate both the creative opportunities and the technical challenges at stake. 

 
Simon Keane-Cowell, Editor-in-Chief
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You’ve changed: adaptive reuse in new architectural projects
Photo: James Jones 
Old buildings are changing. Be it for reasons of historical preservation or land conservation, demolition is giving way to creative adaptation. It’s a whole new you.
 
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Pedrali presented its latest collections at the 57th Salone del Mobile in Milan with the #Pedraligoodideas setting designed by the Milanese firm Calvi Brambilla, an installation that is part museum display and part product dramatization.

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Squaring the circle: WilkinsonEyre’s Gasholders London project
Photo: Peter Landers
British architectural practice WilkinsonEyre’s repurposing of a trio of listed Victorian gasholders has reinscribed their status as a London architectural landmark.
 
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ICONIC AWARDS 2018: Innovative Architecture

The international architecture and design competition ICONIC AWARDS confers prizes on outstanding architecture projects, as well as on innovative interior and product design and persuasive communications concepts. 

Deadline: May 14th, 2018

 

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DESIGN FLOW: 50 YEARS OF VOLA

It's half a century since pioneering, Danish tap manufacturer VOLA first collaborated with design legend Arne Jacobsen. You wouldn't guess it, though, looking at their still-contemporary, architectural products.

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SO COOL IT'S HOT: GAGGENAU

Since its recent launch in March 2018, GAGGENAU’s new Vario cooling 400 series has already garnered the coveted iF gold award for product design.

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TRUST IS GOOD, CONTROL IS BETTER: GROHE SMARTCONTROL

Innovative and design-led sanitaryware manufacturer GROHE's new SmartControl system controls three separate spray functions with an exclusive turn feature, putting the user in full control of their shower.
 

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A FAMILY AFFAIR: MINOTTI

The high-end Italian furniture manufacturer MINOTTI celebrates its 70th birthday! To mark this milestone, the company is launching an impressive collection of anniversary products that are among the highlights of this year's Salone del Mobile.

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U-TURN: GROHE ATRIO

Premium German bathroom-fittings manufacturer GROHE has given its iconic Atrio series a stylish new redesign.

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OFFICE FURNITURE WITH A SYSTEM

Open-space offices, cellular offices, combined offices or team offices: WINI’s product portfolio brings together innovative solutions for modern contract furnishing – including modular table systems, individual, project and team workstations, highly-absorbent acoustic systems, stationary and mobile storage-space solutions, and representative conference and reception facilities.

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Nevka by Art Gluck Design Group
Photo: Dmitriy Tsyrencshikov
This St Petersburg project involves the reconstruction of a 19th-century cotton mill. Art Gluck Design Group struck the optimal balance between respecting the building's historical features and creating the necessary functionality of a contemporary business centre. The project was completed in 2017.
 
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Squire and Partners
Photo: Gareth Gardner
Squire and Partners is an award-winning architecture practice which has been designing and executing buildings on key sites in London and internationally for over 35 years.
 
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May 2018
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