Adaptive reuse is a way of conserving resources and the historic value of an old building into a new one. This is done for environmental reasons, availability of land, preservation of a historic landmark, etc. Many architectural firms around the world are using adaptive reuse as a way and solution to many problems faced during development. 

1. 1100 Architects – 

1100 Architect is a designing firm in New York City and Frankfurt founded by directors David Piscuskas and Juergen Riehm. At the point when the University of Pennsylvania propelled another organization, a small cottage worked in 1851 filled in as an impossible canvas. 1100 Architect’s transformative plan fused a segment of the existing house through fastidious protection. The structure intervenes in two contradicting conditions: a walker scales to its south and west, and a clamoring traffic passage to its north and east.

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2. Heatherwick studio – 

Thomas Alexander Heatherwick is an English architect and the founder of London-based design firm Heatherwick Studio. Since the late 1990s, Heatherwick has risen as one of Britain’s most noteworthy architects. Heatherwick works with a group of around 180 engineers, originators, and producers from a studio and workshop in King’s Cross, London. The architect additionally engineered the versatile reuse of a 1920s grain storehouse on Cape Town’s waterfront, transforming it into Zeitz MOCAA, South Africa’s biggest historical center.

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3. Vector Architects – 

Vector Architects was established in 2008 in Beijing. Rather than upholding an architect’s ego or making shallow structures, a good architect needs to regard the current condition with rationale and reasons. The contemporary Chinese structure industry includes quick creation and the quest for tall, enormous, and extravagantly shaped milestones. Architects no longer give their endeavors in the key and significant truth of design. Beijing-based Vector Architects took this eager versatile reuse venture, transforming a 1960s sugar plant complex into a new retreat, Alila Yangshuo Hotel. 

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4. Herzog and de Meuron Basel Ltd. – 

Herzog and de Meuron Basel Ltd. is a Swiss architecture firm with its administrative center in Basel, Switzerland. The professions of organizers and senior accomplices Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron firmly resembled each other, with both going to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. They are most popular for transforming the monster Bankside Power Station in London to the new home of Tate Modern. Herzog and de Meuron’s most aspiring Hamburg show corridor complex took 16 years to finish, however at last facilitated its first show in January 2017. 

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5. Zecc architecten – 

Zecc works from three ground standards: what we construct is utilitarian, maintainable, and connect all faculties simultaneously. Joining these three standards frequently appears to be an unimaginable task. Nonetheless, this is the center of Zecc’s quality. When a vehicle production line excused as ‘the ugliest structure in Hilversum’, this 1912 structure was redesigned by Zecc Architecten, who has transformed it into a food-safe house with a market and basement brewery. The best part is that the rebuilding work has had a Cinderella impact, uncovering excellent Art Nouveau bones under the terrible 1970s cladding.

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6. Foster Wilson Architects – 

Foster Wilson Architects is a main structural practice with worldwide notoriety for the plan of social structures and imaginative spaces. Foster Wilson Architects transformed a legacy recorded church in Bedford, England, into a performance center with a curved timber and glass anteroom bar. In the town of Bedford, a Moravian church and Minister’s House has been changed into a performing center, with the sanctuary changed over into a 300 seat galleried yard theater, and utilizes unique materials at every possible opportunity. 

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7. Steven Holl Architects – 

Steven Holl Architects, the New York practice established by American architect and painter Steven Holl in 1976. For the Franz Kafka Society Center, the basement of the building was once in the past utilized for clothing stockpiling and was changed into space for shows, talks, shows, and Franz Kafka’s private library. The place was once a dull and drab space, including bay windows and new dividing rejuvenated the structure, making new visual associations.

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8. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson – 

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is a design practice based in the United States that was founded by Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania by Peter Bohlin and Richard Powell in 1960. Bohlin’s firm integrated with John F. Larkin and Bernard Cywinski’s Philadelphia-based compositional practice, Larkin Cywinski, in 1979. For Brooklyn’s first Apple store, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson planned this 13,700-square-foot retail space to supplement the ward’s notable modern past. 

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9. BKSK – 

BKSK is a 6-accomplice established in 1985, with 50 people New York City-based firms spend significant time in a building that is socially, logically, and naturally locked in. At its center, BKSK attempts to create significant exchanges among contemporary and notable architecture. By that ethos, some time ago the unassuming hipped top of Tammany Hall on New York’s Union Square was being changed into an unpredictable arch of glass and earthenware.

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10. MVRDV –

MVRDV is a Netherlands-based engineering and urban plan practice established in 1993.[1] The name is an abbreviation for establishing individuals: Winy Maas (1959), Jacob van Rijs (1964), and Nathalie de Vries (1965). Maas and Van Rijs worked at OMA, De Vries at Mecanoo before beginning MVRDV.

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11. MACHADO SILVETTI –

Machado Silvetti is an architecture firm known for its particular and remarkable works in the United States and abroad. Situated on a memorable 66-section of the land bequest, the Ringling Estate is one of the biggest historical center college buildings in the United States. The formation of the new Asian Art Study Center included the expansion and redesign of the southwest corner of the Museum complex. Changing over 18,000 square-feet of the room into lasting displays, coated earthenware, making another stupendous entrance.

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12. Wilmotte & Associes SAS –

Wilmotte and Associes SAS is the architectural practice established by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, which as of now employs 270 staff of 25 unique nationalities and practices in 28 nations. The Hall Freyssinet is a 1000-foot-since quite a while ago shed in a clamoring region of Paris, worked in the late 1920s by French designer Eugène Freyssinet. The strikingly thin structure is made out of prestressed reinforced concrete and is under 2 inches thick in specific regions.

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13. Hariri Pontarini Architects –

Hariri Pontarini Architects is a full-administration Canadian firm delivering work of enduring worth. Amalgamating Victorian and contemporary materials to make a unique work, 7 St. Thomas blends retail and business structure through an innovative interchange of structure and light. Six legacy apartments are incorporated into a three-story platform, with a crooked six-story tower above, which strips once more from the area to protect the perspectives on existing private structures.

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14. Studio V Architecture – 

Studio V Architecture is a New York City-based architecture and planning firm that was established in 2006. For more than 150 years, seven wonderful memorable block structures have existed between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges on the Brooklyn waterfront. These Civil War time structures were named the Empire Stores, after their unique uses as espresso distribution centers.

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15. Dorte Mandrup Architecture –

 Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is behind a few universally acclaimed buildings. In 2004, Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter won the competition to change over the Jaegersborg Water Tower into a mixed-use building. Presently, the structure is involved by understudy lodging on the upper floors, with a distending crystalline structure added to every unit, offering included light and perspectives on the city.

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