The usual approach by architects and developers is to demolish and completely rebuild from scratch. However, there are clear advantages to adapting and re-using existing buildings as exemplified by two projects delivered by NTF Architecture.

Project Name: Adaptive Reuse
Studio Name: NTF Architecture
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Photography: Dave Kulesza

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“It can be more efficient working with the existing footprint. It’s also a more sustainable approach,” says architect Brett Nixon, director of NTF Architecture, who worked closely with co-director, architect George Fortey, who also highlights the economic advantages, increasing the return by retaining the original structures, while still adhering to planning guidelines.

©Dave Kulesza
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