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Adaptive Reuse

Fall Asleep in Class at Portland, Oregon's Kennedy School

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

There's the multi-level Broiler Room Bar, a bar located, unsurprisingly, in the former broiler room. And there's the Cypress Room, which focuses on international rums. The Detention Bar permits cigar smoking, while Honors Bar plays classical and operatic music for its guests.

How One Family Turned A 45-Room Hotel Into One Incredible Home

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 12.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

A home doesn't always have to be a traditional house. It can be a shipping container. Or, a giant structure that resembles a group of mushrooms. Or fo...

How to Reuse a Casino

Chloe Taft | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Chloe Taft

Multinational casino corporations are leaving town for more profitable business opportunities elsewhere. Adapting closed resorts could address the inequalities that plague many American cities by converting luxury hotels into affordable housing.

3 Recycled Structures That Beautifully Transformed Their Communities

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel

To keep an old building, or bust it down and build something new in its place? Such is the question facing developers who want to increase property va...

Jason Deem on St. Louis: 'A Big Experiment in Adaptive Reuse'

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

As part of the Cities in Focus Blog series, the National Trust's Community Outreach team wanted to highlight a local leader -- someone who is in the c...

Partnership for Building Reuse: Learning from Los Angeles

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Through innovative public policy and creative private development, Los Angeles is demonstrating how older buildings can be repurposed to serve the new, creative economy and help meet ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions.

WATCH: You've Never Seen A Water Tower Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Rain Embuscado | Posted 04.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

Find out what this former water house from 1938 looks like now.

The 700-Year-Old Former Church Turned Modern Bookstore

Tom Moran | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Tom Moran

There are numerous spectacular bookstores throughout the world, and labeling one "the finest on earth" is subjective at best. But Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen, a 700-year-old former Catholic church in the Netherlands city of Maastricht, is certainly one of the grandest.

PHOTOS: Would You Live In A Former Insane Asylum?

Posted 03.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

A gorgeous landmark with an eerie past goes condo.

LOOK: 8 Surprising Homes That Started Out As 'Something Else'

The Huffington Post | Shana Ecker | Posted 01.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Hint: You'd normally park your car in this space.

A New Park Transforms A Madrid Neighborhood | Posted 12.27.2011 | Travel

Twenty-seven miles of new tunnels were dug; countless tons of granite installed to make paths and fountains; some 8,000 pine trees planted. A new, ...

10 Clever Examples Of Reuse In Architecture

Tom Mallory | Posted 01.20.2012 | Arts
Tom Mallory

Adaptive reuse of materials and spaces in architecture today are in fact so highly legitimate it makes one question the necessity of creating new buildings.

Preservation of a 260-Year-Old Stove and Why It Matters

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Earlier this month on my trip to Frederick, Maryland, the tourism board had organized wonderful days for me. Among the sites they planned for me to v...

President-Elect Obama: Thinking About Your Presidential Library? Have I Got a Site for You

Lee Bey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lee Bey

What will breathe new life into Pullman and create a draw to this unique piece of Americana? Turn the factory into the most visible adaptive-reuse project in the world: The Barack Obama Presidential Library.