Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Union






"The Union is a series of 16 units that generate a large portion of their own electricity by using roof-mounted photovoltaics. The original textile manufacturer’s union hall was repurposed into two live/work units and the architect’s office, while three new buildings have been adapted to form the rest of the development. The units offer abundant light and plenty of ventilation, as well private outdoor patios for each unit.

Needless to say, the idea of taking something old and turning it into a brand new space is a valuable but underused tool in the search for sustainable design. In this case, the architect was so interested in ensuring that the project fulfilled its promise of adaptive reuse that they incorporated spaces used by a convenience store and gas station within the plans." I'm loving these places, I could move right in! (notcot)

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