April 5, 2011, 5am PDT
In this Q&A, architect Brenda Levin talks about the role of preservation in Los Angeles, and how restoring and reusing some of the city's historic buildings has created a long-term benefit.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 24, 2011, 10am PDT
Through a rule that allows landlords to financially benefit from allowing charities and non-profits to use their spaces, empty office buildings in the UK are being utilized by groups for a variety of projects, including an art exhibition.
March 4, 2011, 9am PST
Gold mining was an integral part of what made the city of Johannesburg, South Africa one of the most economically important cities on the continent. But as mining winds down, some are trying to find new ways to use the landscape of mining operations.
December 30, 2010, 5am PST
An air hangar in Germany has been converted into a massive waterpark, which some see as the possible beginning of a trend in adaptive reuse of these types of facilities.
November 3, 2010, 6am PDT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is urging for golf courses to be expropriated for other uses, and calling on citizens to make use of abandoned land.
August 25, 2010, 7am PDT
An architect and planner in India has proposed a plan to convert Delhi's storm drains into a network of walkways and passages.
August 1, 2010, 7am PDT
That's the name of the new project being built in the Beijing Watercube, one of the city's highlight architectural creations built for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
July 20, 2010, 11am PDT
Decommissioned Tempelhof Airport in Berlin had been the subject of grand plans for reusing the massive space for the last two years. But with little money in city coffers, officials decided to simply open it to the public as-is.
July 15, 2010, 8am PDT
A decades-old plan to convert a bus yard into a housing project has gained new momentum in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Examiner
June 15, 2010, 9am PDT
Officials in Seattle are trying to pass legislation that would allow stalled construction sites to be reused as parking lots and temporary vending areas.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 2, 2010, 2pm PDT
Revelations that a school cafeteria in Philadelphia is being used as a nightclub on the weekends has outraged locals and parents.
March 21, 2010, 7am PDT
Activists have turned the site of a former inner-city freeway in San Francisco into a community garden.
February 26, 2010, 5am PST
A former Naval weapons station in Concord, California will be converted into a new, 12,000-home neighborhood.
February 24, 2010, 6am PST
As the auto industry evolves, the vast car lots that sprung up in many California towns over the past few decades are falling out of use. Cities are looking at new ways to reuse these spaces.
February 18, 2010, 8am PST
The abandoned infrastructure for an inner-city rail project in Lima, Peru, has been adapted into a playful amusement park.
February 5, 2010, 11am PST
Underused since the end of the 2008 Summer Olympics, the Beijing Water Cube swimming stadium will be converted into a water park.
January 18, 2010, 12pm PST
An interdisciplinary team of urban designers, architects, and analysts have proposed a neo-retro-futurist scenario for making downtown Portland nearly car-free by 2050.
January 6, 2010, 12pm PST
This slideshow from the <em>BBC</em> explores how Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest Olympic stadium is being reused -- as a kids theme park.
December 29, 2009, 6am PST
Closed car dealerships across the country are finding new life as yoga studios, classrooms, and day care centers.
December 14, 2009, 5am PST
School officials in the UK are increasingly looking at old office buildings and other existing facilities that can be converted into school houses more affordably than building from scratch.