A new book by photographer Michel Arnaud shows some of the best examples of adaptive reuse, from a Masonic temple that became a nonprofit to an auto shop that was converted into an arts center.
The built environment contributes to nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, and new construction makes up a big chunk of that. Renovating the buildings we already have is a crucial way to protect the environment. The move toward adaptive reuse—or repurposing existing buildings for new functions—has never been more urgent.
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