The old Pratt Street power plant in Baltimore in the US is now home to commercial uses. But the heritage preservation is compromised by advertising that is not sympathetic to the building style and design.
Adaptively re-using buildings can preserve heritage while enabling new uses that help make cities more liveable and sustainable.
The Tower of London has altered greatly in its 900-year history as a castle, home, museum, prison and tourist attraction.
When talking about heritage, we need to be clear about our definitions and our objectives for each building. Then we can work on achieving the optimum balance of heritage and sustainability.
London’s famous Shard is one big window, but bricks and wood are more efficient.
Air conditioning alone won't make global warming more bearable – architects must reinvent the window.
Beautifully rendered: rammed earth walls don’t typically need decorating.
Rammed earth has been used for centuries, for buildings that have stood the test of time, including China's Great Wall. It's also cheap and environmentally friendly, so why aren't modern architects embracing it?