Browsing Architecture by Subject "adaptive reuse"
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- ItemAdaptive Reuse in Martinsburg: The Interwoven School of Crafts(2008-06-17) McIntyre, Kristina; Kelly, Brian; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)This thesis explores critical regionalism and sustainable design through the adaptive reuse of the former Interwoven Stocking Company mill in Martinsburg, West Virginia. New programming establishes the manufacturing complex as the Interwoven School of Crafts, a learning institution dedicated to the production of functional, handcrafted arts and thereby also to the continuance of local culture. Regionalistic ideas are further explored through the development of a visitor center and gallery building that showcases the work of the artists. Nestled within the historic complex, this contemporary building is the interface between spaces, materials, and time periods. By building a contemporary structure the character of the existing buildings is enhanced by the contrast rather than trivialized by imitation or replication. By designing with sustainable principles and building craft in mind the newer components will contribute to both the character and the long lifespan of what is already on site.
- ItemAdaptive Reuse in Post-Industrial Detroit: Testing the Viability of the Engine Works(2008-08-29) Green, Jessica; Eisenbach, Ronit; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)The decline of heavy industry and manufacturing in today's major cities has created a serious dilemma. These industrial areas which once brought success and vitality to our cities now exist only as derelict reminders of the past. Through adaptive reuse this thesis reinterprets the industrial landscape as a resource for future growth. An example of post-industrial Detroit, the abandoned Dry Dock Engine Works facility no longer is the vital center of activity it once was. Using this isolated building on the Detroit Waterfront as the site of operations, this thesis seeks to establish a link between past and future, combining multiple new land uses (museum, market, ferry terminal, business incubator) and existing site elements (building, river, rail/trail) to generate a ripple effect of social energy. The interaction between these diverse elements not only creates a new "reason for being" for the Engine Works, but a reason for growth in a shrinking city.
- ItemGreen Beer: Preserving Dayton's Industrial Legacy Through Sustainable Brewing Practices(2019) Schrantz, Emma Theresa; du Puy, Karl; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)Small-scale “craft” brewing is experiencing a renaissance in American culture and has caused a cultural shift in urban communities. The movement has rapidly impacted urban development in American Rust Belt cities, and in many ways, has promoted the rehabilitation of historic buildings and districts. This project explores ways in which craft brewing has increased economic redevelopment of historic places, as well as investigating larger trends and benefits of sustainable preservation and brewing. These findings will be synthesized through the design of a proposed ‘sustainable craft brewery’ and business collective, representing the intersections of urban agriculture, historic preservation, and sustainability. Style, materiality, and brand management will be inspired by the history and culture of the Wright-Dunbar Village, which is at the cusp of economic redevelopment in Dayton, Ohio. The goal of this design intervention is to preserve the legacy of a forgotten place, while creating a new urban community and tourist destination for Dayton.
- ItemMemory of the Future: Adaptive Reuse of the Seaholm Power Plant, Austin, Texas(2006-05-18) Davis, Matthew Earl; Wortham, Brooke D; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)This thesis will investigate ways in which elements and cues can be introduced to an existing building to serve the memory of the future. The project will serve as a continuation of time and space, linking what the building has been to present and future evolutions. This thesis will investigate several types of built interventions to the historic and currently unused Seaholm Power Plant site in downtown Austin, Texas, creating something greater than but inherently associated with the physical structure itself. Utilizing a concept of structures existing in different states of permanence, with different influences on memory, this project will test the ability to design into a collective memory. The attempt will be made to embellish the life and story of the Seaholm building, linking the ways it has been know before, is remembered and used now, and how it will project our heritage to those that await us.
- ItemMothballed: Transforming the Carcass of a Naval Warehouse into an Agricultural Incubator(2012) Pizzo, Anthony Salvatore; Rockcastle, Garth C; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)Philadelphia has one of the oldest and most rich industrial heritages in the United States. The Philadelphia Navy Yard itself was one of the first established shipyards in the United States. After a long history of shipbuilding, the end of the Cold War had rendered the site and its production of military ships inoperative. Since the yard's closure in 1996, the remaining derelict buildings and vessels are a ghostly reminder of the Navy Yard's past significance. This thesis will explore the stimulation of the yard by reestablishing its reason for being. The rapid progression of technological advancements has left shipbuilding a trade of the past. As a result, many structures that were once hubs of superior industrial manufacturing now remain neglected. This project will investigate adaptively reusing the abandoned carcass of a naval warehouse and its surrounding officer quarters. Memory of the site's industrial past will foster the integration of an agricultural research center that demonstrates state-of-the-art processes as part of a renewed form of technological tradition. This research center will become a beacon of agricultural research, education, and exhibition, while carrying on the building and Navy Yard's tradition as a place of technology and production.
- ItemObsolescence and Renewal: Transformation of Post War Concrete Buildings(2016) Johnston, Kara Mary; Gardner, Amy; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)In this thesis I investigate issues of post-war concrete buildings and how we can both add value and make adaptable what we have traditionally defined as not valuable and not adaptable. 55% of United States’ commercial building stock was built between the years of 1960 and 1980, leaving 36 billion square feet of building material to be adaptively reused or at the bottom of a landfill. Currently, our culture does not value many character defining features of these buildings making the preservation of these buildings difficult, especially at this 50 year critical moment of both the attribution of a “historic” status and time when major renovation of these buildings needs to occur. How can architects add value to a building type, sometimes called “brutalist”, that building culture currently under values and thinks is “obsolete”? I tested this hypothesis using the James Forrestal Building in Washington D.C. After close study of the obsolescence, value,history and existing conditions, I propose a design that adds value to Southwest Washington D.C. and may serve as an example for post-war renewal around the country.
- ItemReEmbodied Infrastructure(2013) Strobel, Katherine Paich; Lamprakos, Michele; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)The abandoned West Heating Plant site offers an enviable yet challenging opportunity to look beyond the proposed housing response and explore potentially unconventional options to integrate new uses into the building while also respecting the heritage significance of the existing shell. Dynamic explorations of design alternatives can provide insight into a a variety of creative, sensitive, and appropriate uses to breathe new life into Georgetown's last remaining industrial remnant and activate this neglected site. Interventions on the existing building and its site, ranging in attitude from the most "polite" and deferential to the more radical, can reintegrate the site into its contextual fabric and revitalize the plant by creating a new identity that is heightened by the contrast between the original and the new. This proposed creative process stands as a critical departure from more conventional preservation or program-driven processes that usually determine how these unique properties are redeveloped.
- ItemReimagining Ruins: Preserve | Utilize | Interact(2016) Olander, Danielle; Abrams, Michael; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)This thesis will examine ways to preserve ruinous structures, utilize their aesthetics, and design an interactive intervention that weaves the old and new together in a seamless way. Ruinous structures should not be seen as an eye-sore to the image of the city. In fact, it is a reminder of all the things the city has faced in the past. This thesis analyzes different ways that previous designers have rehabilitated pre-existing structures. These methods are applied to each potential site in order to determine which typology would prove most fruitful. Site selection followed specific criteria. The first is that the structure could not be a complete building. Second, the site should be part of a community. And third, the structure should be located in an urban area. By the end of this journey, this thesis seeks awareness having pre-existing structures woven into new designs, and as an opportunity to inspire.
- ItemWATERFRONT REGENERATION: Mediating Boundaries of Abandonment Along the Hudson River(2015) Palmadesso, Allison Rose; Lamprakos, Michele; Architecture; Digital Repository at the University of Maryland; University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)The edge between city + water has become a divide. This thesis addresses this edge that has been thickened by abandoned industry and challenges the way we design for our changing waterfronts through a design approach relying on specificity of place. The design proposal shows how the water/city divide can become a connective threshold, how industrial landscapes can be reclaimed, and how this place-specific investigation can be an example to learn from through Westchester County’s Hudson River Waterfront, the City of Yonkers, and the abandoned Glenwood Power Plant. This method has resulted with the integration of building into landscape so that it acts as part of a new infrastructure which cleans water, supports urban agriculture, and provides recreational and training opportunities for the surrounding community. Flows have been re-purposed to knit connections in all axes, and begin to heal water’s edge.