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ADAPTIVE RE-USE: THE DEFINITION. Adaptive re-use is the process of preserving the outter facade of the building, however changing the function for which it is used for. For example using a historical church and changing it to a mosque by adding only a few elements onto or

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Adaptive re-use is the process of preserving the

outter facade of the building, however changing the

function for which it is used for.

For example using a historical church and changing

it to a mosque by adding only a few elements onto or

into the building without demolishing.

We must use this process in such a way that we are

able to return to the original state.



Built in 1294, the cathedral features large open spaces boasting three-story bookshelves. Being that the church contains 1,200 square meters of shopping space with only 750 square meters of floor space, the architects decided to design vertically. They incorporate the modern scheme of the shop without obstructing the religious motifs or structure of the ancient venue. Within the space, there is also a cafe. As a nod to the bookstore's past-life, there is a long table shaped like a cross in the eating area, which is conveniently located where the choir formerly situated themselves.



There is a restaurant and café on its upper floors which command a magnificent view of Istanbul and the Bosphorus. Also located on the upper floors is a night club which hosts a Turkish show. There are two operating elevators that carry visitors from the lower level to the upper levels. The upper section of the tower with the conical cap was slightly modified in several restorations during the Ottoman period when it was used as an observation tower for spotting fires.



The Tate modern is an example of adaptive reuse, the process of finding new life in old buildings. The building itself still resembles the 20th century factory in style from the outside and that is reflected on the inside by the taupe walls, steel girders and concrete floors. The collections in Tate Modern consist of works of international modern and contemporary art dating from 1900 until today.There are many display areas, shops and cafes which have been added into the museum.

There have been no changes on the actual structure.

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NGO is the abbreviation for Non-Governmental Organization.

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are legally constituted corporations created by natural or legal people that operate independently from any form of goverrnment.

In the cases in which NGOs are funded totally or partially by governments, the NGO maintains its non-governmental status by excluding government representatives from membership in the organization.

In the United States, NGOs are typically nonprofit organization. The term is usually applied only to organizations that pursue wider social aims that have political aspects, but are not openly political organizations such as political parties.

Being an NGO means partly that you organize, collect and distribute donations you need to run your projects.



Located on a plot that is enclosed with an urban fabric of residential houses, the building hosts a sports hall of 22 by 44 meters, a dance studio, office spaces for associations, as well as lockers for sports teams and referees. The sports hall is a lofty wooden nave, with a curved roof, which keeps the walls from being too high, as they adjoin the gardens of the surrounding houses.  The building is 90 meters long and is divided into two parts : – A large wooden nave, the sports hall, its curved roof is used to limit the height of the facades in relation with the surrounding houses . 

This part of the building is illuminated by a large glazing poly carbonate system on roof. – a second one level part beside includes: the dressing rooms, services and the dance hall.

It was designed for pupils of schools and colleges of the city of Drancy area, local associations and sports clubs. The sport hall was optimized for basketball regional competitions.

Wood, as the preferred material, was used in three different ways in order to create a specific ambiance to each space: – Wooden structure of the sports hall: in continuous crossed arcs-columns made of laminated timbers ; the rhythm created structures the illuminated parts of the roof. – Wooden structure of the hall: arches and exposed battens. – Wooden structure of the dance hall panels forming rectangular boxes.



Prior to the start of the construction on the clubhouse, two lakes were created and framed with Indiana Limestone, the signature feature seen throughout the Bridgewater community. The lakes are located just south of the existing clubhouse. These water features serve as a beautiful backdrop to the clubhouse and provide a wonderful ambience for those dining or enjoying a refreshment on the “screened-in” veranda. They also enhance the privacy for golfers practicing on the driving range.



Japanese studio Noiz Architects has created a colourless clubhouse in China with patterned walls, a jumble of doorways and a chandelier that mimics a starry skyDesigned to house the events and meetings of a private Chinese company, the Zhengzhou Clubhouse is a two-storey building with a triangular plan that centres around a double-height atrium.. Surfaces and objects throughout the building are finished in shades of white, cream and grey. The only splashes of colour come from golden door handles and the occasional painting. A series of meeting rooms, dining areas and guest bedrooms wrap the central atrium, where an LED chandelier made from scores of glass beads hangs down from the centre of the ceiling. A selection of differently styled doorways lead through to each of these rooms and are intended to reference both historic and contemporary architecture from the west as well as the east. Some appear as three-dimensional forms, while others are created from printed outlines"These images are intentionally treated as 'fake' information, and randomly mixed as 2D and 3D representations to provoke a unique experience between material and information, real and fake," says the studio. Other additions include bespoke furniture pieces, from a smoothly curving bench to a glass table with its base shaped like  a cluster of little trees.