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City as Loft

Adaptive Reuse as a Resource for Sustainable Urban Development

Distributed for gta publishers

City as Loft

Adaptive Reuse as a Resource for Sustainable Urban Development

City as Loft examines the remarkable legacy of the industrial age in the United States, Russia, Brazil, China, and Europe. Looking at thirty case studies of repurposed industrial areas, the editors have assembled a variety of essays and interviews to provide a full cast of characters and context for each location, while scholars have contributed information on the history and theory behind the conversion of industrial spaces into other uses. The volume is rounded out with breathtaking images of each venture and an infographic by famed Dutch designer Joost Grootens that allows for the reader to visually compare all thirty projects.

386 pages | 332 color plates, 128 halftones, maps, and diagrams | 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 | © 2012

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Table of Contents

Loft & City
City as Loft
      Martina Baum
Traces of the City as Loft
      Kees Christiaanse
Factory, Studio, Loft: There Goes the Neighbourhood?
      Andy Pratt
From SoHo to SumCity
      Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore
Beyond the Loft
      Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal

Transformation & Adaptive Reuse
Detroit—Fallow Lands as Breeding Grounds
      Martina Baum
Brownfields—Characteristics and Atmosphere
     Jürgen Hasse
Conversions in Urban History
      Caroline Jäger-Klein
The Social Value of Transformation
      Angelus Eisinger
Preserving Social Capital in Urban Regeneration
      Jun Wang
You Can’t Just Paint Patina On: Interview with Regula Lüscher
The Economic Aspects of Real-Estate Development
      Stephan Bone-Winkel and Holger Matheis
More Than Just Bricks and Mortar: Interview with Tom Bloxham
Creating Communities: Interview with Bertram Schultze

International Projects
Introduction by Jochem Schneider
    Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
    Werkraum Warteck pp, Basle, Switzerland
    SULZERAREAL, Winterthur, Switzerland
    La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseilles, France
    Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    NDSM-werf, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
    Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Things Nesting in Every Brick: Interview with Neo Rauch
Berlin—Reconquering Urban Space by Tobias Kruse
    ExRotaprint, Berlin, Germany
    Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany
    WUK Werkstätten- und Kulturhaus, Vienna, Austria
    Matadero Madrid, Madrid, Spain
    LXFACTORY, Lisbon, Portugal
    Technopolis Gazi, Athens, Greece
    santralistanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Eastern Europe & Russia
Introduction by Milica Topalovic
    Telliskivi Creative City, Tallinn, Estonia
    Rog Centre of Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    PROEKT_FABRIKA, Moscow, Russia
Do It Yourself and Don’t Give Up: Interview with Asya Filippova
Introduction by Ying Zhou
    798 Art District, Beijing, China
    M50, Shanghai, China
Preservation in the Asian Context: Interview with Yan Meng
    Huashan1914, Taipei, Taiwan
    BankART1929 NYK, Yokohama, Japan
    Inujima Art Project, Inujima, Japan
South America
Introduction by Marcos Leite Rosa
    SESC Pompéia, São Paulo, Brazil
    São Paulo—The Middle Way and the Metropolis by Sherman Ong
    Parque Fundidora, Monterrey, Mexico
    CMD–Centro Metropolitano de Diseño, Buenos Aires, Argentina
North America
Introduction by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore
    Distillery District, Toronto, Canada
    Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada
    GMDC, 1155–1205 Manhattan Avenue, New York, USA
    The High Line, New York, USA
Ambient Background and Enabling Stage: Interview with James Corner

Perception & Summary
The Future of Manufacturing in Cities
      Adam Friedman
Spending a Lot of Time Speaking: Interview with John Edel
Potential of Vacancy
      Erik Rietveld and Ronald Rietveld
Temporary Use: More Opportunities than Risks: Interview with Matthias Bürgin
Space for a Hundred Worlds: Interview with Annette Gigon and Mike Guyer
It’s All about Places, People and Having a Vision
      Martina Baum

Notes on Contributors
Picture Credits

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