City as Loft

Martina Baum, Kees Christiaanse, eds.
City as Loft
Adaptive Reuse as a Resource for Sustainable Urban Development

2nd edition 2014. 17 x 24 cm, hardcover
386 pages, 460 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-302-2
CHF 62.00 / EUR 58.00

Contributions by Tobias Armborst, Martina Baum, Tom Bloxham, Stephan Bone-Winkel, Matthias Bürgin, Kees Christiaanse, James Corner, Daniel D’Oca, John Edel, Angelus Eisinger, Asya Filippova, Adam Friedman, Annette Gigon / Mike Guyer, Jürgen Hasse, Caroline Jäger-Klein, Tobias Kruse, Anne Lacaton / Jean-Philippe Vassal, Marcos Leite Rosa, Regula Lüscher, Holger Matheis, Yan Meng, Andy Pratt, Neo Rauch, Ronald Rietveld / Erik Rietveld, Jochem Schneider, Bertram Schultze, Georgeen Theodore, Milica Topalovic, Jun Wang, Ying Zhou
Designed by Studio Joost Grootens


It’s always about each specific location, the people, and a vision. This is the message distilled from these portraits of 30 reused industrial areas. In a wide variety of places all around the globe, reinterpretations of the legacy of the industrial age are releasing tremendous potential energy and creativity – in the USA, Russia, Brazil and China just as much as in Europe. The book examines the background, protagonists and concepts involved and shows various strategies for reuse. In essays and interviews, specialists from both the theoretical and practical fields explain their findings and experiences.