Incorporation of a new function in an existing building.
The reuse of a building or structure, usually for a purpose different from the original. The term implies that certain structural or design changes have been made to the building in order for it to function in its new use. Examples might include a factory building now used for loft apartments, or a house now used as a funeral parlor.
see also Mixed Use ADOBE see also Building Materials AIRCRAFT, AIRPORTS, ETC. see also Transportation -- Buildings and Structures AMUSEMENT PARKS see also Boardwalks; Carousels; Resorts APARTMENT BUILDINGS
conversion of a building into a use other than that for which it was designed, such as changing a warehouse into a gallery space or housing.
Converting a building to a new use that is different from that which its design reflects is considered to be "adaptive use." For example, converting a residential structure to offices is adaptive use. A good adaptive use project retains the historic character of the building while accommodating its new functions.