12. Designing for Future Adaptive Reuse
Published Online: 24 JAN 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Sustainable Building Adaptation: Innovations in Decision-Making
How to Cite
Wilkinson, S. J., Remøy, H. and Langston, C. (2014) Designing for Future Adaptive Reuse, in Sustainable Building Adaptation: Innovations in Decision-Making, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118477151.ch12
- Published Online: 24 JAN 2014
- Published Print: 18 FEB 2014
Print ISBN: 9781118477106
Online ISBN: 9781118477151
Chapter 12 concludes this section by reflecting on how buildings can be designed in the first instance to maximise successful adaptation later in their life cycle. A method for rating ‘adaptivity’ using a star-rating schema is discussed and defined. Its application to adaptive reuse is explored in particular through the proposition that high values of design adaptivity lead to high values of adaptive reuse potential later in life when the original building function becomes obsolete. It is also argued that ultimate success is still dependent on the choice of functional change as much as latent conditions that underpin an effective conversion, and making the appropriate decision in this regard is crucial.