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News Feature : "This local architect is applying 'adaptive reuse' to a historic Chinatown building"

(Honolulu Public Radio)

Cities across the country and the globe are applying the concept of "adaptive reuse" to historic buildings, preserving some part of a structure but writing a modern story.

Two architects in France won the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2021 — not for a fancy design, but for transforming existing structures from the inside out.

"I think for environmental reasons, for cultural reasons, it makes a lot of sense to first see how we can work with what's in front of us," Honolulu SHADE architect Dean Sakamoto told The Conversation.

Credit: Catherine Cruz


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