Author: Maria Paola Repellino Excerpt from the essay “On the Intensity of Surfaces: Lycée Hôtelier de Lille by Caruso St John Architects”, World Architecture/Shijie Jianzhu, 344 (February 2019), 114-117. Project: Lycée Hôtelier de Lille (renewal of the Fives-Cail-Babcock (FCB) steelworks)…
Author: Matteo Robiglio
Preface excerpt from the book RE-USA: 20 American Stories of Adaptive Reuse
Several tracks brought me to write this book.
The first one is biographical. A regular, well-educated student, fascinated by the irregular creativity of squatted places and the beauty of industrial icons, I grew up as an architect in during a time when my city – Torino, the powerhouse of Italian manufacturing – saw 100 million square feet of factories emptied of workers and production within a few years. The instinctive attraction for the opposite became a professional commitment to urban regeneration and architectural reuse projects and, eventually, daily living experience: these lines are written from my desk, in a former coffee factory in the core of industrial Torino, now home to my family.