The Transformation of Offices into Residential Projects: Tackling Vacancies and Housing Shortage

Published Oct 08 2021 at 7:30 AM GMT
  • The housing shortage has long been the catalyst for architectural speculation over adaptive resue scenarios or the valorisation of underused places in cities.
  • At the same time, the health crisis and its work from home imperatives have brought into sharp focus the adaptive reuse potential of offices spaces into housing.
  • The probability that some office buildings remain vacant post-pandemic opens up the possibility of bringing back housing to city centres, enabling the implementation of a 15-minute city vision.
  • The following discusses the challenges and opportunities of transforming office spaces into housing, highlighting this limited phenomenon's long-term feasibility and impact.



  • Published Oct 8, 2021 7:30 AM GMT