Over the last couple of years, these projects have really allowed us to combine our design and construction skills by putting them to the test. Of course, every project is different, but as a general rule, the process goes like this:
Acquire a disused space in an existing building. Redesign the space according to its potential and limitations. Development and construction.
Adaptive reuse simply means repurposing an existing building. This could be turning an old church into a bar, an office into a residential space or a disused warehouse into a studio.
As you’ve probably noticed, we do a lot of work along these lines. Specifically, we specialise in add-ons and in-fill architecture - working to transform disused, pre-developed spaces within the city boundaries. This also forms part of our consultation work.
Our ‘bread and butter’ work, as we call it. Every great architectural agency makes their name by offering their highly skilled expertise, and Predio is no exception. Here’s how it goes: a client hires us to assess their existing space. We redesign the space according to a remit.
Our designs are passed onto the client, who will then hire a separate company to start construction. Though we like to dream big about our own designs from time to time, we always relish the challenge to redesign a space for someone else as it’s the kind of work that comes naturally to every talented architect.
Last but not least, we’re turning our attention to custom-made loft modules. If you’re unfamiliar with modular architecture, it’s all about breaking things down…literally. Design an independent custom-made loft moduleBuild and assemble the module on the ground Airlift the module to be placed on the roof of an existing building, minimising disturbance to the surrounding environs
Having fully established Predio with bread-and-butter consulting and attic conversions, Predio is looking forward to spending more time in the coming months on loft modules. Be sure to keep an eye out for more updates coming soon!