December, 2nd 2023
A series of presentations and discussions on what tomorrow’s comfort might look like and how architecture’s value is evolving through its entanglement with the building industry, economic systems, and energy transitions. Talks are centered around After Comfort: A User’s Guide, e-flux Architecture’s editorial collaboration with the University of Technology Sydney, the Technical University of Munich, the University of Liverpool, and Transsolar.
The event is organized by Daniel A. Barber, co-editor of After Comfort: A User’s Guide, Nick Axel, deputy editor at e-flux Architecture, and Christina Moushoul, assistant editor at e-flux Architecture. It is moderated by Daniel A. Barber, and includes participants Florian Idenburg (SO-IL), Dorit Aviv (UPenn), and Bobby Johnston and Ruth Mandl (CO Adaptive).
US Architects DeclareAdaptive Futures Series
October, 13th 2023
Join Ruth Mandl and Bobby Johnston of CO Adaptive as they discuss their project in Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY. Originally an industrial site housing a metal foundry, this heavy timber building was transformed into a new developmental space for theater artists, and exemplifies low carbon design thinking in several ways.
The Architectural League of New YorkBeaux Arts Ball 2023
September, 29th 2023
“Beaux Arts Ball 2023: SEA CHANGE celebrated circularity, reinvention, and the interdependence of planetary ecosystems and the built environment. In 2023, the Ball returned to the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Agger Fish Corp.’s Building 269. The space was transformed anew with an immersive installation by Brooklyn-based studio CO Adaptive, conceived in dialogue with this year’s theme, and with lighting designed by Joel Fitzpatrick and Ken Farmer. The exuberant graphic identity was once again crafted by Michael Bierut, Britt Cobb, and their team at Pentagram.”
The Municipal Art Society of New York2023 MASterworks Design Awards Best Adaptive Reuse
September, 28th 2023
The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) announced today the winners of the annual 2023 MASterworks Awards which celebrates the best new spaces and buildings in New York City’s public realm. New York City is renowned for its architectural beauty and brilliantly designed spaces and buildings and the MASterworks Awards recognize the best additions to the city’s built environment completed in 2022.
DETAILThe Mercury Store in New York by CO Adaptive Architecture
September, 20th 2023
A wonderful feature from one of our favorite publications!
American Institute of Architects New York
Building Tour: Timber Adaptive Reuse Theater by Co-Adaptive
September, 13th 2023
Join us for a two-hour tour of the Timber Adaptive Reuse Theater located in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal District. The tour will be led by Ruth Mandl and Bobby Johnston of CO Adaptive Architecture, as well as Claudia Zelevansky of Mercury Stores. Content will include a brief history of the building’s previous iterations and the adaptive re-use of the industrial building into a new cultural facility for Mercury Stores. The project is representative of how the architects understand the the design of one building as part of a holistic system whose component parts have an effect on their environment.
Columbia UniversityGraduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
September, 6th 2023
Ruth and Bobby have been asked to teach a graduate level advanced design studio on the theme Uncertain Futures. Their studio, Industry of Waste, tasks students with developing architectural products and processes for a circular economy, and to look at how these economies and ecologies will adapt to an uncertain future in New York City’s Red Hook Grain Terminal.
Photo by Ofer Wolberger
MetropolisCO Adaptive Uses Low Carbon Design to Rejuvenate Old Buildings
December 19th 2022
Catalogues a visit by Metropolis to our new facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and highlights discuissions around circularity and de-construction withg our team and trade partners.
Museum of Modern ArtArchitecture Now
New York, New Publics Exhibition
February - July 2023
In a city where many aspects of our social lives are shaped by real estate and economic forces, architecture can play a vital role in fostering participation and belonging. New York, New Publics showcases 12 projects for public-facing spaces across New York City’s five boroughs. In contrast to the violent nature of urban renewal and other disruptive metropolitan initiatives of the past century, recent design approaches propose subtler, nimbler interventions. Considering the city as an ecosystem, these inventive approaches envision a future in which architecture creates more accessible, sustainable, and equitable cities.
New York, New Publics is the inaugural installation of Architecture Now, a new periodic exhibition series that will serve as a platform to highlight emerging talent and foreground groundbreaking projects in contemporary architecture.
The Low Impact Home
NBC OpenElegantly Renovated Bedstuy Townhouse
A feature on Ruth and Bobby’s Passive House in Bedstuy where they give a tour to NBC and some behind the scene footage of the project.
Shortlist - Rebirth Project
Bretter, die die Welt Bedeuten
Winner + People’s Choice Award in Adaptive Reuse
Architect CO Adaptive Architecture
Durable and Adaptable Wood Structures Award
ArchdailyRedesigning the Road to Net Zero: How CO Adapive Architecture is Breaking New Ground
WallpaperSustainable Architecture, Innovative and Inspiring Building Design
DivisareCO Adaptive Architecture, The Mercury Store
DezeenCO Adaptive Architecture converts Gowanus foundry into flexible theater spaces
Fast What if we didn’t build a single new building in 2022
ICONOld Brooklyn Foundry becomes theater incubator
ArchDailyAdaptive Reuse, Rethinking Carbon, Sustainability and Social Justice
AIA Brooklyn Design Awards
Winner, Sustainable Design
CleverA Passive House Grows in Brooklyn
ArchitectFive Construction Details to Reduce Embodied and Operational Carbon
Kitchen of the Week
ArchitectMacon Street Passive House
Interior CO Adaptive Architecture turns a 200 Year-Old Brooklyn Brownstone into and Energy Efficient Passive House
New York A 19th Century Home in Brooklyn gets a 21st Century Makeover
Kitchen and Bath Category Winner