The global construction industry accounts for a large portion of waste and energy use. Sustainable design increases the efficiency of the use of use materials and energy, reducing negative impact on the environment.
Universal Design is "a process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation" (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012).
Can safeguarding and reusing the disused buildings play an important role in the rejuvenation process? Can we also argue that this type of adaptive re-use is a sustainable option or not?
Dusk was falling as the boy arrived in the city of Manchester. Experiencing dynamics of locomotives and static high-rise structures, little did he know, those impressions were the advent of his sci-fi odyssey.