Trace has a focus on the emerging discipline of adaptive reuse in architecture and heritage, developing a theoretical framework from a designerly approach. Studying the historical context of a building or site, we identify and select specific traces - defined as bridges between past and present - of tangible and/or intangible (re-)sources as anchors for the design process. Exploring the spatial potentialities and the poetics of the existing, we consider the transformation of buildings and sites from within.
This website gives an overview of the research of Trace and its links with the international Master of Interior Architecture. It is also a portal for the cahier ‘TRACE – Notes on Adaptive Reuse’, an annual peer-reviewed publication by the research group TRACE.