Old Mill


Lucas Tavares

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architectural technology, schematic design, renovation, plan drawing, adaptive reuse, building science, studio 6

Design Concept

Nature's Millwork is a historical building located in Paisley, Ontario, that has been around for well over 100 years. As a deactivated silo and grain mill, the owners were looking for another use for the building, that now is the home of a local products store, but also keep the same looks and essence that the building has carried for such long time.

This proposal intends to deliver a completely different use for the building with a focus on adaptive reuse, transforming it into a small community center for the town. This new purpose will be complete with spaces such as art galleries, a cafe, a recreational area, and a book store, along with their local products. What was a one-floor silo, turns into a 3-storey building with added fenestration, keeping the same exterior cladding to maintain the heritage look.


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology (FAST)

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Original Publication Citation

Tavares, L. (2021, February, 26). Nature's Millwork- Paisley New Community Center. Studio 6 winter 2021. https://perma.cc/9YYD-6TBA