September 2020


Rounding the bend of reality

This edition of Cover Stories deals with topics on the other side of the pandemic, such as upcycling.

Upcycling allows designers to take a structure that’s a community fixture—like the recycling and shipping warehouse in Austin, Texas, on this month’s cover­—and breathe new life into it. Yet, unlike gutting a space and making it brand new, upcycling involves celebrating and working with the elements and materials that were already there, even embracing the stamp of local graffiti artists, in this instance.

Our design sources say the approach makes perfect sense for churches because they “have a big tie to the communities they are in and who they serve.” Take a look.


Carol Badaracco Padgett, Editor

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