Client: Proverb; Post Road Residential
Behind The Scenes: Once a mill building in New Haven, Connecticut, The Corsair was home to many businesses, products, and residents alike once it turned residential in 2016. The main usage was to build WW2 airplane parts for the US Air Force and their infamous Corsair fighter plane. The entire mill was ran by women as well due to the government's mandatory recruitment. This particular mill and its horse power was the inspiration behind the cultural icon, Rosie The Riveter. Prior to building Corsair fighter planes, the mill was used as a dye and fabric processing plant also ran by all women. These large abandoned eyesores are constant reminders of the great depression, in mostly ran down neighborhoods, in sections of cities that tend to be forgotten when it comes to revitalizing. The beautiful thing about upcycling buildings is the volume of materials saved, in addition to the community camaraderie that goes on when the cleanup process begins.