All posts with tag:non-residential reconstruction

No matter how funny it may sound, but perhaps the most unusual and inspirational stone houses in the countrysides of Europe will turn out to be the reincarnation of old abandoned non-residential premises, in particular sheds. Think for yourself: tall ceilings, huge open spaces, stone-paved walls – a great field for creativity! This house not…

This is probably hard to believe, but this house in Chicago in the past really was the Catholic Church. Now only the vaulted arches, tall ceilings and stained-glass windows remind of the ‘house of God’. The space here is so big, that the owners managed to put a climbing wall in one of the rooms….

In New York, the old warehouse buildings on the embankment do not stand idle for a long time, someone will surely convert them into stylish modern housing. Architect Andrew Frantz is among such people – an abandoned warehouse of the end of 19th century came to his disposal and on the upper floors he created…

In Australian Melbourne, the old abandoned warehouses do not stand idle for a long time. Some local designer will surely take and redo a warehouse building that nobody needs into a super-stylish industrial loft in the best traditions of the New York loft homes. And our today’s story is about such a dwelling. Meet the…

Having a small and dark office with an area of 53 sqm on the ground floor, few people think to convert it for housing. But this is exactly what the designers of this apartment in Spain did, and they managed to create a miracle – in place of the cramped and uncomfortable office space a…

You usually watch homes of designers with great interest, because housing of creative people by definition cannot be boring. Sometimes they choose rather unusual buildings for living, often initially unsuitable for living. Spanish designer Marta Tobella turned an old shop in a small town near Barcelona into a cozy house, in the design of which…

If you or your relatives have an abandoned barn in the countryside, remember – this is a potential villa or cottage. As an example – a stunning reconstructed barn in Poland, which interiors are more like some kind of spa house by the sea. Due to the specific architecture, there is a lot of air…

We are all used to the fact that either priests or their assistant servants live in churches. But Western designers, as you know, are very fond of turning the most unusual non-residential buildings into residential ones, thereby creating amazing projects. This is exactly what happened with the building of one old church in London, which…

Rendall & Wright turned the 19th-century dairy farm into a modern living space. This house, surrounded by green lawns and a garden, used to be a barn for cows, so when remodeling, designers had a large space without walls and doors. It was necessary to turn the faceless dilapidated building into a cozy family house,…

Just imagine: crowds of passengers, loaded luggage, queues for tickets and a waiting room – in this building, one of the railway stations in Mallorca was located 50 years ago. After some time, the stop had to be closed, and the house was desolate for a long time. Until 3 years ago a young family…