In Alabama, a commercial building with a multifarious past begins a fresh chapter for a young family after a modern renovation.
Love, love, love....contrasting to the student apartments around Auburn University, this industrial space was built in 1920 as a mercantile space in a thriving African-American neighborhood during segregation.The building has since hosted several pool halls, a barbershop, a Baptist church, a few cab companies, several restaurants, and, rather dubiously, a “fish shop.”
When the Hills purchased the building, they were unaware of its backstory —it was merely a termite-infested plumbing storehouse with a promising brick-and-concrete exterior. “During construction our neighbors kept coming up and sharing stories about getting their hair cut here, or eating here when it was a cafe,” David says. “We realized we had to be a little more careful. This thing had a life, a more interesting life, than we had ever imagined. We kind of stepped back a little bit and didn’t do some of the architectural moves that we originally thought we were going to do.”
The story is very interesting and the journey of renovating this building had some important messages for anyone taking on a project like this.
ITN Architects converted this old industrial warehouse into two three-story apartments in Melbourne, Australia. Before the conversion the industrial space was used as a Technical College an ...
A beautiful conversion, almost too much of the original textures and elements missing. Of course my favorite rooms are those that give due respect to the industrial roots of the building. Leave a comment, I would like to hear your thoughts....PGMod
Benoît Jamin et Isabelle Puech, les créateurs de sacs reconnus, découvrent cet atelier délabré dans la banlieue parisienne... Ils décident de le rénover pour en faire une habitation au style industriel clairement marqué.
I don't speak French either, but this space is some raw eye candy!
isabelle puech and beno jamin are fabulous french handbag designers who live in a converted warehouse decorated in earthy/chic
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