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A Beautiful Home from a Repurposed Warehouse

A Beautiful Home from a Repurposed Warehouse | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Located in Fitzroy North, Melbourne, Australia, the House in a Warehouse project was designed by Fitzroy-based Splinter Society Architecture.


The home is built into the discarded shell of an old warehouse, transforming the space into a residence that is warm and innovative...

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Warehouse in San Francisco Converted into Contemporary Loft

Warehouse in San Francisco Converted into Contemporary Loft | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

Oriental Warehouse Loft is a project implemented by studio Edmonds + Lee Architects, located in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood. A warehouse conversion, the modern duplex pays tribute to the notions of space and openness.

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Halle am Wasser Art Centre: a self-sufficient urban complex in Berlin

Halle am Wasser Art Centre: a self-sufficient urban complex in Berlin | sustainable architecture | Scoop.it

The new Arts Centre "Halle am Wasser" by the Berlin and London based practice Pott Architects is part of a self-sufficient urban accommodation complex featuring an Arts Campus, Marina, flats, offices and restaurants.


A key element of the development of the whole area was the transformation of an old derelict warehouse into an extensive art gallery, a cultural hub for the whole district. The art forum takes the shape of a folded sculptural element, with a membrane streching across the outside of the existing building, transforming it into a home for all forms of art with 6 main galleries varying in size. The canopy covering allows natural light inside and significantly improves the appearance of the warehouse. The steel skeleton of the building is successfully adapted to accommodate the flexible open-plan gallery spaces that can be easily adjusted according to the requirements of the artists...

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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, February 8, 2013 2:47 AM

Self Sufficient os a good approach, even if i think future buildings are not mandatory auto sufficient. But shall they have this approach with an index and ataxes compensation in large means, we will give a hugh step towards sustainability.

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com