Apartments at a former sewage treatment plant

Dutch architects have created three exceptional homes in a decommissioned sewage treatment tank.

Fire Station Conversion

Keeping history alive while implementing modern architecture looks pretty easy once we take a look at this residence. The historical facade was kept intact but the interiors were designed to be a perfect fit in the urban scenery.

Chalet On Rails

Architect Antonie Bertherat-Kioes and her family were looking for a house – and found an old transformer station with lots of industrial charm. They have converted it to a fabulous holiday home.

A Visionary’s Loft

This 1930 textile factory in the banks of the Rhine River (19 miles from Cologne, Germany) was brought to life, after almost disappearing in ruins, by visionary entrepreneur Tilman Paas. After falling in love with the property, he led the rehabilitation of the 300,000 square-feet complex.

Dream Factory

Horror movie director Marcus Nispel moved his wife and two children into this renovated factory, a former Con Edison building. It’s too good to believe – I especially like the 20 foot high bookshelves that reach the ceilings, not to mention the modernist, flying-saucer-like pendant lights. There is even a pool on the bottom floor! Prepare to get jealous.

The Italian Job

The Twin Lofts by Fredrico Delrosso Architects presents duality in every direction. Formerly a factory in what was once an industrial part of Milan, the area has been transformed into a residential district which now houses this spectacular private residence.

Industrial baroque in Lille

This loft is in an old warehouse building with double (or make that triple?) -height ceiling. I just love how the crude industrial environment, steel beams and concrete interact with the barouque decoration and the lively red of the furniture.

Tower with a pool

Lofts usually have more of everything than a regular home has, however not a lot of lofts come with a pool. This one is an exception then – Stacks Tower lofts are located in an old textile mill in Atlanta, Georgia and yes, it has its own pool.

True industrial loft in Budapest

Today’s loft is placed in the former Eastern bloc of Europe, in Budapest, Hungary. On the capital’s outskirts, in a former industrial area an architect have found an old arms factory that he converted to a grand home.

The Brinson Loft

Atlanta-based photographer Rob Brinson has had this loft studio in the King Plow Art Center, a former plow factory from the 1800s, for 23 years now. Today it’s the full-time studio space he always dreamed of when he first became a photographer. He and his wife, Jill Sharp Brinson, stylist, designer and creative director for Ballard Designs, lived there full-time for six years but now use the living spaces as a getaway and a crash-pad for friends and relatives.