It looks anything but modern on the exterior: a tall, dark tower made of stone with slots that look constructed for medieval archers and a turret-like top from which one can picture ancient defenders pouring boiling oil on would-be invaders.
The inside of this 1930s water tower-turned-house, however, gleams white and smooth all around â€“ quintessentially modern despite the non-linear walls and minimalist metal spiral staircases, curves that dominate each space within this completely remodeled cylinder.
Steel, concrete and glass form the basic material palette used by Zecc in this incredible contemporary home conversion â€“ and these choices do help to transition from the aged rustic style of the preserved facade to the modern interior spaces, but they are nonetheless almost as different as can be.
The water tower is spread over nine levels. Many challenges are faced in the design: letting more daylight in and strengthening the relationship with the back courtyard by inserting a three-level high window frame; maintaining the interiorâ€™s industrial characteristics by working with materials like steel, concrete and glass; and in the tower, ensuring an effective, efficient layout for several small round rooms that lay one on top of the other, while preserving the towerâ€™s spaciousness.
Let’s explore the rehabilitation of an old warehouse by the architects of the agency Sadie Snelson. In this loft, the concrete walls and ceilings are coated with pink tones that bring warmth to this industrial setting. A bold choice that works perfectly. Prior to the conversion, the Clapton Warehouse in East London was a dysfunctional space that was divided into several rooms each with minimal sunlight.
This 5,500-square-foot old church in Chicago, Illinois was turned into a home for a family with three young children. The architects did merge modern with original stained glass, along with other existing elements beautifully.
As industrial parts of cities are being transformed into living neighborhoods, there is a bright future for buildings that served as factories, warehouses. Just as it happened with a landmark Victorian-era water tower in central London.
When interior designer Gianna Camilotti saw this converted church in Chingford, it was love at first sight. It has gleaming white space in which she created a spacious home and office.
A step away from downtown Atlanta- Come relax under a canopy of giant trees and the sounds of the forest in this new modern treetop loft.
Remove yourself from the modern world with an escape to a medieval watchtower overlooking the Carpini valley in Umbria, Italy. Secluded valleys, breathtaking vistas and a 12th century building lovingly restored with a minimalist bent. Mighty stone and wood marry with steel and glass while luxurious but minimalist furnishings reflect an austere past but a hedonist present. Moravola.
A magnificent chapel conversion, The Chapel in Mayfield provides home for those appreciating originality,a sense of history and elaborate style.
This warehouse conversion is in Melbourne’s inner city Abbotsford, a modern refit of an old warehouse shell.
Vast living spaces, soaring ceilings set this magnificent Fitzroy, Australia residence in a class of its own. The handsome bluestone building was built as The Bible Christian Church in 1860.
This Converted School Apartment is sure to stir up some fond memories of your studious past. Every piece of eclectic home decor plays a role in creating the nostalgic schoolhouse atmosphere. Fantastic antiques and artifacts grace every surface, every piece of artwork and furniture seems to embody the graceful passage of time.
For today, I brought a large gray and red loft in New York. The living room has plenty of space. The red accent color is repeated all over the place.
When Hollie and Sean Strasburg bought their loft in the Tire Town building in Salt Lake City, they knew immediately that they wanted to bring the space back to its industrial roots.
A former warehouse was transformed into this modern loft in Brussels, Belgium by SHSH architects. The goal was to create an experience of colors and textures – on a limited budget. The concept revolved around the loft as ‘the ocean’ and constructed elements (kitchen, bedrooms, bathroom) as ‘the islands’.
In the heart of Mount Pleasant’s brewery district, just a short walk away from a variety of restaurants and breweries, you’ll find the Mecca. This double-height, Insane Vancouver Loft is most probably the largest unit in the building.
You could miss this industrial loft for a library – a huge bookshelf dominates the living room.