Adaptive reuse of structures is all about giving the old and discarded buildings a sparkling new lease on life while capturing their remarkable past and unique personality. Located in the loevely city of Italy is a vivacious and brilliant modern home laced with eclectic beauty and vintage charm! This ingenious residence was once a convent that was carefully restored and converted into its present glorious form by the creative folks at Claudia Pelizzari Interior Design.
Unused historic buildings warehouses factories bunkers galleries churches and various public and private venues when afforded an external overhaul and a contemporary reinterpretation of their inner form present new and exciting opportunities for urban living. Moreover their newly-built modern contemporaries those of the concrete glass and steel variety can work equally well (differing markedly from the mass-produced and insipid suburban-style new-build).
The large roof overhangs the decks and also protects the large glass walls from winter weather and sun during the warmer months. Bedrooms and bathrooms are recessed into the back of this Washington State cabin (by Balance Architects) for coziness and privacy.
Industrial lofts and loft styles are often most prized with such spaces acting to enhance a property’s character and personality. They work well with the vernacular of the urban cityscape and provide for that much-in-demand modern and/or midcentury industrial aesthetic. The following industrial loft-style designs certainly fit the bill.
Bringing the past and the present together in a truly captivating fashion the house uses decor in diverse styles ranging from contemporary and Asian to midcentury vintage and even salvaged! It is this imaginative approach towards eclectic design that turns a seemingly mundane old structure into an inviting fun and exciting home that showcases the personality of its own and their wide art collection.
This incredible cabin was featured in the new Taschen book “Cabins” by Philip Jodidio and it’s easy to see why. Originally a boathouse that held boats and fishing gear the structure dates back to the 18th century. It was reinterpreted by TYIN tegnestue Architects to be a cozy modern getaway.
We are often bound by the traditions and conventions that surround us and the world of interior design is no different. The idea of an entrance being located on the lower level of the house leading into the ground floor living area is something that seems a constant in most homes across the world.