The 8522 National Boulevard Complex in Culver City, California is an early (1990) work by architect Eric Owen Moss. Five adjoining 1920s and 40s warehouses have been adapted into a single building united by a new entrance and a public corridor creating varied and light filled working spaces.
Links: Eric Owen Moss
This adaptively reused workshop in Milan was converted into a small block of eight apartments by the addition of an extra floor by LPzR Architetti.
This barn conversion by leading equestrian facility designers Blackburn Architects is in Leesburg, Virginia. The New River Farm barn has been adaptively reused as an entertainment area for guests. The glazed end wall overlooks panoramic views of the Potomac River.
Links Blackburn Architects
The Villa de Murph is a formerly abandoned 1947 auto electrical repair shop and 60’s warehouse in West End, a “transitional part” – don’t you love that euphemism? – of Atlanta. David Yocum and Brian Bell adaptively reused the warehouse as an 1,850-square-foot office for their architectural partnership bldgs and a living space for Yocum and his wife. The roof was removed from the repair shop to create a courtyard.
Links: bldgs NY Times article
Corrour Estate lies at the end of Loch Ossian in the west Scottish highlands. The chapel on the estate has been converted to a lodge by London designer Suzy Hoodless using recycled doors, radiators and fittings, timber from the roof of St Pancras Station and wallpaper courtesy of The Scotsman newspaper
Links: Corrour Estate
The Barcelona studio headquarters of Roldán + Berengué architects is an adaptively reused 1879 apartment. The studio features spectacular tiled floors while doors are reused as tables and shutters are used as screens. The furniture contains a ladder system within it so that you can sit near the ceiling – you know you’ve always wanted to do that.
This garage adaptively reused as a tiny house of 400 square feet is in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. It features a mezzanine bedroom, alternating steps staircase and plexiglass porthole in the mezzanine floor lighting the kitchen below, a typically well thought out detail.
The blog tells a fascinating tale of the bureaucratic perils that lay in wait for anyone trying to build small in a world of bloat.
Links: http://bottleworld.net Perkins Architectural