Category Archives: Gallery

A gallery of adaptive reuse projects.

Barn to playpen

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.

new river bank barn

new river bank barn

new river bank barn

Links Blackburn Architects

Auto repair to studio residence

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.

Bell Yocum bldgs studio

Bell Yocum bldgs studio

Bell Yocum bldgs studio

Bell Yocum bldgs studio

Bell Yocum bldgs studio

Bell Yocum bldgs studio

Bell Yocum bldgs studio

Links: bldgs NY Times article

Via: ApartmentTherapy

Apartment to office

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.

roldan & berengue barcelona

roldan & berengue barcelona

roldan & berengue barcelona

roldan & berengue barcelona

roldan & berengue barcelona

roldan & berengue barcelona

Links: http://www.roldanberengue.com

Garage to house

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.

garage house

garage house

garage house

garage house

garage house

garage house

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