Adaptive reuse of old structures brings much more than just cost-effective and planet-friendly housing. These revitalized and revamped buildings offer a chance to shape a unique blend of styles and textures and to incorporate innovative features that simply do not find space in newly built contemporary homes.
It is one thing to turn to the adaptive reuse of old structures and transform an abandoned warehouse or an aged church into a beautiful modern home. But this task becomes even more challenging when an old upholsterer’s workshop that is just 12m X 3.7m needs to be altered into an inviting contemporary residence.
Large floor-to-ceiling shelves and open storage units in the living area create a wonderful display that holds books even as a stylish pendant light above the dining table brings cheer and contrast to the setting. An L-shaped custom vanity steals the show in the bathroom and the corner bathtub doubles as a cozy space-savvy feature.
A two-story vertical bar is the pivot around which the entire house is designed with one side of it containing the living areas and the others holding the service spaces. Two gardens one at the front and the other at the back provide plenty of space for the family members to enjoy the tranquil outdoors with the open living area acting as a bridge between the two. Internal partitions have been kept down to a minimum with even the top level only holding a single master bedroom along with an open sleeping space next to it.
Designed by Khosla Associates and nestled in the posh neighborhood of Banjara Hills in India the gorgeous contemporary residence places as much emphasis on outdoor living spaces dining areas and social zones as it does on a refined interior.
It is the many shades of gray that hold sway in every room of this house with the relaxing living area charming you with textural contrast hints of bright colors and a posh ambiance. A two-sided fireplace delineates this open living zone from the dining area while the state-of-the-art contemporary kitchen maximizes both storage and counter space.
Some of the most iconic buildings of the world rely on their roofs to create this image of splendor and extravagance. While might not floor you with its sheer grandeur it does turn to a series of cantilevered timber-clad trapezoidal roof forms to fashion a series of open outdoor spaces and hangouts.