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.
The classic Eichler homes are incredibly popular across the globe with both architects and homeowners constantly drawing inspiration from their uncomplicated and unique roof design and overall form. In recent times we have seen many Eichler homes in California acquire a new lease of life with renovations extensions and additions that carefully transform them to meet the demands of a modern lifestyle. But the Glass Wall House designed by Klopf Architecture takes an entirely different approach that was defined by the condition of the existing burned Eichler home and the demands of the new homeowner.
Even though typical industrial design elements like exposed brick walls and large windows with dark frames have not been used the presence of metallic surfaces in the kitchen and the use of Edison bulb lighting give the interior a relaxed industrial vibe.
Converting the concrete firewater tank in the attic was another stroke of genius that gives the home an air of luxury while the boudoir-style bedroom clad in bright purple and pink takes you back in time almost instantly. With bookshelves crafted from reused structural beams and large industrial-style windows that usher in ample light this dashing loft brings together several different contrasting worlds in a grand fashion.
The revamped floor plan of the house focuses on an open living area with the new kitchen and the family room acting as the social zone. Both these spaces open up towards the large rear garden and the outdoor living and dining spaces even as the living room and dining area sit next to one another.
In Hungary was originally built in 1913-15 to serve as a weapon factory. Nestled in a heritage industrial complex the historic building was carefully preserved restored and transformed into a classy and inimitable contemporary home by A+Z Design Studio and an architect and stylist couple.
The open living area also contains the kitchen and the dining room. Three of the four old bedrooms were transformed into serene contemporary bedrooms and a guest room while the additional room was turned into a home office.