3 Architectural Conversions: (Re)imagining Structural Design   Leave a comment


The images below are from Bham Interior Design.  Their firm focuses on quality & uniqueness…I think they’ve hit the “uniqueness” target spot on with this one!  Kudos to these creative folks for re-purposing this structure into a swanky living quarters.

Water Tower

Not too far north from my hometown towers another fantastic architectural conversion in Akron, Ohio.  The Quaker Square (below) boasts a former life as 36 grain silos owned by the Quaker Oats Company in the 1930’s.  It was purchased by private investors in 1970 and transformed into restaurants, a hotel, and shopping complex.  Pretty neat industrial restoration eh?

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Last but not least, a barn conversion (images below) in Surrey, England.  Yep, this gorgeous abode once housed piles of hay and gave shelter to an array of farm animals.  It has been converted to a rather grand home by  Stedman Blower Architects and was featured on Freshome.com.

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barn-conversion-living room

barn-conversion-kitchen

So sleek and clean yet charming with bits of raw brick showing through.   Oh the fun I’d have sliding down the banister of those stairs…  *sigh.  What can I say?  I’ll be 40 in April, but I’m still a kid at heart. 😉

Well folks, I hope this post serves as inspiration to look at things in a different light and to (re)imagine!  If you have an amazing architectural conversion you’d like to share, leave a comment!

Love,

Bibbie

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Posted February 14, 2013 by bibbieandblue in Re-imagined

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