Shusaku Arakawa & Madeline Gins, Mitaka (Tokyo)

15 bâtisses insolites à travers le monde

Image "Reversible Destiny Lofts" Shusaku Arakawa in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan.

Tom Watson's converted water tower home in Ladbroke Grove, London

Townhouse in the sky: Designer Tom Dixon goes up in the world... by creating a home out of an old 60ft water tower

citiq develops mill junction container residences in johannesburg, south africa

Mill Junction, a grain silo converted into a shipping container student housing project in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Converted containers

Ecosa Design Studio - Flagstaff, Arizona - Six Shipping Container Home, This house is constructed from six recycled shipping containers.

Container conversion

Shipping Container Home in Costa Rica -- The project, named Containers of Hope, was designed by Benjamin Garcia Saxe and makes use of two shipping containers and plenty of windows.

Cement Factory Conversion into Residential and Exhibition Spaces by Ricardo Bofill: http://bit.ly/w3jO3q

This one belongs to architect Ricardo Bofill’s and it serves as his Barcelona home and office. Bofill found the abandoned cement factory in 1973 and transformed it into a livable space but highlighting its the industrial and raw feel.

Cement factory conversion into amazing home office

Cement factory conversion into amazing home office

Cement factory conversion Architect: Ricardo Bofill Program: Taller de Arquitectura (Offices & Residence) Location: Barcelona, Spain Total floor area: square meters sq ft) and gardens House area: 500 square meters sq ft) Date Completed: 1975

Cement factory conversion into amazing home office

Cement factory conversion into amazing home office

Cement factory conversion Architect: Ricardo Bofill Program: Taller de Arquitectura (Offices & Residence) Location: Barcelona, Spain Total floor area: square meters sq ft) and gardens House area: 500 square meters sq ft) Date Completed: 1975

Cool and unusual

The "House in the Clouds" in Thorpeness, Suffolk, England is an old water tower converted into a home and later a bed & breakfast!

When old billboards, fire towers and grain silos outlive their old purposes, there’s no need to tear them down – especially since they can be transformed into surprisingly modern, livable homes with views to die for. These 15 innovative conversion projects turn the unlikeliest of abandoned structures into dazzling contemporary residences while still preserving their [...]

Billboards, fire towers, pig barns and factories are converted into stunning modern homes that preserve the history of the original structures.

Mothballed grain silo reborn as student housing in South Africa | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Mothballed grain silo reborn as student housing in South Africa

In Johannesburg, where student housing is sparse, one developer is taking extreme measures--by creating a dormitory out of shipping containers perched atop a set of abandoned concrete grain silos. THIS IS NUTS.

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