Here, some adventurous homeowners Adaptive reuse is essentially the recycling of a building, be it commercial, industrial, or ecclesiastical. But why not build anew, without the ghosts of warehouse workers or ruinous, dilapidated stonework? To start, the patina of a 16th-century church is hard earned, and would be a feat to replicate.
Think of it as recycling, but for a building. Adaptive reuse
If you’re looking for lived-in character, old brick is a good place to start. That patina, earned over years and years of use, suddenly makes for a home
What do a dilapidated church, an abandoned shoe factory, and a forgotten French mill all share? To start, a gorgeous patina earned over years and years of use. (That brick doesn’t age itself.) Here, each has been cleverly reimagined and adapted as a home, each granting its owner an unconventional space and an exercise in carte blanche, each a shell with a history and culture. Read on for X of our favorite adaptive reuse projects. oozes lived-in character.
To start, a distinguished patina earned over years and years of use that, when
It’s recycling, but for a building. But why not build anew, without the ghosts of warehouse workers or ruinous, dilapidated stonework?
In most cases left to crumble, wither, or fall into disrepair, the industrial structures herein actually have time on their side. Brick and cement take on a patinated, lived-in character, while crumbling, ruinous stone work provides a distinguished backdrop for the homes built within them.