Here's an adaptive reuse project you don't see everyday: over in London's King's Cross neighborhood, a circa-1860s gymnasium ("Britain's first purpose-built Victorian gym" per The Spaces) has been converted into a luxe bar and restaurant, which just opened this week. The revamp of German Gymnasium was a two-part process. After local firm Allies and Morrison peeled the building back to its original structure, another British firm, Conran + Partners completed the interior design, adding two new steel staircases to connect the ground-floor "Grand Café" to the mezzanine areas.
In the remodel, Conran + Partners made sure to highlight the dramatic trussed timber roof, which previously was not visible from the first floor. Get the full story on The Spaces.
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