The architects retained the facade of the brick factory for the most part, preserving three of the brick exteriors and the two steam towers that soar into the sky.
The brick church dates back to the 1920s and incorporates vaulted ceilings and other original details like stained glass windows, and a corridor lined with antique reinforced doors.
Las Vegas-based Alternative Living Spaces creates custom container tiny homes for under $40,000.
Architect Frank Minnaërt outfitted the space with playful plywood built-ins.
Hong Kong architect James Law has an unusual solution for the city’s affordable housing shortage: Converted old water pipes.
To see how different spaces are being repurposed in cities across the U.S., we’ve rounded up 9 creative adaptive reuse projects.
The formerly rusting hull now holds a sweet floating abode.
Wisconsin-based MODS International is selling a one bedroom, 320-square-foot shipping container house on Amazon.
Originally a church, the building was beautifully renovated in 2013, and comes with a converted military barracks building as well.
The rooms on offer are available in sizes ranging from "letter" to "postcard" and "stamp."
If one more disused industrial crane gets turned into a cool inhabitable space, we’re going to have to call it a trend.
Built in 1889, the old Baptist church is now an airy, open home, ready to embrace you with open apse and nave.
Old barns and warehouses aren’t the one spaces ripe for a spectacular conversion. Check out these kookier examples.
This converted ironworks in Shoreditch boasts original Gothic windows, gorgeous brickwork, and exposed steel beams.
You never knew a school bus home could look this good.
Thanks to some bonkers designers, the experience looks (and smells) way cuter than you’d think.
Think living in a tiny mobile home means giving up storage and large items that you could only have if you had lots of space? Think again.
They mostly used online construction tutorials and bus conversion videos to build out their space, and the result is impressive.
Not only were the original charms of the circa-1925 nursery preserved, but it now also boasts just the right amount of modern technology and polish.
Dubbed Deskopolitan, the space clocks in at 4,430 square feet, and includes a series of open work desks, meeting rooms, telephone booths, and a café. (There’s also a barber shop, because 2017.)
1100 Architect designed this new nexus for international affairs students at U Penn in Philadelphia, turning a Victorian house into a work of sleekly contemporary architecture.
In the Netherlands, crime rates have been so low that prisons are being shut down from the lack of prisoners. But for the Bijlmerbajes prison in Amsterdam, the shuttered facility is finding new meaning through adaptive reuse.
Over in Northern Portugal, local design studio PROD has transformed the Paço de Vitorino estate, former residence of the late heir to the Paço de Vitorino Count, into a 15-bedroom hotel that melds the old and new.
In Paris, local firm Festen Architecture and Italian studio Amibis collaborated on this 1,830 square-foot loft near the City of Light’s Place de la République.
Forget over-hyped coworking spaces and Ikea-hacked offices, the new HQ for U.K. personal finance site money.co.uk is the one to rule them all. Take a peek inside.
The British love their iconic red telephone booths. But in the era of smartphones and WiFi, they’re unquestionably obsolete. Now, a local phone repair company plans to turn a bunch of them into satellite outposts.
This bright, airy live-work space makes use of the structure’s original skylights, exposed-steel trusses, and high, gabled ceilings, which clock in at nearly 20 feet tall.
Masterminded by local firm AT103, the run-down historic home—formerly a private home for a single family—today accommodates two restaurants, offices, and upper-floor apartments.
Seattle architecture firm MW Works created a woodsy retreat for a young family: a retreat hewn from the gorgeous bones of a gabled barn built in the early 20th century.
In an impressive feat of upcycling, designers Rolf Bruggink and Niek Wagemans have turned an empty coach house into a one-of-a-kind residence using materials salvaged from a demolished office building nearby.
The elegance of this Spanish home’s curved glass wall belies the structure’s original use as a stone water cistern. The building served for many years as a storage space—until a Madrid firm converted the structure into a glamorous home.
This lovely apartment in Cape Town, South Africa packs a colorful punch, making it hard to believe that it’s in fact the converted basement of the resident’s parents’ home.
This posh 3,000-square-foot three-bedroom was recently revamped for modern living by London-based design consultancy Brinkworth.