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John McAslan + Partners Convert a 1929 Stone Barn into a Luminous Student Center | Inhabitat

UK-based architects John McAslan + Partners just finished converting a 1929 stone barn into a contemporary library and student center at the University of Cumbria’s Ambleside campus.

via John McAslan + Partners Convert a 1929 Stone Barn into a Luminous Student Center | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Living in a library: a new chapter for an old property

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“The first time I walked into this space, I knew right away,” Brazee recalls with a faraway look in his eyes. “The layout, all the things we could do. When you walk into a house, you know whether it’s your house or not. When I walked in here, I just knew.”

Brazee and Huff are partners in life and in business, running a successful real estate agency. So when the couple started exploring the old Kirkwood Library in east Atlanta, they saw past the commercial aspects of the 1942 building and the 1976 addition added to the back. They ignored the men’s and women’s restrooms, the exit signs, the 12-car parking lot.

Instead, they saw the bones of what would become their showcase house.

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Look! A Card Catalog Used To Store Flatware & Utensils Kitchen Inspiration | The Kitchn

Mom was a librarian with a ton of silverware – how could I resist? Via Apartment Therapy

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Low on drawer space in your kitchen? Repurpose a vintage card catalog into a handy kitchen storage piece! The drawers are perfectly sized for flatware and other cooking utensils, and you can even label them so you remember what goes where. Love this idea!

via Look! A Card Catalog Used To Store Flatware & Utensils Kitchen Inspiration | The Kitchn.

Abandoned Walmart Turned Into Giant Public Library With Gorgeous Interior. But Where Do They park Walmarts? : TreeHugger

Don’t miss this great article on TreeHugger!

Dave notes that it is also successful; “Within the first month following the opening, new user registration increased by 23%” Everyone thinks it is a wonderful example of adaptive reuse. But one of the problems in reusing big box stores is that they are usually in lousy locations for uses like libraries; they are in places for cars, not kids and seniors who often depend on public libraries. And indeed, the new main library gets a car-dependent walkscore of 49.

via Abandoned Walmart Turned Into Giant Public Library With Gorgeous Interior. But Where Do They park Walmarts? : TreeHugger.