The Alcatraz Photography Studio in Berkeley, Calif., transformed a century-old box of a building used as a Halloween costume store into an artistic space. PHOTO Billy Hustace Photography
The project team was encouraged by the client and designers to reuse and expose original building materials. The team preserved the wooden floor covered with colorful paint drips, giving the space a unique character. This sustainable approach was noticed by the judges, who appreciated the “simplicity, beauty and attention to detail” of the small project, noting that such renovation and adaptive reuse “could be considered a lost art.”
Source: ENR California Best Projects 2018 Renovation/Restoration: Alcatraz Photo Studio | 2018-10-02 | Engineering News-Record
Photography: Rosella Degori for The Spaces
The Grade I-listed glasshouse, which was designed by Decimus Burton and constructed in 1860, has been carefully restored by Donald Insall Associates. The architects have painstakingly dismantled, cleaned, re-painted and re-glazed over 69,000 individual parts of the 4,880 sqm building.
Source: Explore Kew Gardens’ freshly restored Temperate House
Matthew Stepp (left) and Mike Weston of Rusted Raven Furniture Co. upcycle furniture at their workshop in Hampden. Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Stepp and Weston are among several artists in Maine who are upcycling furniture and restoring old pieces.
via Upcycling, restoration breathe life into old castaways — Living — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine.
(Image: Liz Telschow)
It soon became one of the most noticeable, iconic roadside landmarks after ‘landing’ in 1947. But now, the World War Two heavy bomber that long stood watch over Milwaukie, Oregon has been removed for restoration, unlikely ever to return to its rather odd occupation as a gas station awning.
via Urban GhostsThe Bomber Restaurant’s Landmark B-17 Flying Fortress, Oregon – Urban Ghosts.
Dave Moult, of the UK, enjoys taking the old and making it new. Yet, he eschews modern design and instead opts for timeless 19th century ideas through his work. Moult invests many hours in his creations, including the rehabilitation of an old teardrop trailer.
Many of the details of the trailer’s interior have been crafted by hand. The original chandelier piece is born of a vintage tea pot and copper pipes. The illusion of a library is devised by using a clever wallpaper and much of the interior incorporates found wood, leather, and various metals. All of the leather present in the trailer is from an old couch which the designer purchased for the equivalent of $22.
via Vintage teardrop trailer meets handcrafted steampunk design Steampunk Teardrop Trailer Dave Moult Exterior – Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Jackie Taylor, 63, hangs out with his dog Rufus inside his open kitchen in his upstairs flat that he has almost finished renovating in Lakewood. Taylor broke down a wall to the left to give the kitchen and open feel. The entire kitchen redo has only cost $2,000 with used materials, he said. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer)
He prides himself on creating an affordable vintage space where everything is restored, repaired and reused. Most of the materials came from Habitat for Humanity.
“At first I bought it as an investment,” says Taylor, who paid $200,000 for the building. “But after spending so much time here working on the apartments, I thought, ‘I really like it here.'”
Jackie Taylor had to scrape all the white paint off of the original woodwork which includes built-in bookcases and a bench in the living room of his 1920s apartment. (Lisa DeJong/The Plain Dealer)
via Restoring Lakewood apartment on the cheap has been a labor of love for retiree: Cool Spaces (photos) | cleveland.com.
A piece of art in itself, this 1484 sq. ft. rambler features open-concept living areas, tasteful, rich paint colors and accent lighting to enhance your decor. And mid-century truly meets modern in the updated kitchen where high-end Fisher Paykal appliances add contemporary conveniences accented by lovingly restored vintage cabinets. Step inside the one of a kind shower and enjoy the hand-tiled mosaic tub with an original design of artist’s own creation.The light-filled space also features a unique office area down the hall from an Art Studio.
via 304 E Leonard St Southport, NC 28461 MLS# 687252.
I could watch Jimmy DiResta all day long. How does he know how to do everything?!
This is the second installment of the restoration of my 1911 Chandler & Price printing press , i get the frozen parts moving agin for first time in 20-30 years. This press was used a decoration outside (in the rain) of an antique shop in the Catskills.
via DiResta press part 2 – YouTube.
(Both the man and his home)
Russell Brand — he of the off-color humor and wild-eyed visage — has bought a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West for $2.224 million.
The restored 1926 traditional-style house was designed by Roy Selden Price, an architect known for his period revival work.
via Russell Brand buys a character-filled home in Hollywood Hills West – Hartford Courant.