Matt Bolen of Waterloo-based Edge Architects in front of the century-old Huck Glove factory before construction began.
“Call it a new generation that doesn’t necessarily place the same value on suburban, shiny new things,” he says, explaining that younger employees want to live and work in communities with a history. “The great thing about these older buildings is they have a story that people can connect to.”
Source: Century-old glove factory to anchor new, state-of-the-art centre – The Globe and Mail
One of the highlights at LX Factory, a mixed-use adaptive-reuse complex in an old textile factory, is Rio Maravilha, a cheerful, colorful bar whose upstairs terrace affords staggering views of the Tagus River. Echoing the cool ambience, the cocktails here are creative.
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“The architectural design aimed to convert the historic propeller-pattern factory into a modern home, while also restoring the classic details,” said a statement from Fogarty Finger.
“The architects preserved the original wood joists, wood columns, concrete floors and machinery from the building’s industrial past and incorporated them into the main living space,” said the statement.
Source: Fogarty Finger creates home in New Jersey propeller factory
The wood comes from building 84 of the Studebaker factory. It’s now being reclaimed in building 112, being turned into workbenches, keychains, and even pens. “When I look at it, I can see history. I can literally in a way feel how many feet, how many cars were built on this,” said Woodsmith Owner, Kevin Smith.
Source: What’s old is new again for former Studebaker factory | WSBT
And in order to bring some light to the lower level, they installed two panels of Plexiglas in the floor. The former printing factory is now a bright, unique, art-filled home for this family of five.
Source: Before & After: A Printing Factory Turning into a Home | Apartment Therapy
According to David Chilinski of Prellwitz Chilinski Associates, the solution required a new look at the property and its potential. “We saw the same obstacles to reusing these buildings that others encountered. The community wanted to see the architecture and the incredible history it represents preserved and blended back into the town fabric. So we looked for ways to open up and unlock all creative possibilities both inside the structures and on the grounds of the property.”
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.. check out the interior’s inspiring use of reclaimed and salvaged materials.
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