The Creative Center of Scottsdale is an adaptive reuse project of three existing buildings: a 4,000 square foot gun supply store transformed into a creative co-working space, a 2,000 square foot auto shop that is now an empty shell waiting for a tenant, and a 1,800 square foot knit shop that has been renovated as a coffee house.
via Old Gun Supply Store in Arizona Transformed Into Community-Friendly Creative Center of Scottsdale | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
“Gas stations are almost always on corner sites, they have good visibility and great accessibility, so they make great locations for restaurants,” said Ellen Dunham-Jones, a professor of architecture and urban design at the Georgia Institute of Technology and co-author of “Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs.”
via Adaptive reuse: Gas stations remade into trendy restaurants – CNN.com.
It’s called the Filling Station: how appropriate. It used to be a shabby and abandoned gas station in London’s King’s Cross. And suddenly it’s a stunning restaurant that does not want to be called a pop-up. Mainly because it is meant to be a semi-permanent building that will be there for two years before new homes are built in the rapidly gentrifying area.
via Abandoned Gas Station Becomes a Restaurant : TreeHugger.