Student designer Stella van Beers converted a disused grain silo into a two-story micro-home, fit for the pages of a Dr. Seuss adventure.
Plotted all over the Netherlands’ countryside, grain silos are largely going out of use due to a country-wide reduction of livestock, leading to lower demand for grain. Converting the disused silos into a functional and quirky place of respite, Stella van Beers renovated the cylindrical unit into a micro home.
Source: This disused grain silo that was converted into a micro-home is destined for the pages of Dr. Seuss – Yanko Design
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“In the meantime, staff is researching demolition and feasibility of reclaiming any materials for use in future construction projects,” he said. The grain storage buildings, which likely date to the late 1940s or early 1950s, are located on 2.6 acres of city-owned property.
Source: Frisco plans to tear down grain silos after one collapsed during Tuesday’s storms | Frisco Enterprise | starlocalmedia.com
“There is no large open space within the densely packed tubes and it is not possible to experience these volumes from inside,” he continued. “Rather than strip out the evidence of the building’s industrial heritage, we wanted to find a way to enjoy and celebrate it. We could either fight a building made of concrete tubes or enjoy its tube-iness.”
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To meet Johannesburg’s rising need for affordable student housing, property developer Citiq has set a new watermark for utterly cray-cray adaptive projects, stacking brightly painted shipping containers atop and around a row of disused grain silos and offering them up to students on the cheap.
via Yes, Some Students Live in Shipping Containers Atop Old Silos – Globe Trotting – Curbed National.
On Inhabitat today – Grain Silo adaptive reuse. That is some cool digs!
There aren’t too many places to go ice climbing in the corn fields of Iowa, so avid climbers in the area have to get a little bit creative. Local climber Don Briggs took a staple of the landscape — a grain silo — and converted it into an ice climbing wall. The eight-story structure is covered with ice curtains that run along a large wall and opens every winter, provided that the temperatures are consistently below 26 degrees. The silo, which is located just outside Cedar Falls, Iowa, has become a climbing mecca in the middle of the Great Plains.
via Grain Silo in Iowa Converted into a Large Ice Climbing Wall | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.