Photo: John Davenport /San Antonio Express-News Old is Better Than New store owner Gabriel Galindo carries out some of his merchandise. Galindo specializes in salvaged architectural pieces that usually come from houses that are being torn down.
“You can’t find doors that big at Home Depot,” she explained. “We could have commissioned new ones, but these came from a restaurant in Provence, France, and you hardly ever see craftsmanship like that.”
Source: S.A.’s doors, windows, hardware from old homes finding new lives – San Antonio Express-News
The architects have preserved the building’s industrial feel in the 13,000-square-foot workspace, which features custom steel entry gates, a load-bearing glass facade looking out onto a sunny enclosed courtyard, and 18-foot ceilings in the original wood — longleaf pine — with 26-foot pop-up clerestories. The building’s history is etched in the cracked and pockmarked concrete floors, while the refurbished red-brick walls attest to period craftsmanship.
“We wanted to uncover the embedded potential of the existing building and show its inherent beauty of material and space,” Shelton said.
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