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June 9, 2015
These several-thousand-square-foot industrial behemoths were reborn as lofts, offices, showrooms, and more.
Portland renovated warehouse living areas central atrium.

In Portland, Oregon, Linda Hutchins and John Montague hired Works Partnership Architecture to turn a former warehouse and auto repair shop into a versatile live-work space, complete with a light-filled atrium. 

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Originally appeared in This Light-Filled Industrial Renovation Plays Host to Live Music
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Architect David Hill, his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children have an unusual home by the standards of their college-town setting in Auburn, Alabama. Built in 1920, the industrial brick building has had previous incarnations as a church, a recycling center, and a pool hall, among others.

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Originally appeared in Family-Friendly Renovation of a Brick Warehouse in Alabama
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Brooklyn Artist Studio Upstairs Loft

When artist Jennifer Bartlett decided to leave her longtime studio in Manhattan for Brooklyn, she found an old industrial building in the historic Clinton Hill area. The 19th-century masonry structure, which was once home to the Candy & Confectioners Workers union, is now a spacious private residence that doubles as a public art gallery. 

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Originally appeared in This Spacious Home in a Former Warehouse is Part Art Gallery
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A former contractor’s warehouse in Toronto afforded architects Christine Ho Ping Kong and Peter Tan enough distance from residential neighbors to carry out a truly innovative renovation

Originally appeared in Growth Spurt
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Hogan Place, Montreal, by KANVA

The architecture firm KANVA designed this modern addition to an existing warehouse in Montreal's industrial east end as the headquarters for a mid-sized landscaping firm. Transparent and opaque elements intermingle to create an open space reminiscent of a greenhouse.

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Originally appeared in Montreal Firm Receives Emerging Architectural Practice Award
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Atop a warehouse/office building overlooking Seattle’s Salmon Bay waterway, Tom Bayley’s home watches over a 250-slip marina. Few tenants below notice his presence, except when errant drops from his watering can fall from his deck, 25 feet above.

Building a small home doesn’t equate to easy lifting. Before Tom Bayley could call in a crane to lift the materials for his 800-square-foot house to the roof of the Seattle warehouse on which it’s perched, he had to tackle a radical retrofit to shore up the structure.

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Renovated tavern in Chicago

This comprehensively green home in a former Chicago tavern and warehouse boasts a rooftop garden and mighty solar array. 

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Blown glass pendant chandelier by Samuel Wilkinson at &Tradition showroom

Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of the Copenhagen harbor for Danish furniture company &Tradition. In their stylish showroom, a group of Blown SW3 glass pendants by Samuel Wilkinson are clustered under the original beams. 

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A view of the exterior illustrates how the apartments function as a series of intercutting glass boxes that overlay and lock into each other.

Set atop a 1908 warehouse in the Courtenay Precinct of Wellington, New Zealand, three modern apartments by Architecture Workshop glow like lanterns at dusk. 

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Originally appeared in Rising Above It All
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"Instead of the disappointment we anticipated, there was yet another great space, with an incredible beamed ceiling," says Hindman of seeing the top-floor bedroom for the first time. The wooden frame was left in its natural state. Rody Grauman's 85 Lamps

In this lofty Amsterdam apartment, midcentury modern furniture mixes freely with contemporary Dutch design in a setting transposed from the 17th century. Built as a warehouse in 1630, the structure kept its commercial function right up until 1969. 

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Originally appeared in Vertical Challenge
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Portland renovated warehouse living areas central atrium.

In Portland, Oregon, Linda Hutchins and John Montague hired Works Partnership Architecture to turn a former warehouse and auto repair shop into a versatile live-work space, complete with a light-filled atrium. 

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