Warehouses are buildings that date far back in history where people stored their good that are for various reasons. In today’s world however this term has now come to the understanding that it is a commercial building for the purpose of storing their goods. The set-up of such warehouses are seen in an ancient layout dating back to the revolutionary period. These warehouses are built in large sized rectangular shaped building layout that stands tall with red bricks.
Mostly located near railway stations or river bends for the convenience of receiving, distributing and storing goods. In the years followed by, such warehouse that are mostly left abandoned or not in use have been made good use of by transforming in to apartments, restaurants, shops, malls and in some cases even office headquarters. Although the standard tyre rack in Australia is still pretty hard to miss and easily recognizable. The concept of warehouse transformations has taken over by storm and has proven to be rather valuable to modern architecture.
Due to the buildings structural adaptability and versatile design it has made a smooth transition for converting businesses and even start ups. The freedom of design that is brought forward by the warehouse layout through its large windows and ample space is been artistically used for homes, work and for leisure time. Here are few of the popular warehouse transformations around the world. The Biotin Foundation – MadridWhen you visit the historical city of Madrid, you will not miss the rustic 1920s industrial building that was once used as warehouse storage solutions back in the day.
In the today’s scenario things have taken a bigger transformation by the Biotin foundation who chose to establish their office space in the said warehouse. Since the once stackable stillage is bound for historical conservation the structural layout and its materials cannot be altered in any manner.
Factory life – Belgium A popular architect names Julia D’Aubioul has transformed which was once a bustling factory now left abandoned into a contemporary living space for a newly married couple and named it as The Factory Life. The couple chose to utilize this setup not only as their home but also as their work place that has more than enough space to facilitate the requirement. The café restaurant StorkAlongside the spectacular Amsterdam waterfront was a rustic ancient warehouse that was left abandoned for many decades. Until very recently two famous architects came into the play to bring this building into the limelight by transforming it into Europe’s biggest fish restaurant and café.