Old Sydney warehouse is transformed into an industrial-chic home

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Rather than strip Balmain, Sydney of its post-industrial architectural heritage and history, award-winning architecture practice Carter Williamson Architects has taken care to sustainably breathe new life into the area’s old buildings. Case in point is the local studio’s transformation of a former timber factory into a stunning contemporary home with industrial-chic styling woven throughout its four level. Dubbed 102 The Mill, the unique home boasts 403 square meters of space with soaring ceilings… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Tokyo factory is transformed into an industrial-chic Blue Bottle Coffee cafe

Topped with a triangular roof, the Blue Bottle Coffee Nakameguro Cafe comprises a cafe on the first floor, as well as a tasting room and a workshop—two kinds of spaces new to Blue Bottle. Wooden countertops, an open floor plan, plants, and transparency temper industrial elements, such as the tall ceilings and concrete surfaces. The coffeehouse serves a community gathering space for workshops or coffee sampling sessions. The Blue Bottle Coffee teams from Japan and the U.S. occupy the upper two floors…. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building