Warehouse Home Book
A global look at contemporary, ingenious, and yet comfortable transformations of former industrial spaces into stylish modern residences.
As space for land development in cities shrinks and city dwellers tire of cookie-cutter apartment towers, a love for historical buildings has returned. The initial interest in "lofts" began in SoHo, New York, in the 1970s, and the love of warehouse buildings often in attractive waterside locations has since become a global phenomenon.
The first section, “Architectural Features," looks at how to make the most of a space while retaining its original features, such as exposed brickwork and concrete floors. It also draws on examples of former industrial buildings across the world that have been renovated to create distinctive homes and workspaces. The second section, “Decorative Details," provides tips on how to recreate the warehouse aesthetic in any home, from repurposing pallets and breeze-blocks as furniture to transforming exhaust cones into unique lighting fixtures. A reference section provides ideas on where to source everything from furniture to finishes.
By Sophie Bush.
Published by Thames & Hudson