Warehouse conversions offer more than just another building, they have unique character and the abundance of space many of us crave. Think of a spacious open plan kitchen and living area oozing bouts of character and industrial appeal. Sometimes a regular detached house just won’t do. However they do come with their challenges too.
Commercial properties have long been in demand for their potential to be transformed into new housing opportunities. In the UK, the areas popularly targeted are in established centres like London, Bristol and Southampton.These beautiful warehouse conversions caught our eye today.
The exposed brick offers the perfect canvas for a great industrial look. The use of warm colours and natural materials eases in a relaxed scheme. This is the perfect style for the urban city dweller who appreciates the outdoors.
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This luxury penthouse in London combines industrial elements with Art Deco touches. The soft neutral palette keeps the space fresh complementing the industrial chic look. The large windows are great for allowing this bright and airy open plan layout to really come to life.
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Architecture is one of our key interests here at Moody Monday. We furnish spaces and buildings with our wall coverings and interior accessories after all.
Conran and Partners, an architecture and design studio has been appointed to revamp the grade II listed Blake Tower into an exceptional residential London development.
The Blake Tower, which was named after the 18th-century poet, William Blake is part of the widely known Barbican Estate in London. The Estate is known as one of the largest examples of the Brutalist concrete architecture and represents a Utopian ideal for inner-city living.
It will be transformed from a youth hostel into 74 luxury apartments. The 17-storey building before becoming unoccupied in 2012 was home to 250 young people as London’s most inner city YMCA. The interiors will be inspired with the shapes of the Barbican’s buildings and the softening of the external public spaces which have established lush greenery and landscape in mind.
A range of one, two and three bedrooms, studios and penthouses will be available. Look out, all keen property investors.
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Lighting can be more than an accent to a space, it can also be the main feature piece by allowing the light’s design and colour to really stand out from the rest of the space. Ceilings often provide an excellent platform to display unique lighting installations especially in commercial interiors as seen in these restaurants.
We also came across these examples where the lights match the colour palette of the space complementing the overall colour scheme beautifully.
One of the things that stand out about the next set of designs is the way they show off geometry. By being paired with rather neutral tones and muted hues, the eye is easily drawn to the intricate line patterns. It is practicality perfectly balanced with aesthetics.
Great lighting and bridges are usually a beauty to behold. Two great examples are The Solvesborg Bridge in Sweden and the High Trestle Trail Bridge. The Solvesborg Bridge which uses colour-changing luminaries was awarded one of the ten most interesting bridges in the world in 2013. The blue lights at the High Trestle trail bridge in Madrid are certainly mesmerising at night.
There certainly is no limit to using lighting to make a bold statement in design.
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