Industrial style is a trend and we love it, we can’t deny it. But beyond fads what we love about it is the concept of reconversion. Old factories that are transformed into versatile housings that adapt its interior to the life style of their new users. As the house in an old factory of buttons where a married couple of an artist and a stylist live in Paris suburbs.
When the couple discovered that the factory was being sold in parts (due to its huge size) the didn’t doubt a second. For sure, the very first time they saw it, it was very different from the images above. But, anyway they were able to see it potential and imagine the nice house it could be transformed into.
The housings with an industrial origin use to keep elements from the original factory (that is the clue of reconverting instead of demolishing and building new) as metallic or concrete exposed structures, rough flooring, iron carpentries or, sometimes. even parts of the equipment and old machines.
Those elements might result a little bit too rough if we compare it with a “normal” house. However, really high ceilings, the big window openings and they great natural light they provide in combination with some more delicate and friendly decoration elements, create such a nice and pleasant house.
Reconverting an old factory into our house would be one of my dreams for sure. What about you? Would you like to live in an old button factory?