Six industrial silos repurposed as unusual homes and public spaces - architecture and design

Six industrial silos repurposed as unusual homes and public spaces



Following the opening of the Kunstsilo art gallery in Norway last week, we spotlight six examples of industrial silos that have been adaptively reused around the world.
Used for the storage of materials such as grain or coal, silo structures are typically built with robust tower-like forms made from concrete or metal.
However, these utilitarian buildings are also being embraced by architects as the basis for adaptive reuse projects, with many converted into unusual homes and cultural spaces.
In an interview last week with Dezeen, the architect behind Kunstsilo Magnus WÃ¥ge said that industrial structures like silos make ideal backdrops for art galleries in particular.
"For architecture today, I think it's good to be able to work with something existing because somehow you have to relate to that and that gives you surprising answers," WÃ¥ge explained. "That makes a good backdrop to art, particularly, as it enhances creativity," he said. "And industrial buildings have that spatial quality that contemporary art likes very much."
Read on for six examples of converted silos:

Photo by Alan Williams
Kunstsilo, Norway, by Mestres WÃ¥ge Arquitectes, BAX and Mendoza Partida
The interiors of 30 interconnected silos in Kristiansand were hollowed out to create the sculptural atrium of Kunstsilo, a gallery containing the world's largest private collection of modern Nordic art.
Once used to store grain, the remains of the rough concrete edifice are left expo...
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