Adaptive reuse does much more than just save historic buildings and cut back on construction costs and wastage of resources. It is undoubtedly the biggest reason for the newfound love of all things ‘modern industrial’.
From ‘Lord of the Rings’ to ‘Invisible Man’ from ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ to ‘Romeo and Juliet’ you will find this parking garage to be quite illuminating and informative! With two metal stairwells that form the visual bookends this is a parking lot that you need not hide away in the back of the building.
But I’m getting ahead of myself! In the next section I’ll tell you how I welcomed shoppers. The heading of this section says it all–the easier you make it for shoppers to navigate your sale the more you will sell!
Their parking garage is adorned by giant book titles that have been painted on to the building. Appearing like spines of classic books 22 titles were picked to decorate the garage wall based on nominations from the locals.
Here you might want to stay away from strictly contemporary or modern styles and a blend of industrial farmhouse or rustic with modern finishes works best. Start with the desk chair and shelving for all your office needs before you spread your wings and bring in decorative items.
Covering an entire city block and housing 791 cars the Car Park One is more like a park and less like a garage. A creative mesh that covers the building allows for plenty of natural air and ventilation while hiding the cars visually from the world outside.