Join us as we travel from New York to Melbourne, London to Hong Kong, visiting some of the world’s most inspirational industrial conversions in this, the debut Warehouse Home coffee table book! We’re thrilled that the first Warehouse Home book has been published by Thames & Hudson. Order the Warehouse Home book today to be among the very first to enjoy it, hot off the press!
“Warehouse Home is the ultimate resource for anyone living in an industrial conversion or aspiring to that aesthetic.” – Thames & Hudson
From live-work spaces to family friendly lofts, single family dwellings to substantial developments, Warehouse Home showcases remarkable residences in historic granaries, former textile factories, tanneries, old printworks and, of course, warehouses. We have made an important distinction between industrial and ‘industrial style’, reviewing only those homes in conversions with a genuine industrial or manufacturing past. And we celebrate the original architectural features which make these homes truly unique: exposed timber beams and bare brickwork, structural columns and industrial doors.
The ‘loft living’ phenomenon, the transformation of industrial shells for habitation, has its origins in 1950s New York City. The middle classes were leaving overcrowded and polluted Manhattan for the family- friendly suburbs. The disused and derelict industrial buildings of the area now known as SoHo (south of Houston) became popular with artists. Attracted by the generous proportions and more affordable rents of the cast-iron frame former warehouses, they set up bohemian and basic, innovative if often illegal, residences. The area began to flourish once again and the warehouses’ future was assured. Residences that had once been avant-garde were now aspirational. By the 1990s, developers were transforming complexes in the USA, UK and overseas. We have selected some of the finest examples of modern-day loft living for inclusion in the debut Warehouse Home book. Be sure to order your copy today!