In accordance with the latest trends of sustainability and repurposing, architects from all over the world are coming up with brilliant ideas to transform the good old grain silos into stylish contemporary houses.
These modern homes are affordable and sturdy. Here’s an exciting roundup of six stunning modern homes built in abandoned silos:
1. Phoenix Midcentury grain silo home
Christoph Kaiser completed this cosy little home in Phoenix, Arizona.
A Kansas farmer sold this silo to Kaiser, who then lugged it back to downtown Phoenix.
Kaiser remodelled the 340 square feet silo into a warm and comfortable home. The stylish round home is equipped with reclaimed materials to keep the costs in check.
2. Gruene Homestead Inn in New Braunfels, Texas
Gruene Homestead Inn is located in New Braunfels, Texas.
Built to accommodate two adults and a couple of kids, this remodelled silo is a stylish loft apartment, complete with a front porch.
3. “The Silo” in Copenhagen
The city’s tallest historic grain silo is being transformed into the luxury housing by the Danish firm Copenhagen.
The 17-storey silo will be converted into an ultra-modern structure comprising of 40 luxurious apartments.
4. Baltimore Silo Point Condos
A group of thirteen-grain silos and a grain tower in Baltimore, Maryland were renovated to form the Silo Point luxury condominiums.
Turner Development worked on the remodelling of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad grain elevator and transformed it into a landmark of the modern city.
5. Oslo’s GrÃ¼nerlÃ¸kka Studenthus
The HRTB Arkitekter AS has converted the ancient grain elevator with 21 silos into a modern 19-storey residential building for students.
Named the GrÃ¼nerlÃ¸kka Studenthus, the building was touched up with colourful glass to give a livelier look to its industrial faÃ§ade.
6. The LÃ¸gten Sil(o)houette
The huge silo in the Danish town was remodelled by C. F. MÃ¸ller Architects and Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma. The architects collaborated to turn it into a “rural high-rise” building featuring 21 classy apartments.
A part of the silo was left in its original state to preserve the historical aspect of the building. The colourful apartments are a wonderful example of sustainable, contemporary architecture.