Architect Richard Smith Turns an Industrial Space into a DIY Home

By: Gurveer Brah - Aug 14, 2015
References: architectsmith.au & hypebeast
Taking DIY on a major scale, architect Richard Smith's DIY home project embraces an industrial look but incorporates a cozy element.

Architect Richard Smith has long worked on many different architectural projects and finally applied his expertise to the design of his own home. As the architect himself explains, he "gathered skills in passive design and understands the science of building to complement the creative enemies within the architecture." With this in mind, he saw the industrial building and accepted the challenge of taking the original industrial aesthetic and mixing modern designs to create a stylish interior.

Since this DIY home project began with a car repair shop in Sydney, Smith wanted to maintain what made the property unique and incorporated passive design principles to make it a more comfortable living space.