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80 Spectacularly Renovated Structures

From Revamped Seaside Villas to Refurbished Church Manors

— October 9, 2013 — Art & Design
While traditional buildings often feature spectacular frameworks, updating them with contemporary features can beautifully accentuate the appearance, and these wonderfully renovated structures are showcasing some stunning examples of modernly revamped buildings.

Building a home or structure from the ground up is definitely a great way to customize every little detail of the building, but by utilizing the foundation or framework of an old or traditional structure, you can serve to add a lot more charm and originality to the look. From simple churches that have been renovated into spectacular contemporary structures to refurbished hut homes, these creatively renovated structures are demonstrating that a little imagination and modern design can go a long way.

A great way to combine traditional charm with modern features, these renovated structures will surely entice any architectural enthusiast with a passion for beautifully refurbished abodes.
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16th-Century Ruin Lodges
16th-Century Ruin Lodges
The Alemanys 5 House Modernizes History for 21st-Century Guests
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Reclaimed Luxury Eateries
Reclaimed Luxury Eateries
La Ville de Pins by BANG by MIN Turns Disheveled into Exclusive
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76
Radiating Museum Redesigns
Radiating Museum Redesigns
Rojkind Arquitectos Puts a Fresh Face on Mexico's National Archives
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75
Refurbished Reservoir Abodes
Refurbished Reservoir Abodes
This Renovated Water Tower is a Beach-Dwellers Dream
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Modernized Rustic Residences
Modernized Rustic Residences
The Cowshed House by Carterwilliamson Architects is Full of History
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Chic Renovated Historic Homes
Chic Renovated Historic Homes
The Historic Canal House Has a Contemporary Interior Decor
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72
Machine Shop-Converted Offices
Machine Shop-Converted Offices
Halle A by Designliga Boasts a Golden Indoor House
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71
Retro Home Restorations
Retro Home Restorations
The Nano Architects Have Created Stylishly Restored Sixties Architecture
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70
Fortress-Bound Residences
Fortress-Bound Residences
Tom Dixon’s ‘Tower House’ is a Converted Home
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Modern Refurbished Prisons
Modern Refurbished Prisons
Exit Architects Repurpose the Palencia Civic Center
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Revamped Seaside Villas
Revamped Seaside Villas
House N by Maxwan Brings a Structure into the 21st Century with Style
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Refurbished Church Manors
Refurbished Church Manors
God's Loft by LKSVDD Architects Boasts Cheeky Religious References
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Converted Playpen Containers
Converted Playpen Containers
This Shipping Container Conversion by Jikerzhicheng is Portable
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Eco-Renovated Repositories
Eco-Renovated Repositories
Taiwan's Kaohsiung Public Library Could Get a Drastic Green Retrofit
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Colossal Cinema-Converted Bookstores
Colossal Cinema-Converted Bookstores
The Grand Splendid Theater Offers a Dramatic Surprise
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Hollow Cloud Architecture
Hollow Cloud Architecture
The OostCampus Building Asserts to Citizens that the Sky is the Limit
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Renovated Greenhouse Abodes
Renovated Greenhouse Abodes
These Ex-Greenhouses Make the Perfect Sun-Filled Living Spaces
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Pedestrian-Friendly City Renovations
Pedestrian-Friendly City Renovations
Stockholm's Urban Makeover
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Kaleidoscopic Church Designs
Kaleidoscopic Church Designs
The Gethsemane Lutheran Church Has a New Vibrant Look
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Homely House Makeovers
Homely House Makeovers
Keith and Mary Campbell Turn Their Michigan Home Into a Retro Paradise
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Contemporary Rustic Farms
Contemporary Rustic Farms
The Ochre Barn by Carl Turner Architects Balances Between Old and New
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Sleek Space-Age Dwellings
Sleek Space-Age Dwellings
The Cocoon Suites at Andronikos Hotel are Future-Friendly
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Modern Factory Makeovers
Modern Factory Makeovers
The Revamped Red Diamond Dance Centre and Theatre
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Odd Architectural Makeovers
Odd Architectural Makeovers
Jaroslaw Komuda Makes Mundane Buildings Marvelous
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Arching Stone Apartments
Arching Stone Apartments
The Jaffa Flat by Pitsou Kedem Combines Old-World and Modernity
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Luxuriously Refurbished Theatres
Luxuriously Refurbished Theatres
The Cineteca Cinema Center Brings Culture to Matadero, Madrid
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Converted Cathedral Homes
Converted Cathedral Homes
The Hudson St by Bagnato Architects is a Repurposed 1892 Anglican Church
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White House Makeovers
White House Makeovers
Redux Competition Imagines Next-Gen Presidential Eco-Abodes
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Artist Apartment Makeovers
Artist Apartment Makeovers
Former Keith Haring Apartment Becomes Artist-Inspired Project
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Revamped City Bus Stops
Revamped City Bus Stops
The Big Blue Bus Project Will Rebrand the City of Santa Monica
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Revamped Farmhouse Designs
Revamped Farmhouse Designs
A2BC's Farmhouse Architecture Mixes Modern Style with Rustic Living
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Converted Library Abodes
Converted Library Abodes
The Elena Garro Cultural Center Boasts An Inventive Remodel Concept
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Barrel-Inspired Hotel Bars
Barrel-Inspired Hotel Bars
The Prahran Melbourne Hotel Takes Inspiration From Liquor Barrels
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Exotic Spanish-Inspired Homes
Exotic Spanish-Inspired Homes
2260mm Architects Modernize Classic Spanish Architecture
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Grand Sustainable Resorts
Grand Sustainable Resorts
The ITC Royal Gardenia is the World's Greenest Hotel for Its Size
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Rusty Club Refurbishing
Rusty Club Refurbishing
Bar Guru Bar Gets a Bronze Revival by KLab Architecture
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Mansion Hotel Makeovers
Mansion Hotel Makeovers
The Casa Gangotena Gets a $10 Million Facelift
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Revamped Round Structures
Revamped Round Structures
The Vesu Restaurant in California was Once a Piano Store
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Refurbished Hut Homes
Refurbished Hut Homes
The Shed by Richard Peters Associates is a Modern Hideaway
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Renovated Holy Houses
Renovated Holy Houses
Zecc Architects Makes Old Church a Home With a Few Altarations
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Chic Victorian Gothic Abodes
Chic Victorian Gothic Abodes
The 'Tin Chapel' is an Old Church Transformed Into a Stylish Home
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Elegant Renovated Farmhouses
Elegant Renovated Farmhouses
This Dual-Space Design is Functional and Easy on the Eyes
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Converted Religious Loft Residences
Converted Religious Loft Residences
The Westbourne Grove Church by DOS Architects is Open and Airy
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Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Eco Skyscraper Makeovers
Sears Tower Gets Greener
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Converted Bridge Vacation Homes
Converted Bridge Vacation Homes
The Solar Highway Residences is Built On an Old Viaduct
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Refurbished Olympic Buildings
Refurbished Olympic Buildings
Beijing's Water Cube is Now Asia's Largest Indoor Water Park
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Concrete Pipe Accommodations
Concrete Pipe Accommodations
The Prahan Hotel by Techné Architects is Luxuriously Industrial
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Refurbished Farmville Workspaces
Refurbished Farmville Workspaces
The Barn Workspace is a Taste of City Life in the Countryside
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Melting Pot Abodes
Melting Pot Abodes
This Apartment on Paulista Avenue is a Mix of Style by Jose Armenio
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Converted Correctional Hotels
Converted Correctional Hotels
Jailhouse Accommodation Houses Itinerants Rather Than Internees
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Revamped Shopping Centers
Revamped Shopping Centers
The Gerngross! is Revamped by LOVE Architecture & Urbanism
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Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches
Contemporary Sci-Fi Churches
The Chapel at Discovery Bay by Danny Cheng is Futuristic
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Classic Church-Like Bars
Classic Church-Like Bars
The Duvelorium Cafe Incorporates Traditional Architecture Elements
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Water Tower Living Spaces
Water Tower Living Spaces
The Chateau D'eau is Both Modern and Artistic
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Restored 300-Year-Old Homes
Restored 300-Year-Old Homes
Le Marche Villa by Wespi de Meuron Architekten Makes Living to Die for
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Converted Church Bookstores
Converted Church Bookstores
The Boekhandel Seleyz Dominicanen is a Dazzling Literature Display
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Contemporary Foldable Farmhouses
Contemporary Foldable Farmhouses
The Cultural Centre Léonce-Georges Fuses Modernity and Tradi
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Refurbished Factory Offices
Refurbished Factory Offices
New Lance Armstrong Foundation Headquarters Earns LEEDs Gold
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Braille-Wrapped Buildings
Braille-Wrapped Buildings
The Placebo Pharmacy by KLab Caters to All Health Needs
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Futuristic City Makeovers
Futuristic City Makeovers
The Future of Architecture Project Explores Holistic Urban Concepts
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Compact Caravan Nightclubs
Compact Caravan Nightclubs
The Black Box Revelation by Re-Make/Re-Model Offers a Unique Experience
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Latticed Lumber Bistros
Latticed Lumber Bistros
The Niseko Look Out Cafe Provides a Compelling View Inside
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Renovated Industrial Spaces
Renovated Industrial Spaces
This Zecc Architects Factory Loft is a Phenomenal Transformation
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Iconic Museum Makeovers
Iconic Museum Makeovers
Plans Revealed for Upgrade of London's Tate Modern
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Unorthodox Urban Condos
Unorthodox Urban Condos
The Kariouk Associates 'Redeveloper Apartment' is Space-Efficient
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Bipolar Retro-Modern Homes
Bipolar Retro-Modern Homes
The Alvarado House is Conservative Up Front But Modern At the Back
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Curvy Contemporary Cathedrals
Curvy Contemporary Cathedrals
The San Josemaria Escriva Church Brings New Shape to Church Design
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Cavernous Luxury Resorts
Cavernous Luxury Resorts
The Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel is Built into 5th Century Grottos
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Revamped Religious Interiors
Revamped Religious Interiors
The Bonney Avenue Residence is a Drastic Reno of an 1867 Church
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Winsome Warehouse Interiors
Winsome Warehouse Interiors
The Appartmento AL Takes Industrial Chic to the Minimalist Extreme
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Cozy Hardcore Homes
Cozy Hardcore Homes
The Brian Messana Tank House Has a Surprisingly Delicate Interior
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Sleek Suburban Home Makeovers
Sleek Suburban Home Makeovers
Bruns Architecture Turned a Tiny Rancher into an Immaculate Home
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Converted Barn Abodes
Converted Barn Abodes
Sitio da Leziria was Once a Stable and Cleverly Retains a Similar Program
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Sleek Fast Food Redesigns
Sleek Fast Food Redesigns
McDonald's Drive-In Restaurant in Maribor, Slovenia Gets Makeover
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Adaptable Container Abodes
Adaptable Container Abodes
James Green's Eco-Pak House is Modular & Sustainable
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Converted Church Homes
Converted Church Homes
Religious Renovations
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Fully Functional Garage Homes
Fully Functional Garage Homes
The Michelle De La Vega 'Mini Home' Makes Use of Unusual Space
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Garage-Style Residences
Garage-Style Residences
Maracana House Features Exposed Concrete Bricks and Chain-Link Railings
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