Industrial buildings constructed throughout the middle of the 20th century were primarily made with durable materials like concrete and brick, but 'The Mill', an industrial refurbishment carried out by GutGut, is reshaping the industrial space to better suit its modern purposes. The new design features ample modern and natural materials, including glass and, most strikingly, wood.
The juxtaposition between wooden features and the concrete bones of The Mill is a bold choice for GutGut. Though the aesthetic might seem jarring, it's a clever way to make the space feel lighter and brighter than it would if the architects had opted to stick with the concrete that already typified the building. Since it will now be used for events, residences, and office space, that feeling is important.
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