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3 ways old buildings were converted into beautiful homes

3 ways old buildings were converted into beautiful homes

Our architects often take inspiration from the unlikeliest of places, particularly when it comes to buildings that have been converted for a new purpose. The Chive recently compiled a list of 14 innovative ways in which old Olympics venues have been converted. Although our specialists haven’t worked on any former Olympic sites, we regularly convert existing buildings into unique spaces.

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The National Aquatic Centre in Beijing has been converted into a family water park whilst the handball venue from the Rio de Janeiro games is now four separate schools which are attended by over 2,000 students.

The Olympic Village in Sydney, Australia has since been turned into stunning upscale houses that are equipped with solar panels and their own water recycling system. It isn’t just Olympic venues that have been converted into beautiful homes. We’ve come across amazing properties that started life as water towers, canal barges, restaurants and even shipping containers!

Although on a smaller scale, the KJ Architects team has experience converting buildings, giving them a new purpose and role. KJ Architects provides architectural services, including project management, if you are planning on converting a building into a new home. Barns, pubs, churches and post offices are just some of the establishments that we can convert into contemporary housing.

KJ Architects is committed to sustainable architecture that is designed with the users in mind. Whatever space you are trying to create, our designs ensure the finished build is accessible, environmentally friendly and visually stunning. For ideas and inspiration, and to see examples of our most recent work, browse our case studies.

In addition to total conversions, KJ Architects also has experience converting existing private housing to suit the specific needs of our clients. If you need to make your existing home suitable for someone with a medical condition, including dementia, we can help make the property safe and accessible for them. Get in touch with us today to discuss our extensive architectural services.

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For more information on the architectural services that KJ Architects provides, please get in touch with a member of our team today. Call us on 01638 662393 and speak directly to one of our specialists or enter your details and contact us online.



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    3 ways old buildings were converted into beautiful homes