*Book: Converted into Houses
Por Cata Bustos (@catabmendoza)
Desde hace un tiempo que me he ido topando con varias imágenes de este libro y ahora ya sé de donde venían todas. Converted into Houses es un libro de Charles Fracchia con Jeremiah Bragstad que trata de reutilización y restaurción de espacios de NYC como edificios viejos, graneros, heladerías, fabricas e incluso iglesias, convertidas en casas.
The owners of the houses had chosen to rescue and restore, to pour their time, energy, and money into the imaginative conversion of buildings into homes, and whose aim, aside from the creation of desired living spaces, was to insure the preservation of many an unusual building and thereby add to the architectural flavor of the community – they are praised as environmental engineers. The book depicts conversions of a chicken coop, a barn, a mews house, carriage house, firehouse, creamery, icehouse, water tower, powerhouse, an armorer’s workshop, a doll factory, industrial buildings in Paris and San Francisco, a cannery, factories, a bakery, boats and barges, a caboose, a Pullman car, railroad stations, a bank, a schoolhouse, a church and more.