Converting is one of the latest trends in architecture. It allows the designers to use existing space and take advantage of the elements that are already there, rather than build something new and change the surroundings. Converted houses and apartments are less obtrusive and more affordable, but it doesn't make them uncreative at all.
On the contrary, ability to completely change the nature of a building and turn an old warehouse into an amazing living space is a highly appreciated and impressive skill.
If you're looking for a new place, you should take converted houses into consideration. Particularly interesting are unused shipping containers that - with the right adjustments and vision - can become as comfortable and stylish as traditional houses. We're presenting you with eight examples of such "architectural recycling".
Many of them look very ordinary on the outside, but inside they are true masterpieces of interior design. All the houses are unique and may inspire you to try something new.
El Tiemblo, Spain by James & Mau Arquitectura
Savannah, USA by Price Street Projects
Mojave Desert, USA by Ectotech Design
Six Oaks in Santa Cruz Mountains, USA by David Fenster of Modulus
San Antonio, USA by Poteet Architects
Colorado, USA by Studio H:T
San Jose, Costa Rica by Benjamin Garcia Saxe
Flagstaff, Arizona by Ecosa Design Studio