House Tour: Industrial Work / Live Space

NYT 3.2.08

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Reinventing space takes great vision. Sometimes the simplicity of raw materials like cement, concrete block, white subway tiles and even rusting metal panels can be used to elevate a space. A former automobile electrical-parts business in Atlanta's West End was transformed into a work / live space that remains close to its industrial roots — so close, that the anonymous exterior remains nearly unchanged after an extensive renovation...

The New York Times story Second Life explores the changes in the building that houses David Yocum and Brian Bell's architecture firm, bldgs and a living space for Yocum and his wife. The interior of the building was opened up with a 1,650-square-foot courtyard. The addition of large windows into the open courtyard and skylights in the new roof supply the space's natural light...

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There are additional photos in the accompanying slideshow and even more (including a floorplan) here.

(Pics: Dwight Eschliman)