Transforming a five-unit apartment complex into an eco-friendly and sustainable single family home is no easy feat. But that’s precisely what architects Tryggvi Thorsteinsson and Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir of Minarc were able to accomplish. Much of this 1962 apartment building was gutted in order to make way for a free-flowing, spacious home for a growing family, but much of the building was also left intact to maintain the whimsical character of the home and in order to keep a balance of used and new.
“We left more than 50% of the building walls,” Thorsteinsson says. “As architects we have a responsibility to build something that is sustainable.”
[via LA Times]