Inspired by the craft of building and architecture
Thursday, March 3, 2011
This is the Kolstrand Building in the industrial neighborhood of Ballad just out side of Seattle. It was originally a marine supply building dating back to 1910. It's been transformed into mixed-use and now houses offices, retail and restaurant space. Check out some before and after shots below or roll on over to Graham Baba Architects. Or check it here too.
I'm all about adaptive reuse and this is such a sweet example. The architecture is so powerful in some of these older structures and it's important to try and preserve a certain style and vernacular that can be so difficult to recreate these days.
I'm a 3rd generation home builder and remodeler in Birmingham, Michigan. I have a passion for the way things were back when we started Capaldi Building in 1945. Back when homes were literally built from scratch and guys ate homemade sandwiches out of tin lunch pails. The art and craft of building is something that inspires me every day. I hope that this blog inspires more people to take pride in the space they call home.
Visit me at capaldibuilding.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.