[ images courtesy The Green Building ]
i’ve been always a fan of reuse existing building kind of project. today i came across this project in louisville, kentucky, a project perfectly demonstrates how to make a sustainable building – by using what is given and is possible.
the owners augusta and gill holland wanted to create a showcase to demonstrate the full potential of sustainable architecture. the next steps? they are also planning a farmer’s market, a recycling center, and a electric car charging station in the neighborhood.
first LEED platinum project in louisville, ” the green building” designed by california-based (fer)studio , is opened in fall 2008 in the historic and art district NULU ( new louisville ). this building is renovated from a 110 year old, former dry goods store, into a 10,175 square foot mix-use building, including a gallery, event space, offices and a restaurant 732 social.
each part of the building from previously were carefully reused and inventoried, for example, structural woodwork was remilled into new flooring and furniture.
the green building gallery, love how they integrated old and new beams, exposed brick walls.
[ all images courtesy The Green Building ]
for more information about the project, check out their official website ! http://www.thegreenbuilding.net/