the green building by (fer)studio

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

[ 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.

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

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.

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

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 by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

the green building gallery, love how they integrated old and new beams, exposed brick walls.

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )besides the eco-friendly materials, energy efficient equipment, what seems exciting to me, is that there are green roof, rain garden and rain barrels installed!

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

the green building by (fer)studio, louisville, kentucky ( USA )

[ all images courtesy The Green Building ]

for more information about the project, check out their official website ! http://www.thegreenbuilding.net/

the green building by (fer)studio

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