Old Building, New Design


  • Adaptive reuse in architecture denotes the process of building conversion so as to accommodate new functional requirements. The obvious benefits of adaptive reuse include reusing the materials and shell of a building that can result in vast savings. It is also a good way to revitalize the convenient locations of city centers. From the public standpoint, city inhabitants often have emotional attachments to familiar objects as well as appreciate saving the historic value and spirit of their environment. Therefore, it is important for the public as well as the environment, to preserve the historical layers of the city where memories are stored.
  • WASHINGTON, DC
  • SITE SELECTION
  • The former Peter Grogan's furniture store on 819 7th Street NW, Washington, DC. 
  • NEW PURPOSE: BOUTIQUE HOTEL
  • The design concept is to enhance the contrast between new additions, structures and historical building to highten appreciantion for the design qualities of both. The building design uses open space, light and values the existing construction to craft unique relationship between old and new. The old brick wall surfaces are left exposed to be appreciated as one would work of art. Guestrooms are indivdual and modern with new technology and new trends in hospitality design. Also, from the outside the building becomes a focal point of the street with the historic facade in juxtaposition with its modern elements.
  • GROUND FLOOR PLAN
  • SECOND FLOOR PLAN
  • TYPICAL GUEST FLOOR