Thursday, December 3, 2015

Grain Solo into a Compact Home


When Christoph Kaiser came across this unused 1950s grain silo belonging to a farmer in Kansas 
he immediately had the idea to transform the unusual space into a home for him and his wife. 
The end result is not only stunning but also eco-friendly.
1Inventive Architect Turns a                                       1955 Grain Solo into a Compact                                       Home
2Inventive Architect                                       Turns a 1955 Grain Solo into a                                       Compact Home
3Inventive Architect                                       Turns a 1955 Grain Solo into a                                       Compact Home
4Inventive Architect                                       Turns a 1955 Grain Solo into a                                       Compact Home
5Inventive Architect                                       Turns a 1955 Grain Solo into a                                       Compact Home
6Inventive Architect                                       Turns a 1955 Grain Solo into a                                       Compact Home
7Inventive Architect                                       Turns a 1955 Grain Solo into a                                       Compact Home
8Inventive Architect                                       Turns a 1955 Grain Solo into a                                       Compact Home
9Inventive Architect                                       Turns a 1955 Grain Solo into a                                       Compact Home

Inside, Kaiser crafted a curved interior that matches the silo's circular footprint. 
"I didn’t want to cheat and do a box inside a curved shell," he says. "I wanted it to 
feel like the inside and outside were born of the same mentality." Scrap walnut 
plank flooring purchased on Craigslist for $350 accounted for most of the interior wood. 
It's paired with black steel touches. Everything in this room is custom—Kaiser designed 
the curved-faced cabinets, the dining table, the sofa, and the lamp that has hooks for 
pots and pans. The countertops are Corian. The Eames Wire Chairs are one of the 
only non-custom elements. 

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