Old structures given new purpose as space-saving places to live.
The city of London features architecture that is both old and new, often built right on top of each other. As space becomes more of an issue, some firms have started finding new purposes for old structures – railway bridges being a prime example.
Railway bridges are responsible for holding up hundreds of kilometers of rail around the city. Despite this noble purpose, the arches underneath them have little to no actual use.
There are some that have been converted into boutique shops, and even offices in some cases. Following in this trend, CSRArchitects wants to turn the railway arches into loft-style apartments for people to live in.
Each end of an arch would be closed off with a wall which incorporates upward-facing skylights. Inside, exposed brick walls would accent the two-level lofts.
The only problem to deal with would be the regular passage of trains overhead. Whether or not there is a way to reduce the noise remains to be seen. Click through the images below to see more specs of the apartments.