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6 Abandoned Grain Silos Remodeled Into Stylish, Modern Homes

In accordance with the latest trends of sustainability and repurposing, architects from all over the world are coming up with brilliant ideas to transform the good old grain silos into stylish contemporary houses.

These modern homes are affordable and sturdy. Here’s an exciting roundup of six stunning modern homes built in abandoned silos:

 

Image Source: Christoph Kaiser

1. Phoenix Midcentury grain silo home

Christoph Kaiser completed this cosy little home in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

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A Kansas farmer sold this silo to Kaiser, who then lugged it back to downtown Phoenix.

 

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Image Source: Christoph Kaiser

 

Image Source: Christoph Kaiser

 

 

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Image Source: Christoph Kaiser

 

 

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Kaiser remodelled the 340 square feet silo into a warm and comfortable home. The stylish round home is equipped with reclaimed materials to keep the costs in check.

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2. Gruene Homestead Inn in New Braunfels, Texas

Gruene Homestead Inn is located in New Braunfels, Texas.

 

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Built to accommodate two adults and a couple of kids, this remodelled silo is a stylish loft apartment, complete with a front porch.

 

 

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3. “The Silo” in Copenhagen

The city’s tallest historic grain silo is being transformed into the luxury housing by the Danish firm Copenhagen.

 

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The 17-storey silo will be converted into an ultra-modern structure comprising of 40 luxurious apartments.

 

 

 

Image Source: Turner Development

4. Baltimore Silo Point Condos

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A group of thirteen-grain silos and a grain tower in Baltimore, Maryland were renovated to form the Silo Point luxury condominiums.

 

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Turner Development worked on the remodelling of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad grain elevator and transformed it into a landmark of the modern city.

 

 

Image Source: Weekend Høifødt and Ann Baekken

5. Oslo’s Grünerløkka Studenthus

The HRTB Arkitekter AS has converted the ancient grain elevator with 21 silos into a modern 19-storey residential building for students.

 

Image Source: Weekend Høifødt and Ann Baekken

 

Image Source: Weekend Høifødt and Ann Baekken

 

Image Source: Weekend Høifødt and Ann Baekken

 

Image Source: Weekend Høifødt and Ann Baekken
Image Source: Weekend Høifødt and Ann Baekken

Named the Grünerløkka Studenthus, the building was touched up with colourful glass to give a livelier look to its industrial façade.

 

 

Image Source: C. F. Møller Architects

6. The Løgten Sil(o)houette

The huge silo in the Danish town was remodelled by C. F. Møller Architects and Christian Carlsen Arkitektfirma. The architects collaborated to turn it into a “rural high-rise” building featuring 21 classy apartments.

 

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Image Source: C. F. Møller Architects

 

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Image Source: C. F. Møller Architects

A part of the silo was left in its original state to preserve the historical aspect of the building. The colourful apartments are a wonderful example of sustainable, contemporary architecture.