If turning an abandoned nuclear missile silo into a home was impressive, then I don’t know what to call this. All I know is that Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset turned an old water pumping station into a stylish home.
It wasn’t a cheap project as the property alone cost $US700,000, but Elmgreen and Dragset approached it as an art project and enlisted the help of architects Wenk und Wiese to start renovations. A year later the old building still had most of its character, but was now outfitted with a fireplace, embedded bathtub, private workspaces and all the essentials of a home in a stunning layout. [Inhabitat]