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Weekly Theme: Nov. 20 - 26: Old Buildings, New Uses (Suggested by HeatherButler62)

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sketchySteven says:

Everything old is new again.... throwback is the new future... so find something old that's been re-purposed as something new and sketch it.

Know of an industrial space that's been converted to lofts? Old mercantile that's now retail space or a restaurant? Old depot, warehouse or firehouse that has been converted to a hipster gallery? Then get busy sketching!

Thanks to HeatherButler62 for the topic.

Speicherstadt  by alina_tolkacheva


Train Depot - Iowa by Julie Johnson Art


OceanShorescaboose by Steven B. Reddy


Portland, Oregon - SketchCrawl at the Kennedy School (NaNoDrawMo #38) by geminica


Marathon Motor Works _ Nashville by Drew Bryant


Haverhill 1 by Town & Building Design



Have a great week, everyone!

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Marcia Milner-Brage says:

The Rock Island Train Depot in Cedar Falls, Iowa is now a bank.

The Old Train Depot, Cedar Falls, Iowa
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timillustrator says:

A couple of ones I did years ago:

Old Prison, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham by timillustrator
Old prison, now offices.

Furniture Shop, Bognor Regis by timillustrator
Some kind of bonded warehouse now a furniture shop
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drawusnow says:

Design West Sioux City IA 2009
Iowa State University repurposed the building with the tall brick stack, for their Sioux City Design West Program, for architecture and design students.
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martinesan says:

Le viaduc des arts (Paris 12ème) auparavant construit pour soutenir une voie de chemins de fer est aujourdhui un ensemble d'ateliers des métiers d'arts.
Le viaduc des arts (Paris 12ème)
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dyah sihanani says:

old: governor's office, new: museum

fatahillah by dyah sihanani


old: idk, probably a house? new: restaurant/bar/cafe
cafe batavia 1 by dyah sihanani

cafe batavia 2 by dyah sihanani


old: some rich guy's mansion. new: hospital
Cikini Hospital by dyah sihanani


old: probably an office. new: bank
Bank Indonesia Surakarta by dyah sihanani

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iwert says:

Not really Old versus new use, but Antwerp central station was "undertunneled" for the high speed line, two extra levels under the existing structure. This is a fast sketch I made last week:

Antwerp Central Station by iwert

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heliodor says:

This was a Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) station which now houses the Alberta Ballet.

old CNoR building inked
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Kim Marohn says:

"Le 104" in Paris - "funeral central" for the city of Paris, now an arts and community center

Old buildings, new uses: Le 104, Paris by Kim Marohn

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Rosemary Bradshaw. (drawingaline) says:

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Gable House, St Albans, Hertfordshire, uk.
An old photo shows this to have been a 'Mantle and Millinary Showroom'. It was vacated by the business in 1890's, nearly demolished but continued as a Chemist's, womens' dress shop and now sells mens' clothes.

I drew this yesterday for the theme, only to discover that, far from choosing a building that has changed its use, this has had a steady history of retailing since the 1800's!!!
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Rosemary Bradshaw. (drawingaline) says:

St Albans Old Town Hall, Hertfordshire uk by Rosemary Bradshaw. (drawingaline)

Old Town Hall, St Albans, Hertfordshire uk.

Once the Town Hall, this is now a cafe downstairs and upstairs rooms are used for exhibitions etc.
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Lisbeth C says:

I know it doesn't look like a barn, but it was. The barn at Villa Lucia has now been made into a guest house. My husband and I were lucky enough to spend 5 nights there in beautiful Tuscany in the middle of olive groves. Montevettolini, Italy

The Barn at the Villa by Lisbeth C

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noel_naert says:

Along the canal Leuven-Mechelen.
The black and blue freighter is a meeting/partying place for a youth club ('Den Tube'). The temporarily braced facade of the former Vander Elst cigar factory will be preserved and integrated in a new retail and office block.

Leuven 2011 1016 by noel_naert

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tiastudio says:

Two old buildings side by side, the left one is now the Peranakan Museum and the right one was an old substation, now still call Substation but it is an art centre.
110730_Substation
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joseluisgildela says:

Sana (Yemen). The Old City.
YEMEN
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Fernanda Lamelas says:

I'm working on a Interior architecture project for the ground floor of this building of 1926, in Oporto, Portugal

My next project, Marcolino in Oporto by Fernanda Lamelas

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HeatherButler62 says:

Hi Steven, Thankyou fro choosing my theme, this is my contribution drawn a few days ago for a change of address card it is my new house. It is not really very "new" though as it is 200 years old 300 in parts and had a previous life as part of a brewery ! Romsey UK
Wisteria House
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Mr Dewhurst says:

The Corner Store, Auckland
Nice theme idea! I looked around and found lots of repurposed buildings, mostly converted to pubs or restaurants like this old corner store with it's original Sunlight Soap sign painted on the side. Directly across the road is a pub in an old library building so I might have a go at that one next. It's ironic that these buildings have been converted as Auckland was full of classic old corner pubs but most were pulled down in the 80's to make way for glass boxes.

The Corner Store by Mr Dewhurst

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shiembcn says:

Gateway to the Parc de la Ciutadella, in 1714 was built a fortress, the largest in Europe to defend the city of Barcelona, ​​in 1988 to accommodate urbanization World Expo in Barcelona, today is one of the largest urban parks in Barcelona and gateway to the Zoo.

Access to the Park de la Ciutadella - Barcelona by shiembcn

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Sketching Chris says:

This used to be a townhall (built in 1903), but is now a regional museum in Baden, Austria.

Rollettmuseum, Baden, Austria by Sketching Chris

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monique J, mojilion says:

l'ancienne miroiterie passage Lhomme

The old mirror factory is now a drawing and painting workshop.
Paris, passage Lhomme
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VHein is a group moderator VHein says:

A great subject!
A pub/restaurant in Burbank, with the remains of "Firestone Tires" painted on the brick building that encloses the patio...
Friday Lunch
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inmaserranito says:

In Seville, Spain. Plaza de Armas: An old railway station, now is a commercial center

Sevilla, estación Plaza de Armas by inmaserranito

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MuSaLuNeRa says:

Sorry for the collage!

Collage Julio by MuSaLuNeRa

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sketchySteven says:

Thanks everyone! What a great week!
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