Apartment 131 Video

February 25, 2009

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Hello everyone!  I’m excited to announce the completion of an exciting project for Preserve Industries.  Over the past 4 months, Preserve Industries has worked with 3 architecture students at the Illinois Institute of Technology to create a living space usingonly what the residence had, as well as what they could find on the street.  It was a pure project in adaptive reuse and living on a strict budget.  In the end, the students spent less than $500 to completely outfit a 12oo square foot open warehouse loft into a 3 bedroom liveable space, with character and style at that!  The students, Steven Booher, Adam Smith, and student/ Preserve founder Marc Couillais inhabited the space with aboslutely nothing but furniture from their previous homes.  Over the course of a semester, they collected materials and built their rooms out of whatever they could found around their neighborhood.  Materials range from milk crates, to canvas, to discarded micro film.  Over the next few weeks, we will review the different systems used in the project as well as leasons learned.  This simple video will give you a quick overview of what was accomplished and how the space turned out.  Rememer, this was done for less than $500!!

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