Gallery: Revitalized Solar-Powered Union Lofts


These sleek solar-powered lofts are part of a stunning adaptive reuse of an old textile warehouse in San Diego. Designed by Jonathan Segal Architecture the 20,000 square foot block receives 50% of its energy from photovoltaic panels and integrates a variety of urban living environments for a mixture of very low income (50% of the median), affordable and market rate units. A paragon of efficient modern minimalism, the Union is a truly beautiful project that recognizes that one of the best ways to build green is to revitalize something old to become new.

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  1. PaTrond November 19, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Wow.. Looks really nice. In squaremeters this is 222m/2 (20000sqm).
    In Norway i bet this would have been priced at atleast 7.000.000NOK ~ 1.100.000USD =( 8.000.000NOK is more a more realistic price for such in Norway..

    But. I hope this will be a winning architecture! Parts of the design fits very well into nature, or opposite.

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