Studio Komma Transforms Former Dutch Cargo Ships Into Sustainable Homes

Adaptive reuse, the process of refashioning a defunct structure for a new purpose, is ubiquitous these days—so much so that hearing a phrase like “converted warehouse” or “repurposed factory” barely causes one to blink an eye.

However, a new project from a cohort of Dutch architecture firms highlights the innovative nature of adaptive reuse with a scheme that reimagines disused cargo ships as houses.
With their fully intact exterior shells, the ships remind residents and visitors of their industrial, seafaring past.

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