The Smiths were keen on preserving parts of what is left behind of their family’s bygone workshop – portions of the crumblings walls, the trees that still stand strong inside, ruins of a boat since they loved boating and the landscape engulfing the property.
All that the Smiths envisioned to me was, to not strip the ruins of its historic integrity and to retain as much of the original feel of the space as possible.
I was immediately drawn to this sensitive scheme of recreating a family’s visions into reality. This in particular is going to be a challenge and responsibility, breathing a new life into an old structure. My journey of this conversion project begins…

The beautiful property is surrounded by lush greenery and farm lands, a small canal located adjacent with the backwaters running below the front portion of the property. The dilapidated structure takes form of the natural ground level which slopes to the rear.

This conversion project is purely my imagination. I will be designing the old and the new structure from scratch. The images posted have been used as references for the design process. I will soon be posting initial concept sketches of the old structure with snippets of its modeling and taking the work progress from there!

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  1. ronen says:

    Welcome to CONVERTED @shiju123nk

    Going for OLD and NEW from Scratch - that is a big undertaking and I wish you the best of luck!

  2. erfan3p says:

    It looks like you got some ideas about a story which you’ll tell us with your project.
    Designing from scratch is also a daring choice.
    Good luck

  3. shiju123nk says:

    Hi Ronen,
    Thank you so much, taking a big challenge here and looking forward in enjoying the process !!! Will be posting concept sketches and model snippets soon.

  4. Atash says:

    Well I’m sure Mr Smith will be pleased with the outcome of the project. I love the old boat as well, would be nice if it had a place in the conversion. There is definitely some interesting mix of old and new that could be done. Look forward to the next update.

  5. shiju123nk says:

    @Atash Thank you! Definitely trying my best to bring in the contrast between old and new.

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