Abandoned Soviet-era Fish Factory Transformed Into Vacation Home

January 12, 2010 / No Comments

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While on a trip to an island in the Baltic sea, a family took fancy to an abandoned Soviet era fish factory pumping station in Easter Island, Kaltene, Latvia. That particular place speaks no more of abandoned Soviet factory, but is quite a plush, beautiful home.

The conversion was carried out by Zaigas Gailes, who, while converting the factory into a dwelling, kept an eye on preserving the island’s landscape and the architectural features of the building. The only added feature is a yacht harbor.

The facade of the building may be isolated and covered in rusty steel plates and sliding shutters, but a shiny bathhouse named Nautilus adds an interesting element to the beach. Executed in three parts, the structure has a central full-height hall, a two story apartment for the parents, while the children get four apartments.

It gives an abandoned structure a new life, and a (rich) family the vacation house they so wanted.
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Source: World Architecture News, Inhabitat