Saturday, September 18, 2010

Form and Function






Here are some final images of the Islip Fire Department project, another downtown renovation/retrofit by Bouler Architecture. The original building, a Mediterranean style from the 1920's, sorely needed to modernize in order for the fire department to house its fleet of trucks and to accommodate the volunteers. Even the bell tower was restored, bell included. Hopefully the trend of tearing down old structures to pave the way for the new can be quelled in light of the successful results of renovations like this one.

2 comments:

LuAnn T. Palazzo – The Design Diva, NY said...

Wow! I live in Islip and I did take note of our new FD building. How interesting that it's your work! Looking forward to meeting you at the RJ+ABAD opening.

Nadine @ BDG said...

You live in Islip??!! A kindred spirit in the neighborhood!