The Royal Portfolio are launching their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, that's been designed by Heatherwick studio. The hotel was once a grain silo from the 1920's, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe. now it's an contemporary hotel with an industrial touch.

The Royal Portfolio are launching their latest venture, The Silo, a hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, that's been designed by Heatherwick studio. The hotel was once a grain silo from the 1920's, that stored grain from all over South Africa, before heading on boats to Europe. now it's an contemporary hotel with an industrial touch.

Pilanesberg Private Lodge, South Africa

Pilanesberg Private Lodge, South Africa

Render seccionado, galería en fabrica con silos abandonados  - Ciudad del Cabo  //  Heatherwick

Render seccionado, galería en fabrica con silos abandonados - Ciudad del Cabo // Heatherwick

Teremok Marine Lodge in Umhlanga Rocks.  Located just outside Durban, South Africa

Teremok Marine Lodge in Umhlanga Rocks. Located just outside Durban, South Africa

Once, they held grain, missiles or even sewage. But these 14 silos were transformed into incredibly creative adaptive reuse projects, transcending their utilitarian identities to present us with modern high-rise apartment buildings, eco-friendly homes, unusual restaurants and irresistible bed-and-breakfasts.

14 Smart Silo Conversions from High-Rises to Hidden Homes

Once, they held grain, missiles or even sewage. But these 14 silos were transformed into incredibly creative adaptive reuse projects, transcending their utilitarian identities to present us with modern high-rise apartment buildings, eco-friendly homes, unusual restaurants and irresistible bed-and-breakfasts.

An artist’s impression of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town. Photograph: Heatherwick Studio

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An artist’s impression of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town. Photograph: Heatherwick Studio

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Babylonstoren, a special place to stay in the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Stylish rooms and the perfect countryside escape. A highlight of our honeymoon.

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Babylonstoren, a special place to stay in the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Stylish rooms and the perfect countryside escape. A highlight of our honeymoon.

a young polish woman's experiences backpacking in SA - kami & the rest of the world

a young polish woman's experiences backpacking in SA - kami & the rest of the world

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