A 120-year-old factory in Japan, converted into a coworking space for creatives

If you are in Kyoto and brimming with inspiration from the city’s historical allure, head straight to MTRL KYOTO for a productive space to put your creative juices to good use. Once a print factory and furniture shop, this eclectic building has now been flipped into a co-sharing office space specially for creatives.

As much as it is a contemporary spectacle, architect Fumihiko Sano wanted to embrace the building’s origins as a “giyofu” structure—a Japanese building mimicking Western-style architecture, and retained some traditional qualities like its bamboo plaster walls. (h/t: Spoo-Tamago)