derrington building studio restores 1940s gas station to bus stop in austin, texas

derrington building studio restores 1940s gas station to bus stop in austin, texas

situated on a corner lot in the downtown urban center of austin, texas, a neglected 1940s gas station has been revitalized  into a contemporary bus stop by US-based derrington building studio. through this intervention, the goal is to revive the structure by preserving the original character and highlighting its distinct features.

the former gas station is located in the urban center of austin
(above and main) image © chase daniel



for derrington building studio, the mains concerns have been to maintain visibility and accessibility within the transit stop designed for megabus. during the process, few elements have been completely altered ; red borders and wooden façades have been replaced by white and blue paints with bright yellow lettering — offering the bus station a neat and uniform look that sits well within the urban context of texas. in the end, this light touch in restoration uncovers a stylistic time capsule and architectural gem that reflects contemporary use.

the restoration project is conceived for the transportation company megabus
image © chase daniel

the final result offers a stylistic time capsule
image © chase daniel

detail view – white, blue and yellow offer a more uniform and neat character yet still highlight this vintage hub
image © chase daniel

interior space transformed into a waiting hub for passengers
image © chase daniel

exterior façade of the neglected station – before renovation

interior  view – before renovation



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