Articles tagged Restoration


Montalba embodies informal beauty for Raquel Allegra’s first ever boutique

LOS ANGELES – After becoming a steady fixture in the likes of Barneys, Liberty and Harvey Nichols, Raquel Allegra opens its first ever showroom and boutique in Los Angeles. 


OMA transforms Venice's Fondaco dei Tedeschi into a modern temple of consumption

VENICE – Showing no fear of the new, Dutch practice OMA has renovated a historic palazzo which will soon become home to a luxurious retail outlet.


Izaskun Chinchilla reanimates ruins

CASTILLO DE GARCIMUÑOZ – A Madrid-based firm gives a Castilian archaeological site a bizarre but socially-conscious renovation.


X Bank market offers art, design and fashion made by Dutch creatives

AMSTERDAM – A literal and figurative extension of the city's W Hotel within the revived landmark Kas Bank, the recently opened X Bank is anything but a stuffy financial establishment. In fact, …


Office Winhov's W Hotel breathes life back into Amsterdam's modernist exchange building

AMSTERDAM – W Hotel gives back to the city with a design set to captivate both locals and guests alike.


Tile-clad tower forms a permanent rainbow in Milan

MILAN – In addition to a vertical forest, the Italian city now boasts a vertical rainbow to soften its industrial atmosphere.


Thun Panorama by Niklaus Graber & Christoph Steiger Architekten

THUN – A Swiss architecture firm has reworked the home of a historical painting, the oldest cyclorama still in existence today.


Lichtstrasse Apartments and Restaurant by HHF

BASEL – HHF designs contemporary residence alongside restorations to local, historic housing.


Bombay Sapphire Distillery by Heatherwick Studio

The client for the Bombay Sapphire Distillery explains Thomas Heatherwick’s sensitive approach to the restoration of a dilapidated mill.


Foundation for Polish Science Headquarters by FAAB

WARSAW – FAAB Architektura has completed renovations to a low-rise, multi-family house in Warsaw that will now serve as the headquarters for the Foundation for Polish Science.


Public Park in De Panne by OMGEVING

DE PANNE – Though it fell into disrepair, an early-20th-century Eclectic villa that sat on the property represented an important moment in the town’s architectural heritage.

Dutch Design

Born05 office by Maurice Mentjens

Utrecht’s historical Maliehuis building has been transformed by Dutch designer Maurice Mentjens to house the headquarters of Dutch creative agency Born05.