Articles tagged Refurbishment

House with Blue Doors by Fala Atelier. Photos Ricardo Loureiro

Fala Atelier makes one plus fun equal five

PORTO – A 20th-century home in the centre of the Portuguese city has been adapted into five small studio flats of approximately 35 sq-m.

B30 Renovation by KAAN Architects. Photos Karin Borghouts

Kaan Architecten reinterprets century-old ideas to realise a contemporary renovation

THE HAGUE – Originally built in 1917, the former home of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has been renovated for a second time.

One room escapes the monochrome.

Sadar + Vuga furnish an apartment with modernity

LJUBLJANA – The Slovenian architects bring the future into a nineteenth-century house in the heart of Ljubljana.

The atrium-garden is mostly covered with glass on the north and supports photovoltaic panels on the southern side.

Agence Nicolas Michelin's Nexity connects dockland masterplan in Bordeaux

BORDEAUX – The city's dockland, named les Bassins à flot, is going through a major urban redevelopment directed by Agence Nicolas Michelin & Associé.

Atelier Kempe Thill renovated the building using the studio’s trademark minimalist touch.

Borsele Town Hall by Atelier Kempe Thill

BORSELE – Rotterdam-based architects renovate a town hall from the 1970s in the rural municipality of Borsele.

Photo Courtesy of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Designing Scarcity at Het Nieuwe Instituut

Scarcity's impact on the realm of architecture and design form the heart of Het Nieuwe Instituut's newest exhibition.

The panelled façade of the house offers a small hint of the owner’s collection of antique furniture.

Perforated House by Piotr Kluj and Pawel Litwinowicz

POZNAN – Architects renovate a typical 1970s semi-detached dwelling, showing a possible future for thousands of homes across Poland.

A protected monument from the 1950s, Bikini Berlin reopens as a retail/leisure/office hub.

Bikini Berlin by SAQ

BERLIN – A unique, mixed-use complex in the German capital was stripped down to attract up-and-coming retail outlets and offices.

Dariel Studio designed a vibrant penthouse suite to reflect the client's eccentric personality.

Beijing Fantasy Suite by Dariel Studio

A residential project by Dariel Studio is a fantastical reflection of the client's eccentric personality. Located in the Sanlitun area of Beijing, this vast penthouse apartment makes a …

Architects bring light and space into a former basement.

Art Gallery by L’Atelier Senzu

LONDON – A young Parisian outfit just realised its first built project: a refurbishment of a small art gallery in east London.

The architects’ interventions are visible, yet remain respectful to the UNESCO heritage building

Hof van Busleyden Museum Extension by dmvA

MECHELEN – One of Belgium's more brazen firms adds a bit of cutting edge to a UNESCO monument.

A taxi garage became an event space with a living quarters for a fashion designer in Barcelona.

Best of Building Use Conversions

When factories are decommissioned, they may sit vacant until their inevitable meeting with a wrecking ball. Architects and designers alike have found relic buildings to be a great starting point to …