Articles tagged Refurbishment


Ecuadorian architect Aquiles Jarrín redefines social space for a ‘forest house’ in Quito

Quito, Ecuador – An adapted home for a family of three has been stripped to its bare materiality and redefined as a place for togetherness.


Architects usher an Enlightenment-era cultural venue into modern-day Amsterdam

Amsterdam – Studio i29 and Math Architecten refurbish Amsterdam’s Felix Meritis institution, built in 1788, combining preservation with contemporary updates.


A medieval Polish city gets a contemporary apart-hotel in a historic baroque building

Toruń, Poland – Paweł Tatara and Znamy Się completed a baroque-meets-contemporary apartment hotel in Toruń, a Polish UNESCO World Heritage city.


Note Design Studio transformed a heritage London building into a co-working space

London – The Stockholm-based practice brought art deco and Swedish Grace together for The Office Group’s newest office building, at Summit House.

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.

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