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Rotterdam, Netherlands – Studio Tomorrow and Jochem Groenland merge historical character with modern forms for the workspace of financial technology company Bridgevest.
MURAZ – The architects maintained the original layout of masonry and woodwork but synthesized it and clarified its relationship in a minimal architectural language.
PARIS – Although the street-facing façade is maintained, it’s carte blanche behind it.
Reinvigorating city centres and building within the constraints left from the past are challenges that stimulate and highlight architects’ talents.
EPALINGES – Although its use has changed throughout its 100-year history, the CUTR’s primary purpose has remained in healthcare and patient rehabilitation.
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.
NANTES – A palace, a chapel and a cube have come together in a momentous renovation project in the west of France.
TEL AVIV – The Norman Hotel comprises two buildings: one Modern residence from 1925 and one in eclectic style 1924. Messer found the dilapidated buildings for the developer.
MORA – A disused train station and accompanying warehouse have been renovated into a museum for megaliths and prehistoric monuments in central Portugal.
VIENNA – For quite some time, residents in the Austrian capital have relied on the ability to extend their townhouses vertically, converting roof space into extra quarters for living.
THE HAGUE – Originally built in 1917, the former home of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has been renovated for a second time.
TOKYO – A shop for specialist tea brand Ajiroen adds the final piece to a five-part puzzle in a city 50-km west of Tokyo.
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