Articles tagged Renovation

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Every bit of this Dublin house is so damn weird (and we love it)

Dublin – Architect Jake Moulson turns the D2 Townhouse, a residential renovation in Georgian Dublin, into an ode to outer-space camp.

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TWA Hotel’s guestrooms express the past and present of America’s relationship with air travel

New York City – Designed by Stonehill Taylor, 512 guestrooms give Eero Saarinen’s TWA terminal a brand new function. 

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In eastern France, a former distillery becomes a hub for the arts

Schiltigheim, France – Dominique Coulon & Associés turned an empty industrial building into Les Halles du Scilt, a mixed-use creative building for the residents of Schiltigheim.

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Coffee-machine maker Iberital builds its planet-friendly values into a green HQ

Barcelona – What's the point of manufacturing green products if the factory isn't green, too? Coffee-machine maker Iberital makes its Barcelona HQ sustainable.

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This Amsterdam workspace was designed by 601 architects

Amsterdam – The employees of the Goede Doelen Loterijen had a long list of dream requests for their new home. Benthem Crouwel was able to fulfil almost every single one.

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Yes, we swear: this warm and sculpted space is actually a secondary school

Melbourne – Using (shock!) inexpensive cardboard tubes, Branch Studio Architects managed to create an elegant and humane update for a secondary school in Australia. 

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A Dutch city gets a new public living room — and so much more

Tilburg, the Netherlands – Mecanoo set out to turn a former train hall into a massive library. Instead, by giving its users ownership of flexible spaces, it became something larger.

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Refuse to leave the city for the suburbs? Then build the children some nooks

Stockholm – Architect Måns Tham maximised the sleeping and leisure space in a 100 sq-m Stockholm apartment by creating a series of nooks and niches.

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This renovation worked around Japan’s zoning laws by using yobitsugi

Aoyagi, Japan – Country Market, a project by architect Ryusuke Nanki, applied the mish-mash yobitsugi technique to a former residence in Yamagata.

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This bakery is designed to withstand Bogotá’s perennially chilly spring

Bogotá – Weather in Bogotá is unpredictable, but this hospitality project by Studio Cadena makes sure everyone can eat al fresco, no matter the whims of the day.

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This school renovation highlights the importance of musical education in Venezuela

Caracas – The Parasite Project, a renovation by Atelier Caracas, turns the building’s previously decorative finishes into structural pieces – and much more.

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What was this Tokyo apartment like before? Look to the ceiling for clues

Tokyo – The ceiling of the House of Wind and Light, a renovated apartment by Office Shogo Onodera, bears the tracks of its former layout.