Articles tagged Renovation

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Can historical homes be redesigned to truly accommodate modern living?

London – Cleverly working around planning restrictions, Flow Architecture and Magrits completely transform a Victorian residence in London.

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Layering new surfaces over old makes a heritage house emphatically modern

Shanghai – Without altering the layout or touching historical elements, Wutopia Lab use colour and texture to entirely 'rewrite' a Shanghai residence.

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A Ukrainian café serves light food in an environment of light metal

Kiev – AKZ Architectura turned a tight Soviet-era apartment in Kiev into a breezy, light-filled space for a new health-food café called Bowl.

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Do not renovate a hotel without first looking at this South Tyrol makeover

San Giacomo, Italy – Designed by Pedevilla Architects, the Bühelwirt in South Tyrol intelligently preserves its initial 1910 iteration in a seamless integration with a new addition.

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In Amsterdam Noord, this British lightship was turned into a permanent home

Amsterdam – Lightship 12 was renovated and restored by OTH Architecten over 12 years to give a Dutch media entrepreneur and his family a unique residential space in the crowded city.

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How do you upcycle a government building into a hip theatre? Leave it as is

Barcelona – The renovation of a government building in Barcelona, made by Flores and Prats, consisted in leaving untouched the existing walls and other materials.

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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.