Articles tagged Restoration

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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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'We do not believe in architectural preservation as taxidermy'

Jerusalem – At the recent Jerusalem Design Week, HQ Architects used a scaffolding system to provide visitors a more intimate perspective of a listed building. 

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Fiandre hits the floor for Alfa Romeo

Arese, Italy – Fiandre and Camerana&Partners join forces in the pursuit of longevity in a historical restoration project for the Alfa Romeo Museum

B30 Renovation by KAAN Architects. Photos Karin Borghouts
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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.

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Montalba embodies informal beauty for Raquel Allegra’s first ever boutique

LOS ANGELES – After becoming a steady fixture in the likes of Barneys, Liberty and Harvey Nichols, Raquel Allegra opens its first ever showroom and boutique in Los Angeles. 

The palazzo's façade reminds of different times.
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OMA transforms Venice's Fondaco dei Tedeschi into a modern temple of consumption

VENICE – Showing no fear of the new, Dutch practice OMA has renovated a historic palazzo which will soon become home to a luxurious retail outlet.

Temporary, galvanised-steel structures respond to the site’s past contexts while remaining adaptable to future contexts.
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Izaskun Chinchilla reanimates ruins

CASTILLO DE GARCIMUÑOZ – A Madrid-based firm gives a Castilian archaeological site a bizarre but socially-conscious renovation.

Photo Kasia Gatkowska Photography
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X Bank market offers art, design and fashion made by Dutch creatives

AMSTERDAM – A literal and figurative extension of the city's W Hotel within the revived landmark Kas Bank, the recently opened X Bank is anything but a stuffy financial establishment. In fact, …

The W Hotel offers their guests and the public captivating views across the city.
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Office Winhov's W Hotel breathes life back into Amsterdam's modernist exchange building

AMSTERDAM – W Hotel gives back to the city with a design set to captivate both locals and guests alike.

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Tile-clad tower forms a permanent rainbow in Milan

MILAN – In addition to a vertical forest, the Italian city now boasts a vertical rainbow to soften its industrial atmosphere.

The architects restored, revitalised and added a new extension to the original building.
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Thun Panorama by Niklaus Graber & Christoph Steiger Architekten

THUN – A Swiss architecture firm has reworked the home of a historical painting, the oldest cyclorama still in existence today.

The firm preserved three of the four early-twentieth-century row-houses along a corner and built one (left) completely anew.
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Lichtstrasse Apartments and Restaurant by HHF

BASEL – HHF designs contemporary residence alongside restorations to local, historic housing.