Articles tagged Restoration


A centuries-old mill, a millennium-old site: this film captures a timeless conversion

Wiltshire, England – For the fourth in a series of short films about architecture and design, Vola zooms in on McLaren Excell’s transformation of an English water mill into a …


How to encourage conversation in a workspace? Build intelligently

Melbourne – Australian architecture firm Studio Tate designed Our Community House, a co-working space that uses intelligent planning to bring together different employees. 


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.


'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. 


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

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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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