Archive for the ‘Renovation’ Category
Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Article source: HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design
A low budget renovation for a hotel apartment complex in Ayia Napa. The building was originally build as apartments to be sold to tourists or locals as holiday or weekend homes. Our task was to turn them into a hotel apartment block to be used as long or short term rental apartments. We used light materials and happy vivid colors along with the neutral colors for the big surfaces. All of these come in contrast with the blue Cypriot sky and the bright Cypriot sun! We renovated all of the areas of the hotel either by tearing down unnecessary walls and building new ones where needed as well as changed most of the furniture in the public spaces. All bedrooms where renovated in contemporary style
Image Courtesy © HappyANTS Interior Architecture and Design
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
Article source: Daniel Valle Architects
The project focuses on three main strategies to address the school’s requirements:
1. Maximize space. The space was not properly used since the corridor that connects the main door with the other floors was only used sporadically.
2. Equal size. The two classrooms were very different in form and size due to the plan’s layout. The target was to propose a new configuration that gives equal spaces for both.
3. Sharing activities. The new school’s philosophy has to do with sharing spaces to study and providing diverse number of possibilities to educators to perform new pedagogical practices. The two rooms in the existing condition were duplicating spaces for playing, studying, meeting, sharing, etc.
Image Courtesy © Lee Namsun
- Architects: Daniel Valle Architects
- Project: DSSI Elementary School Renovation
- Location: Seoul, South Korea
- Photography: Lee Namsun
- Credits: Daniel Valle, Jiwon Hur, Sunmin Lee, Irene R Vara, Iago Blanco
- Size: 150 m2
- Year: 2016
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Article source: mint LIST
APPAREIL has converted a Barcelona warehouse into co-working office and maker space, on the top floor of a building in Poblenou, the city’s former industrial quarter. Currently part of the 22@Barcelona – Innovation District’s renewal plan, approved in 2000, the area is evolving into a dynamic, vibrant urban district, brimming with knowledge-intensive activities, from both the professional and academic sectors.
Image Courtesy © José Hevia
- Architects: APPAREIL
- Project: Za/Pa
- Location: 22@Barcelona – Innovation District (Poblenou), Spain
- Photography: José Hevia
- Design team: Edouard Cabay, Massimo D’Aiello, Sonia Lamesa Pina, Alejandro Rondón.
- Nodo (Alejandro Rondon, Miguel Acha, Ferran Huguet)
- Medio Design (Juan Pablo Quintero)
- Climate: Dosdedos (Marc Carratala)
- GFA: 205 sqm
- Budget: 60.000 €
- Completion: January 2017
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Article source: Office Winhov
The restoration and transformation for the former Kas Bank building will rejuvenate this national monument converting it into a five-star W hotel. The building, originally designed by F.W.M. Poggenbeek in 1908 was expended in phases until 1932. The building follows the classical typology of bank buildings with vaults on the ground floor and basement, a monumental bank hall on the first floor and offices above. The building is one of the first concrete constructions in the Netherlands and is finished with a sandstone facade.
View from the Spuistraat, Image Courtesy © Stefan Müller
- Architects: Office Winhov
- Project: W Hotel ‘Bank’-building
- Location: Spuistraat 172, Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Photography: Stefan Müller
- Client: Europe Hotels|Private Collection
- Restauration : Hoek architectuur & restauratie
- Interior design: Baranowitz + Kronenberg
- Sustainability: BREEAM Gold
- Gross floor area : 8.200 m2
- Project: 2013-2015/16
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
Article source: Arch. Esther Tattoli
Andria, Apulian city in expansion, will be equipped in 2017 with a new multi-purpose sportive center, used to practice five different sports: 5 a-side football, handball, volleyball, basketball and figure skating.
The redevelopment project of the old ice rink, facility in a state of decay, was launched in 2013 and has seen an investment by the municipal administration of approximately 650000 euros.
The project of the new ice rink has been entrusted to Esther Tattoli architect, helped by the engineer Michele Masciavè, while the works were awarded to the Euro Costruzioni of Naples.
Image Courtesy © Arch. Esther Tattoli
- Architects: Arch. Esther Tattoli
- Project: Project coverage and functional re-use of the skating rink
- Location: Andria, Italy
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Article source: NOMAA_MARC YOUNAN ARCHITECTES
The project involves the conversion of an industrial building dating from the 19th century into 85 units of social housing, and a nursery with space for 40 cribs, as well as a commercial space and a parking garage. The existing building, which has served a series of varied activities – first as a dairy, then for food processing industries, followed by maintenance workshops and a printing business – was built on a trapezius plan around a courtyard covered with an industrial glass roof sheltering delivery docks.
Image Courtesy © Daniel Moulinet
- Architects: NOMAA_MARC YOUNAN ARCHITECTES (Eddy Vahanian)
- Project: Urban Repurposing of a former dairy
- Location: 13-19 boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris, France
- Photography: Daniel Moulinet Photographe
- Project owner: Linkcity pour Paris habitat
- BET TCE: Groupe Nox (feasibility study, design and supervision of the engineering trades, contract management for the site)
- General contractor: Brezillon
- Surface area: 9 300 m²
- Cost: 13.5 M€ excluding VAT
Calendar: Delivered in December 2016
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Article source: Schiattarella Associati
Masseria Grottone, part of Masserie Maresca Farm-Hotel, built between 1812 and 1860 is an agricultural complex a few miles away from Ostuni. Dipped in 40 acres of centenary olive trees and Mediterranean scrub: a natural context of extraordinary richness.
Abandoned for several years, the restoration and extension project has been assigned to the firm Schiattarella Associati having a long history dating back to 1970s and a know-how linked to some of the most significant projects of the last years such as the Seoul Metropolitan Museum, the Children Museum in Kyonggi, the Art Center in Addirriyah and many relevant projects in Italy as well such as the Spanish School of Archaeology, the Cube House in the Olympic Village and the Pediatric Ward of the Umberto I Hospital in Rome.
Image Courtesy © Antonio Fatano
- Architects: Schiattarella Associati (Andrea Schiattarella, Carla Maresca)
- Project: Masserie Maresca
- Location: Ostuni (BR), Italy
- Photography: Antonio Fatano
- Client: MASSERIE MARESCA
- Year: 2012-2016
Saturday, February 25th, 2017
Article source: v2com
Toronto-based development company baukultur/ca just recently completed the transformation of a 110-year-old house into a contemporary, highly sustainable home and, even though strictly modern, its exterior complements the traditional Beaches neighbourhood.
The four level residence is one of the few houses in Toronto designed to minimize the carbon footprint, and its specific use of materials and finishes reduces future maintenance as well as supports the sustainable approach even further. Even though it is built to sell in a market just about to become aware of sustainability and its benefits for both the city as well as the homeowner, baukultur/ca took the opportunity and, at the same time, the risk to construct a home that not only enhance the immediate environment but also would establish new standards in design and energy efficient green building.
Rear View: Thermal modified wooden siding framed by white metal cladding of side walls and roof. Back addition housing the family room cladded in standing seam copper, Image Courtesy © SilverHouse
- Architects: baukultur/ca
- Project: 46H
- Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
- Photography: SilverHouse, Alex Lukey
- Designer: Felix Leicher
- Contractor: Tipeq Inc.
- Size: 3 storeys + finished basement; 2,880 sqft
- Construction period: May – November 2016
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
Article source: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
Transformation of a 4 bedroom apartment into a 2 bedroom apartment, increasing this way its social areas .
The apartment was essentially developed along its length, structuring itself around a long corridor. However, thanks to two existing courtyards in the building it benefited from the entry of natural light in its inner part. The house was quite compartmentalized, and the rooms, with tiny areas, were mainly oriented to those courtyards. On the rear façade there used to be a very large and disqualified marquise devoted to storage and cleaning areas. It had only one complete bathroom.
Image Courtesy © FG+SG
- Architects: Joao Tiago Aguiar Arquitectos
- Project: RF III APARTMENT
- Location: Lisboa, Portugal
- Photography: FG+SG
- Architecture Collaboration: Renata Vieira, Ana Caracol, Ruben Mateus
- Builder: Oficina Dos Sonhos
- Surface Area: 180m2
- Built Area: 180m2
- Project: 2014/2015
Friday, February 17th, 2017
Article source: Specht Architects
The Doyle Hall renovation and the New Classroom Addition create a campus courtyard, which is activated by the presence of a centuries-old live oak tree, a new cafe, and a year-round mix of student and faculty spaces.
Image Courtesy © Specht Architects
- Architects: Specht Architects (Scott Specht, Louise Harpman, Sarah Gamble, Erica Quinones, Brett Wolfe)
- Project: Doyle Hall Addition + Renovation
- Location: St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, USA
- Software used: AutoCad 2008, SketchUp 6
- Client Representative: Benz Resource Group
- MEP Engineering: Energy Engineering Associates
- Structural Engineering: Architectural Engineers Collaborative
- Civil Engineering: Urban Design Group
- Landscape Architecture: Sasaki Associates, Inc. in association with RVI Inc.
- Contractor: VRW Construction Company
- Project size: 33,250 sf
- Completion: 2009
- Awards: 2010 AIA Austin Honor Award