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Renovation and extension of a 30’s row house in Utrecht, The Netherlands by Lab-S

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Article source: Lab-S

Dutch design studio Lab-S has renovated a 30’s row house in the city of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and added a contemporary two story extension in harmony with the old house. The house has been made suitable for a young family with three kids as each floor has been given a new layout. Also, the old extension at the back of the house has been replaced by a new one of the same size. The design of this new façade is inspired by the old rear façade, with its large amount of window frames. Lab-S chose to keep the steel structure of the new extension in sight and add new steel window frames in the same colour. The result is a robust and at the same time slender looking extension that lets natural light enter deep into the old building.

Image Courtesy © Suzanne Paap

Image Courtesy © Suzanne Paap

  • Architects: Lab-S
  • Project: Renovation and extension of a 30’s row house
  • Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Photography: Suzanne Paap
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Structural Engineer: Remco Luijendijk
  • Builder: Somniare
  • Project Year: 2015

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kg&a Studio in Ontario, Canada by dpai architecture inc.

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Article source: dpai architecture inc.

Originally built in 1836, 169 King Street East is a 3-storey commercial warehouse in the oldest known standing row of buildings in Toronto. The building is most recognized for housing the Daily Leader newspaper, a driving economic force in the mid-to-late 19th Century, and is located in the Moss Park neighbourhood, near St. Lawrence Market and St. James Park. The building proudly represents the district’s architectural typology, having exposed red brickwork, a recessed entrance, and a glazed store front.

Image Courtesy © Revelateur Studio

Image Courtesy © Revelateur Studio

  • Architects: dpai architecture inc.
  • Project: kg&a Studio
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Photography: Revelateur Studio
  • Interiors: dpai architecture inc. (Hamilton)
  • Contractor: Karl Zakss, Zakss Worx (Toronto)
  • Client: kg&a
  • Area of renovation: 2000 sf
  • Status: Completed Winter 2016
  • Total Budget: Withheld by request

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Loft renovation in Oslo, Norway by Austigard Arkitektur AS

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Article source: Austigard Arkitektur AS 

The architect was approached by the client with the request of converting the existing loft from uninsulated storage to living spaces. Due to the low ceiling height at about 2.1 at the maximum, the client suggested the roof be completely rebuilt in a position about one meter higher. This original plan would have doubled the building budget and most probably have been rejected by building authorities due to height restrictions. Instead the architect suggested keeping the roof in the same position, and instead work with the space so that it would be usable and feel spacious, even with the limited ceiling height.

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitektur AS

Image Courtesy © Austigard Arkitektur AS

  • Architects: Austigard Arkitektur AS
  • Project: Loft renovation
  • Location: Oslo, Norway 
  • Team: Tor O. Austigard, Hildegunn Slotnæs
  • Suppliers:

    • Veneer sheets: Oslo Finerfabrikk
  • Area: 60 sqm net area
  • Year: 2015
  • Software used: Archicad

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Abbaye Belgian Restaurant in Chengdu, China by MRDA Architects

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Article source: MRDA Architects

The rapid urbanization process in China totally splits the historical and contemporary buildings. The abundant history and  traditional culture  that cities bear is gradually overwhelmed by fanatical development. Historical  buildings represent a city’s past  that has been given the meaning of urban culture. However, most of the historical buildings have been given up in the impetuous development.

Image Courtesy © MRDA Architects

Image Courtesy © MRDA Architects

  • Architects: MRDA Architects
  • Project: Abbaye Belgian Restaurant
  • Location: No.1337, Sino-­‐ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu,China
  • Design team: Ma Jun, He Zhi, Lu Yun, Zhang Ying, Zhao Zhiyang
  • Project time: 2015

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Personetics HQ in Tel Aviv, Israel by ROY DAVID ARCHITECTURE

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Article source: ROY DAVID ARCHITECTURE 

Roy David Studio was commissioned to design a new office space for the hi-tech company Personetics. The new office is situated inside a newly renovated building proposed by the studio as a high-tech business hub.

Image Courtesy © Yoav Gurin

Image Courtesy © Yoav Gurin

  • Architects: ROY DAVID ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: Personetics HQ
  • Location: Soncino Street 3, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Photography: Yoav Gurin
  • Client: Personetics
  • Size: 750 sqm
  • Year: 2015

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WDG Apartment renovation in Friedrichshain, Berlin by RARE Office, Architekturbüro

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Article source: RARE Office, Architekturbüro 

Located in Friedrichshain, the building is an “Altbau” (pre-WWII residential building).

As many of the Berliner buildings in the former East Berlin, it underwent the so called “emergency enovation” in the time from the WWII and right after the Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Image Courtesy © Manuela Conti

Image Courtesy © Manuela Conti

  • Architects: RARE Office, Architekturbüro
  • Project: WDG Apartment renovation
  • Location: Friedrichshain, Berlin, (DE)
  • Photography: Manuela Conti
  • Area: 70 sqmt
  • Year: 2012

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Renovation of Cheers Malaga Bar in Spain by GANA Arquitectura

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: GANA Arquitectura

The project for the renovation of this emblematic bar of the capital, was created from the very beginning as an holistic reform able to renew its image without compromising its essence. Features such as its unbeatable location, facing the Malaga Cathedral in Plaza del Obispo, or the special place acquired over the years in citizen minds, help this design to became a real challenge and an unique opportunity to participate in this wonderful city and its citizens.

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

Image Courtesy © Blanca Green

  • Architects: GANA Arquitectura, Antonio Galisteo, Álvaro Fernández Navarro, Francisco Jesús Camacho Gómez
  • Project: Renovation of Cheers Malaga Bar
  • Location: Plaza del Obispo, Malaga, Spain
  • Photography: Blanca Green
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Collaborators: Cerveza Victoria, Grupo Hecaserco, Doctor Watson, IKono
  • Project Area: 155,00 m2
  • Project Year: 2014

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Residence renovation and addition of a new building in Athens, Greece by Proestos DESIGN

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Article source: Proestos DESIGN

The residence is located in the northern suburbs of Athens, in three floors within an extensive and varied than 3000m² plot vegetation. The customer wanted to upgrade the exterior sides of the existing building and inside the main living rooms, and expressed the need to add new autonomous residence that balance building factor.

Decommissioning of the pergola entry and replace with metal frame in shape covered with wooden planks to emphasize the importance of the main entrance, Image Courtesy © Proestos DESIGN

Decommissioning of the pergola entry and replace with metal frame in shape covered with wooden planks to emphasize the importance of the main entrance, Image Courtesy © Proestos DESIGN

  • Architects: Proestos DESIGN
  • Project: Residence renovation and addition of a new building
  • Location: Athens, Greece
  • Software used: Autocad, 3ds max

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Apartment and Atelier in Arashiyama, Kyoto by UME architects

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Article source: UME architects

The project is a renovation of an existing maisonette apartment for an artist’s house and atelier in Kyoto.The project provides large private terraces at different levels, facilitating beautiful views to Atago mountains especially during ‘Torii’ of ‘Gozan-no-Okuribi’ (a spectacular summer event in Kyoto) and to Higashiyama mountains.

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

Image Courtesy © Yasushi Ichikawa

  • Architects: UME architects
  • Project: Apartment and Atelier
  • Location: Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan
  • Photography: Yasushi Ichikawa
  • Architect in Charge: Satoru Umehara
  • Programme: Maisonnette apartment renovation
  • Constructor: Arcc
  • Area: 85.0 sqm
  • Project year: 2013
  • Software used: Vectorworks (mac)

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BOTERBLOEM FOR HABITAR IN ROESELARE, BELGIUM by BURO II & ARCHI+I

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Article source: BURO II & ARCHI+I

A spectacular before & after

The building is located in the city centre, where the offices and social housing apartments of the Mandel used to be. The building was converted into a residential building comprising 10 spacious apartments, 2 penthouses, 9 garages and a basement. The Boterbloem project tackles the challenge of combining top class architecture with the renovation of an apartment building, situated in an exclusive location in the centre of Roeselaere, and turn it into a beautiful, contemporary architectural concept.

Image Courtesy © Hannes Verstraete

Image Courtesy © Hannes Verstraete

  • Architects: BURO II & ARCHI+I
  • Project: BOTERBLOEM FOR HABITAR
  • Location: Roeseselare, Belgium
  • Photography: Hannes Verstraete
  • Client: Habitar bvba
  • Team: In collaboration with Ingrid Lesage Creations, Ing. Claude Labeeuw [project director], Arch. Steven Vanwildemeersch [design architect], Ir. arch. Fanny Dorme [design architect], Arch. Lorenzo Kemel [project architect]
  • Status: Handover date: 2016

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