Archive for the ‘Renovation’ Category
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: ELEVENstudio
The renovation of this 80-sqm-apartment located on the last floor of a traditional early 1900 English villa has used a very linear design as a frame for an eclectic mix of modern, ancient and ethnic details.
The designers found a space that had been strongly transformed during the last renovation made in the 80’s. Revisiting the stylistic choices made in order to lighten and de-materialize the existing structure, they tried to create back a dialogue with the traditional architecture.
Image Courtesy © ELEVENstudio
- Architects: ELEVENstudio
- Project: Rosen Penthouse
- Location: Bordighera, Italy
Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Article source: COBE
Over the weekend the competition for the future development of Cologne’s harbour was settled. The mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, announced Danish architects COBE as winner of the competition. The project transforms the old industrial harbour into a lively and sustainable neighbourhood with a huge waterfall and a big public pool as the new landmark. The pool collects rainwater and waste heat from the district and becomes a new attraction in the city.
Image Courtesy © Beauty and the Bit
- Architects: COBE
- Project: Masterplan for transformation of Harbour Area in Cologne
- Location: Cologne, Germany
- Renderings: Beauty and the Bit
- Client: The City of Cologne and Moderne Stadt
- Engineer: Transsolar
- Water strategy: Atelier Dreiseitl
- Size: 500.000 m2 floor space
- Status: 1st prize in competition in September 2016
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Article source: Sinato Inc.
This project is the renovation of a unit in a twenty-five year old apartment building for a married couple. We inserted a single wooden wall into the unit, which is already partitioned by the existing structural concrete walls. Passing from the entrance through the entire interior space, the wooden wall organizes a series of spaces along its length.
Image Courtesy © Takumi Ota
- Architects: Sinato Inc.
- Project: Tama N
- Location: Tama-shi, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Takumi Ota
- Designer: Chikara Ohno
- Construction: Yoshinaga Industrial
- Lighting: FDS
- Area: 80.73 m2
- Completion: 01/2012
Sunday, October 9th, 2016
Article source: Arend Groenewegen Architect
Tucked away in the country side town of Breda, the Netherlands, sits a renovated old ‘flemish barn’ converted into an office. Developed by dutch firm arend groenewegen architect, the structure takes the ingredients of the original architecture form which consists of the wooden construction, low black facade and large thatched roof; and transforms it into a functioning work space. When the owner decided to stop his livestock business, the use of the existing barn built in the 1800, originally used for storage of hay and equipment needed a new vision. The renovation of the structure was in breach of the applicable zoning where the plot was designated as an ‘agricultural building block. The municipality changed the purpose of the area allowing an office to function in the space.
Image Courtesy © Arend Groenewegen Architect
- Architects: Arend Groenewegen Architect
- Project: Flemish Barn Bolberg
- Location: Bavel, The Netherlands
- Constructed: 1800
- Renovated: 2009
- Surface: 280m2
Friday, October 7th, 2016
Article source: Girimun
The renovation of this established landmark shopping and commercial complex in Xujiahui will deliver a refreshing, fashionable and aspirational new destination to the city. At the heart of the concept is the integration of shopping and non-shopping spaces and experiences throughout the seven storey of the building. Our creative planning and design will turn this well recognised address of Shanghai into a stage of experimental new ways of enjoying shopping and free time echoing contemporary demands of the ever young and mind-changing clientele.
Image Courtesy © Girimun
- Architects: Girimun
- Project: Grand Gateway 66 Retail and Commercial Renovation
- Location: Shanghai, China
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
Article source: SADAR + VUGA
The renovation of the Bank of Slovenia’s central lobby was designed at a student workshop at Ljubljana’s Faculty of Architecture. The project was executed by SADAR+VUGA in close collaboration with the initial student design team.
Bank of Slovenia’s headquarters are located on Slovenska Boulevard. The portal of the 1920s building is adorned by two mighty Atlants. Behind this impressive entrance is the central lobby of the Bank of Slovenia.
Image Courtesy © Miran Kambič
- Architects: SADAR + VUGA
- Project: Renovation of the Bank of Slovenia
- Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Photography: Miran Kambič
- Client: Bank of Slovenia
- Architects Team: Seminar Jurij Sadar (Primož Černelč, Maja Omerzel, Tjaša Plavec, Urška Rupnik, Jan
Trunkelj, Marko Kavčič; mentors: prof. Jurij Sadar, assist. Ana Kreč) and SADAR+VUGA (Jurij Sadar,
Boštjan Vuga, Tina Hočevar, Gregor Turnšek, Tjaša Plavec)
- Total floor area: 531 m2
Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Article source: Duearchitetti
They have asked us to rethink the entrance to the house. The direct access to the dining area was preventing the sensation of surprise that every home should have.
A big sliding panel put in front of you, after having passed the entrance staircase, serves a dual purpose: to arouse your curiosity and to oblige your choice of itinerary, that is, walking up the stairs to the bedrooms or entering the living area. A compact space has been created in order to reveal in advance the expanded and bright living area of the house.
Image Courtesy © Duearchitetti
- Architects: Duearchitetti
- Project: Simona and Carlo’s Apartment
- Location: Varese, Italy
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Article source: brandt+simon architekten
The upper apartment of a two family house in the south-west of Berlin was rebuilt and restored.
The future pastor´s flat of the church community of Schlachtensee extends over the first floor and the attic floor of the semi-detached house. As part of the modernization measure the attic was expanded and a direct connection between the two floors was planned.
Image Courtesy © brandt+simon architekten
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Article source: LAB Arquitetos
In sight of a comfortable house for the whole family, the owners decided to renovate an old house from the early 50s.
The architects from Lab Arquitetos developed the project in order to integrate the outdoor area to the inside of the house, making it possible the usage of pergolas, balconies and wide windows.
Searching for an aesthetical look that refers to the northern Argentina fields and grasslands, rustic materials such as wood were used, contrasting with the contemporary furniture and integrated rooms.
Image Courtesy © Marcelo Kahn
- Architects: LAB Arquitetos
- Project: Butanta House
- Location: São Paulo, Brazil
- Photography: Marcelo Kahn
- Project Team: Rodrigo Leopoldi, Marino Barros, Valéria La Terza, Beatriz Paixão
- Site Area: 903,50 m²
- Built Area: 469,72 m²
- Project Year: 2011
- Conslusion: 2013
Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Article source: T3 Architecture
Complete refurbishment of this duplex in the center of Marseille by the french studio T3 Architecture. The existing flat suffered from a significant lack of light and its main rooms were constrained by the central staircase.
The architects completely released the heart of the apartment by removing the stairs and most of the partitions. The entrance of the flat now enjoys a generous double height volume that offers a visual communication between the different spaces of the two storeys.
Image Courtesy © David Giancatarina
- Architects: T3 Architecture (Luc Lacortiglia et Christophe Pinero)
- Project: Duplex in Marseille
- Location: Marseille, France
- Photography: David Giancatarina
- Collaborators : Anaïs Giraud, Cindy Lostys
- Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 100spm
- Completion Year: 2016