Archive for the ‘Renovation’ Category
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
Article source: FRANKEN \\ ARCHITEKTEN GMBH
Franken Architekten has been commissioned for the building and interior design planning of the renovation and expansion of a “Gründerzeit” building in Frankfurt Alt-Sachsenhausen. The late nineteenth old building was completely renovated and updated with a new elevator core in the courtyard. The lacking in parts in natural stone facade has been restored and the remedial measures of recent years dismantled and adapted to the Wilhelminian facade. The object associated 60s buildings have been replaced by a new building, as an archaic gabled house without roof overhangs.
Image Courtesy © Dieter Schwer
- Architects: FRANKEN \\ ARCHITEKTEN GMBH
- Project: Libertine Lindenberg
- Location: Frankensteiner Straße 20, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Photography: Dieter Schwer
- Project–Team: Prof. Bernhard Franken, Frank Brammer, Sebastian Stehl, Robin Heather, Manuel Naranjo Alpresa, Natascha Baier, Verena Hornsteiner, Risa Kagami, Sahdia Kaster, Tina Strack, Isabel Strelow
- Client: ROTHENBERGER ANSHIN GMBH
- 2.036 sqm total area (gross floor area)
- 1.423 sqm area, 7 levels (net floor area)
- 934 sqm area old building (net floor area)
- 489 sqm area new building (net floor area)
- 167 sqm office space (net floor area)
- 656 sqm area one-to three- bedroom apartments / maisonette (net floor area)
- 459 sqm public spaces; incl. corridor / staircase (net floor area)
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Article source: Tsou Arquitectos
The refurbishment proposal of Óptica Queirós goes through the redefinition of the functional zoning and circulations.
The front desk and workshop are placed sideways.
The central space of the showroom and personalized attendance is well-marked by the false ceiling design..
Image Courtesy © João Macedo
- Architects: Tsou Arquitectos (Tiago Tsou)
- Project: Optica Queiros
- Location: Rua Maria da Fonte nº 160, Póvoa de Lanhoso, Portugal
- Photography: João Macedo
- Team: Tiago Tsou e António Alberto Costa
- Gross area (m2): 54 m²
- Cocnlusion: 2016
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
Article source: Edouard Brunet and François Martens
Attracted by the large garden and the tranquil environment of this house located a few kilometres away from Brussels, the new owners wished to carry out works to make it brighter and to open it up on the outside.
As they were ambivalent about the aesthetics of the existing house, part of the project was also to redesign the architectural expression, outside as well as inside, while keeping the original spirit. One of the childhood friends of the new owner put him in contact with architect François Martens who asked his colleague Edouard Brunet to team up with him.
Image Courtesy © Studio Dennis De Smet
- Architects: Edouard Brunet and François Martens
- Project: ETIE
- Location: Flanders, Belgium
- Photography: Studio Dennis De Smet
- Construction companies:
- General construction company: MATRIX PL sprl + ZUBER CONCEPT
- Outside steelwork: ECOVITRE sprl
- Stability engineer: MATRICHE sprl
- Surface area: approx. 370m²
- Year of construction: 2016
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Article source: FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS
This original 1970’s home was transformed into a striking modernist home totally unexpected in the more conservative Caulfield area.
A combination of Dado Render and Woodform Timber Batons on a curved wall creates the first impressions of this property, a far cry from the original façade that was dominated by a tin shed and a driveway.
A pivot door opens to the welcome area with curved walls that guide you to an impressive corridor with high ceilings and a gigantic view of the sky. All the doors off the corridor sit flushed against the wall, hung with pivot hinges and negative detailing surrounds. The bespoke timber circular door handles has an irresistible tactile quality that adds warmth to the space.
Image Courtesy © FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS
Friday, November 25th, 2016
Article source: Atsumasa Tamura design office
Value in Keeping
The 70-years old house was inherited from Owner’s aunt, who bought the original structure to teach Tea Ceremony. A new living quarter was added later to complete this wooden single-story building. It had been left as storage for years and was too damaged, yet Owner chose to keep the old characters, despite cost & time, than to build a new. Inspired by his wish, the renovation began not just to restore but rather to create a space where the old section merges into the new in a harmonious way. The “Koumori-An” house offers the concept of “Value in Keeping” which no new house can imitate.
After the renovation, façade December, 2015, Image Courtesy © Sohei Terui
- Architects: Atsumasa Tamura design office
- Project: Koumori-An 1945-2015
- Location: Wakayama, Japan
- Photography: Sohei Terui
- Lead Architects: Atsumasa Tamura
- Structure Scale: Single-story wooden building
- Site area: 256.13 m2
- Building area: 153.54 m2
- Total floor space: 152.67 m2
- Completion Year: January, 2016
Sunday, November 13th, 2016
Article source: studio razavi architecture
This small apartment (80 m²) was renovated for a very young couple, both passionate collectors, and their dog. Our concept was to invade the space by design! The existing context is that of a 150 year old Haussmanian apartment with a rigid layout (defined structurally) which we intended to disrupt so that ultimately its inner qualities are revealed. Programmatic clusters respond to specific client needs, creating a landscape inside the apartment and modify the perception of this very classical Parisian layout.
Image Courtesy © olivier-martin gambier
Friday, November 11th, 2016
Article source: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE
Between the Exterior Structure and the Building
The property is in the old quarter where there are used-to-be-stores and shops along historic Tokaido road. The father of the owner also used to run tobacco shop there. The project this time is to replace such old building with a two household residence in which the parents’ household and child’s household can live together.
Image Courtesy © fuji-shokai/ masahiko nishida
- Architects: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE (Sumiou Mizumoto)
- Project: Joto House Renovation
- Location: Minakuchichojoto Koka, Shiga 528-0028 Japan
- Photography: fuji-shokai/ masahiko nishida
- Year: 2016/10
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
Article source: Nic Owen Architects
A renovation and extension to the rear of a Victorian cottage in Kensington, Victoria Australia.
■ The owner, a single professional loved her charming 2 bedroom cottage but found the spaces dark, tired and basically in need of repair.
■ A neighbouring 2 storey extension compromised her privacy to the rear living spaces and the backyard, effectively reducing the usability of the property.
■ A small 1970’s sun-room extension was removed and replaced with a black steel and glass small extension. Large picture frame windows supply light and outlook to the existing structure.
Image Courtesy © Christine Francis
- Architects: Nic Owen Architects
- Project: Kensington Palace
- Location: Kensington, Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Christine Francis
- Client: Mature single professional
- Builder: Melpro Developments
- Landscaper: Dan Piper gardens
- Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
- Building surveyor: Reddo
- Size (m2): House 109 m2 (Existing house was larger at 120m2), Site = 280m2, Deck 27m2
- Design time: 8 months
- Construction time: 6 months
- Completion: November 2015
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Article source: Tiago do Vale Architects
A Graphical Refurbishment by the Sea
Built in the 80’s, this apartment was in dire need of refurbishment. Both its infrastructures and organization were dated, so the intention was to make the most of its potentialities while bringing its living experience to contemporary standards.
With just over 400 ft2 (40 m2) of surface, this small apartment by the sea was unwelcoming due to a choice of darker materials, 30 years of intense use and a not particularly qualified compartmentation (though in tune with its time).
Image Courtesy © João Morgado
- Architects: Tiago do Vale Architects
- Project: Caminha Apartment
- Location: Caminha, Portugal
- Photography: João Morgado
- Architecture Team: Tiago do Vale, María Cainzos Osinde, Hugo Quintela, Louane Papin
- Construction: Casas do Lima ®, Limiavez L.da
- Construction Area: 430 ft2 (40 m2)
- Construction Year: 2016
- Project Year: 2016
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Article source: batlab architects
We first met our customers (Anikó and Bálint) in the summer of 2013 who wanted to expand their home due to their growing family. Our task was to build a whole new storey and a ground floor terrace after removing the hip roof. The family has outlined their requirements for the rooms, however we were given a free hand in the design and appearance.
There was enough time for planning, the customers spent a lot of time mulling over their new home, and we have also redesigned the house multiple times. While one week we thought that something is a good solution, the other week we thought the opposite.
Image Courtesy © Juhász Norbert
- Architects: batlab architects (Batizi-Pócsi Gergő, Batizi-Pócsi Péter)
- Project: House expansion in Zugló
- Location: Zugló, Budapest, Hungary
- Photography: Juhász Norbert
- Software used: Archicad
- Consultant architects: Sebők Ildikő, Selényi György /KetteS műterem/
- Supporting structures: Facskó Gergely