Archive for the ‘Renovation’ Category
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
Article source: frontofficetokyo
First built in the 1970’s the apartment was cramped by contemporary standards, even for Tokyo, with low ceilings and short and narrow rooms. After stripping the space down to a single room, the design takes a hint from the overlapping spaces in the city and is composed from three simple shapes. A grey wood box houses the laundry, a concrete box contains the bath and sink, while an S shaped partition forms a closet and space for the fridge. The updated space is simple but comfortable and connects to the city perfectly.
Image Courtesy © Toshiyuki yano
- Architects: frontofficetokyo
- Project: Interior Renovation
- Location: Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
- Photography: Toshiyuki yano
- Software used: Autocad and Sketchup
- Design: Koen Klinkers, Dan Yu, Will Galloway
- Construction: Denkobo
- Size: 50m2
- Year: 2016
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
Article source: Mecanoo architecten b.v.
A simple bungalow dating from 1967 on a hexagonal ground plan had been radically altered and modified through the years. Although this had made the house bigger, it had also become increasingly inward-looking. The expanding wings were steadily enclosing the heart of the house with the hall and living quarters, and direct contact between the house and the magnificent surroundings was largely lost. The original detailing and material form were consistently adhered to during all previous interventions but the result was now thoroughly outmoded and of a poor technical quality.
The house has now been given its fourth look.
Image Courtesy © Pedro Kok
- Architects: Mecanoo architecten b.v. (Dick van Gameren)
- Project: Villa 4.0
- Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
- Photography: Pedro Kok
- Interior design: IDing, Amsterdam
- Landscape architect: Michael van Gessel, Amsterdam
- Contractor: Bouwbedrijf L. Post en Zonen, Urk
- Structural engineer: Breed ID, Den Haag
- Construction management: Tijs Post, Purmerend
- Area: 542 m2
- Design: 2008-2009
- Realisation: 2010-2011
Friday, May 20th, 2016
Article source: Golden Ratio Collective Architecture
In the region of Kifissia, a three-storey house is renovated and decorated proposing a new lifestyle. Linear blinds act as a unifying element of space, while individual functional units are formed: espresso point, breakfast, living room. Boundaries are expanding due to the view of the garden and the surrounding area, where a swimming-pool is going to be constructed. Textures, colors and shapes are being juxtaposed, creating a game of contrasts and reflections. Warm wooden textures and smooth vertical surfaces co-exist, giving space a unique identity. Horizontal leather blinds filter natural light and determine outdoor views, allowing space to evolve during the day.
Image Courtesy © Demi Karatzaferi
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Article source: Banker Wire
Banker Wire worked with ZGF Architects LLP to create a custom mesh railing infill for the South Tower building on UCLA’s Center for the Health Sciences (CHS) complex. The 443,000-square-foot building underwent a seismic upgrade and renovation to convert nine of the former hospital’s 12 floors into research lab space.
Image Courtesy © Banker Wire
- Architects: ZGF Architects LLP
- Project: South Tower Seismic Renovation
- Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin, USA
Friday, April 29th, 2016
Article source: L3P Architekten ETH FH SIA AG
The medieval township of Regensberg represents a place of unparalleled quality with its unique location, history and urban clarity.
Image Courtesy © Sabrina Scheja
- Architects: L3P Architekten ETH FH SIA AG
- Project: Renovation House Lendenmann
- Location: Unterburg, 8158 Regensberg, Switzerland
- Photography: Sabrina Scheja
- Developer: Private Owner
- Project manager: Frank Schäfer, Mareike Beumer
- Civil Engineer: Schiavi + Partner AG, Feldstrasse 72, 8180 Bülach
- Construction physicists: wanker Acoustics & Bauphysik AG, Schaffhauserstrasse 550, 8052 Zurich
- HLS Planner: Neukom installations AG, Lachewäg 2, 8197 Rafz
- E-planners: Götz Elektro AG, Altmannsteinstrasse 39, 8181 Höri (more…)
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The renovation and expansion of this 1970s concrete library has transformed it into a 21st century civic place: from book repository to multimedia community hub. The design solution wrapped all sides of the existing library with a continuous reading room, emphasizing places of spontaneous gathering, reflection and learning. The addition also provides a high-performance thermal envelope engineered to harvest daylight and reduce energy usage. Openings at each corner reveal unique public amenities, including children’s’ cubbies, teen gaming zones, meeting spaces and a coffee bar. Within a few months of reopening, user visits increased 55%, with youth program attendance up 160%.
Image Courtesy © Tim Griffith
- Architects: Gould Evans
- Project: Lawrence Public Library Renovation and Expansion
- Location: Lawrence, Kansas, US
- Photography: Tim Griffith, Michael Sinclair
- Contractor: A. Green Construction Co., Inc.
- Engineer – Civil: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc.
- Engineer – Mechanical: Professional Engineering Consultants, PA
- Engineer – Structural: Bob D. Campbell and Co., Inc.
- Landscape Architect: Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc.
- Sustainable Design: Syska Hennessey Group, Inc.
Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Article source: Sergi Pons architects
We find ourselves on ground floor of a building constructed in the year 1930, in the historical centre of Sarrià, a district in the upper part of Barcelona. It was a well-known establishment, since it had been a confectionary shop in the neighbourhood for many years.
Image Courtesy © Adrià Goula
- Architects: Sergi Pons architects
- Project: Refurbishment in Sarrià
- Location: Sarripà, Barcelona, Spain
- Photography: Adrià Goula
- Construction company: GdR (Grup de reformes)
- Year construction : 2016
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
- 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
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
- 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
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
- Architects: Austigard Arkitektur AS
- Project: Loft renovation
- Location: Oslo, Norway
- Team: Tor O. Austigard, Hildegunn Slotnæs
- Veneer sheets: Oslo Finerfabrikk
- Area: 60 sqm net area
- Year: 2015
- Software used: Archicad