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Restoration and Adaptation of a 16th century Chapel in Guadalajara, Spain by Adam Bresnick · architects

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Article source: Adam Bresnick · architects

The chapel rehabilitation is for a new typology –a multi-purpose space for events—ranging from a formal wedding to the mellow ambiance of a yoga retreat. The reconstruction involved resolving the complex pathologies suffered by the original structure since being abandoned in 1969.

Image Courtesy © Adam Bresnick · architects

  • Architects: Adam Bresnick · architects
  • Project: Restoration and Adaptation of a 16th century Chapel
  • Location: Guadalajara, Spain
  • Team architects: Miguel Peña Martínez-Conde & Antonio Romeo Donlo
  • Structure: Juan F. de la Torre Calvo, Ana Fernández-Cuartero
  • Archaeologist: Olga Vallespín Gómez
  • Construction coordinator: Joaquín Fernández González
  • Industrial Engineer: José de Andrés Abad
  • Steel structure: Mariano del Olmo
  • Electricity: Tabernero de Andrés
  • Industrial engineering: José de Andres Abad

Restoration and redesign of the Grand-Palais des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France by by LAN Architecture

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Article source: LAN Architecture

THE NEW GRAND PALAIS: AN EXAMPLE OF MODERNITY

To our contemporary eyes, the Grand Palais is both an idea and a symbol of modernity. It is a hybrid building in terms of its architecture, its usage and its history. Neither a museum nor a simple monument, its architecture has an identity all its own, centered around the notion of a “culture machine,” a spatial means for hosting a vast diversity of events and audiences that exponentially exalts the site’s “universal” and “republican” vocation. The restoration and restructuring of the entire monument affords us the chance to reinforce this aspiration.

Image Courtesy © LAN Architecture

  • Architects: LAN Architecture
  • Project: Restoration and redesign of the Grand-Palais des Champs-Élysées
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Competitive dialogue: 2013-2014
  • Client: Réunion des Monuments Nationaux – Grand-Palais
  • Budget: € 130 M. excl. VAT
  • Surface: 70 623 m²
  • Team: LAN (mandatory architect), Franck Boutté Consultants (sustainable design), Terrell (structure, façades, fluids), Michel Forgue (Quantitysurveyor), Systematica (flux), Lamoureux (acoustic), Casso (Fire protection and accessibilityengineers), CICAD (SCMC), BASE (landscaper), Mathieu Lehanneur (design).

Pearl Brewery in San Antonio, Texas by Lake|Flato Architects

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: Lake|Flato Architects

In 1985, after 118 years of brewing along the San Antonio River, Pearl Brewery closed its doors. In 2002 planning work for the redevelopment of Pearl Brewery into a vibrant mixed-use district began. From the beginning, repurposing the existing inventory of historic building stock (450,000 square feet) was central to the transformation of the 26-acre brownfield site.

Image Courtesy © Casey Dunn + Lara Swimmer

  • Architects: Lake|Flato Architects
  • Project:  Pearl Brewery
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas
  • Photography: Casey Dunn, Lara Swimmer
  • Owner: Silver Ventures
  • Associate Architect: Durand-Hollis Rupe; RVK Architects; ford, powell & carson; WGW Architects
  • Engineer – Civil: Pape-Dawson Engineers
  • Engineer – Mechanical: Beyer Mechanical
  • Engineer – Structural: Danysh & Associates
  • General Contractor: Artistic Builders

St. Louis Public Library, Central Library Transformation and Restoration by Cannon Design

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Article source: Cannon Design

Nearing the 100th-year anniversary of its Central branch, the St. Louis Public Library sought to modernize the space for a new century, increase public access, and enhance the original Beaux Arts building by Cass Gilbert as a cultural treasure.

From the building’s original south entry, a granite stair leads to the reception foyer, which is connected to a central Great Hall. The hall is surrounded by five wings, four dedicated to public reading rooms and the fifth, the North Wing, to a multistory book depository.

Image Courtesy © Tim Hursley

  • Architects: Cannon Design
  • Project: St. Louis Public Library, Central Library Transformation and Restoration
  • Photography: Tim Hursley
  • Owner: St. Louis Public Library
  • Architectural Support: Grice Group Architects
  • Construction Manager: BSI Constructors
  • Consulting Restoration Architect: Frens and Frens
  • Environmental Graphics and Signage: Kuhlmann-Leavitt, Inc.
  • Engineer MEP and FP, Audiovisuals, Lighting Design: William Tao & Associates
  • Engineer Structural and Civil, Exterior Restoration: David Mason & Associates
  • Lighting Design: Derek Porter Stuio
  • Owner Representative: CLR

Renovation of Casa Dorda in Murcia, Spain by Martin Lejarraga Architect

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Article source: Martin Lejarraga Architect

The city of Cartagena is full of scars that have marked its layers at varying depths (“the puff pastry city”, Carlos García Vázquez) throughout the city’s history.

And it is among these layers and between party walls where one must attempt to preserve the life of the city, through interventions involving the renovation, revitalization and regeneration of the residential urban weave, of the dwelling, which, in sum, is the use that maintains and accelerates the pace of the city.

Image Courtesy © David Frutos

  • Architects: Martin Lejarraga Architect
  • Project: Renovation of Casa Dorda
  • Location: Murcia, Spain
  • Photography: David Frutos
  • CLIENT: Sociedad cooperativa limitada de viviedas ‘casa dorda’
  • PROJECT TEAM-collaborators- Office: Ana Martínez (architect) Julián Lloret
  • On site: Antonio Pérez (technical architecture)
  • General consultor: ACE Edificación (Mariano Alegría, José Ibeas,Pedro Ruiz)
  • GENERAL CONSTRUCTOR: Gestomur 2000 S.L,  Jose Garcia Madrid
  • BUILT-UP AREA: 8.316 m2
  • START OF PLANNING: 2006
  • COMPLETION: 2009
  • BUILDING COSTS: 3.711.016 €

Restauration, reconversion & refurbishment of bombshelters “Kazematten” in Ypres, Belgium by Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Article source: Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

Underneath a rampant of a fortified wall, lie the remnants of the once large complex of fortifications of Ypres, called “Kazematten”.

Built in 1680 by a mythical French Marshal as part of a large fortification project of Ypres, the “Kazematten” are known for their rich history. Following the independence of Belgium the fortification complex was mostly demolished to allow de city to expand.The “Kazematten” were spared this fate due to lack of funds.

Image Courtesy © Govaert & Vanhoutte architectuurburo

Vilar in La Garrotxa, Girona by Josep Lluís Mateo

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Article source: Josep Lluís Mateo

The retaining wall to the rear that anchors the house to the hillside was extremely lovely. As well as expressing the effort of retaining the earth, it concentrated in one place the oven and the point of collection of the water that filters through it.

Vilar

  • Architects: Josep Lluís Mateo
  • Project: Vilar – Reconstruction of an old country mansion
  • Location: La Garrotxa, Girona
  • Press Contact: Soraya Barbero

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Sint-Martinus in Sint-Truiden, Belgium by Lensass Architects

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Article source: Lensass Architects

The medieval character of the former inn from 1650 – presently a store –, as well as its original timber framing on the back side, has been fully restored. This very particular building technique, which continued to be used in Limburg for a long time, uses the recycled wood of torn-down buildings. Inscriptions, as well as old mortise and tenon connections testify of the re-use.

Sint-Martinus

  • Architects: Lensass Architects
  • Project: Sint-Martinus
  • Location: Sint-Truiden, Belgium
  • Software used: Bentley Microstation and the Adobe CS

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Casa dos Cubos in Tomar, Portugal by EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Article source: EMBAIXADA arquitectura

Since the last decade of the xx century, it has been usual, especially in the old Europe, the commission of projects demanding the conservation, renovation and conversion of constructions from a recent and distant past and from the most diverse typologies, and cultural matrices – This Interior architecture often becomes a field of experimentation for architectural ideas and one of the most challenging themes of the contemporary city. Not only because of urban conditions but also because of historical, social and political demands.

Image Courtesy DMF

  • Architects: EMBAIXADA arquitectura
  • Project: Casa dos Cubos
  • Location: Tomar, Emio, Portugal
  • Team: Albuquerque Goinhas, Augusto Marcelino, Cristina Mendonça, Luis Baptista, Nuno Griff, Pedro Patrício, Sofia Antunes
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: Pedro Fragoso Viegas (Civil Engineer)
  • SEWAGE AND WATER ENGINEERING: Rui F. Mendonça (Civil Engineer)
  • ELECTRICAL AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING: Augusto Luis Marcelino (Electrical Engineer)
  • MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Luís Andrade (Mechanical Engineer) HEATING AND ACOUSTICAL STUDY Nuno F. Oliveira, Miguel P. Freire (Civil Engineers)
  • FIRE CONSULTING: Ana Salomé (Civil Engineer)

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Colors on Water in Venice, Italy by GruppoFonArchitetti (Designed using ArchiCAD)

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Article source: GruppoFonArchitetti

Venice is an organic city, where the sea water goes in for six hours and goes out for six hours from the lagoon, which surrounds the city.. The saltwater is mixed with fresh water of the lagoon, creating a unique ecosystem, where, perhaps, against nature, man has built. In these green water, due to the life of the seabeds, everything is reflected, starting from the sky which provides colour variations throughout the day, seasons and weather conditions.

Image Courtesy Daniele Domenicali

  • Architects: GruppoFonArchitetti
  • Project: Colors on Water
  • Location: Venice, old town centre, Italy
  • Customer: EstCapital Group
  • Project manager: GruppoFonArchitetti
  • Structure project: Venice Plan Engineering
  • Software used: ArchiCAD (to design the project) and Photoshop (to put the pieces together)

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