In Milan's Porta Romana neighbourhood, DiDeA architectural studio has transformed a former tailor's workshop into a bistro serving Sicilian specialities. To make the most of the small workshop, the architects organise space vertically, using the upper part to exhibit products and the lower part of the space for serving food and beverages.
The country house in Sacile (Pordenone), designed by Elasticospa+3, is a restoration that bridges the past and present experiences of living on the Friuli plain. In the country house at Sacile, Elasticospa+3 works on creating a conscious disconnect between architectural shell and internal space.
At the end of a competitive tender process by invitation announced in 2010 Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA) was successful in winning the project for the Kimen Stjørdal Cultural Centre, in the heart of Norway. RRA designed a technological container of concrete, steel and glass with a roof inspired by the local traditional houses which have double-pitched roofs.
The architects from Czech firm Atelier Hoffman are behind this original conversion of an industrial building as part of the redevelopment of an old screw factory on the Vltava river, not far from Prague to craft a new, multifunctional space.
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