An accurate functional restoration and new constructions by Pollard Thomas Edwards architects characterise The Granary, the building at the heart of the masterplan for the Creative Industries Quarter in Barking, London. The British architects’ vocabulary gives a new identity to an industrial complex which was shut down some time ago on the River Roding, creating a unique work of contemporary architecture.
Jeonghoon Lee of JOHO Architecture partially demolished and redeveloped a home on the southernmost peninsula of South Korea. The architect has transformed a rural brick home into a contemporary construction characterised by a façade screened with an aluminium frame. The new material modifies the shape and use of the home, establishing a more intense relationship with the landscape around it.
Fascinated by Escher’s impossible constructions, architects Luca Aureggi and Maurizio Condoluci (Westway Architects), in collaboration with architect Stefano Pavia, have created a system of staircases inspired by the Dutch engraver’s creations for the renovation of a low-cost housing block in Milan.
The winner in the Research category in the international Next Landmark contest organised by Floornature, Jessica Tozzi and Alessandra Lomanto’s graduating thesis presents a plan for conversion of unused railway stations into facilities for visitors.
Fondazione di Comunità San Gennaro, the Architecture Department of Naples University and a number of other partners have permitted the urban reclamation of two piazzas in Rione Sanità on the basis of participatory design. The piazzas were inaugurated during the events marking the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Prince Antonio de Curtis, better known as Totò.
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