Tag Refurbishment

Exhibition against demolitions and waste in construction

05-10-2022

Exhibition against demolitions and waste in construction

At the S AM, Schweizer Architekturmuseum - Swiss Museum of Architecture in Basel, the exhibition entitled "Die Schweiz: Ein Abriss", curated by Countdown 2030 recently opened its doors to the public. A look into the Swiss demolition culture that generates more than 500 kg of construction waste per second and accounts for 84% of waste in Switzerland. Can we counteract this waste of energy embedded in the architectural heritage?

Francesca Perani designs functional beauty in an industrial space

04-10-2022

Francesca Perani designs functional beauty in an industrial space

Italian architect Francesca Perani has created a small multifunctional room inside a plastics production and processing company, which allows workers to rest and also serves as a showroom. An small intervention covering a space of just a few square metres, fittingly called "Mini Break", becomes a true oasis of relaxation for users.

Fang Ting Bookshop by a9a rchitects

23-09-2022

Fang Ting Bookshop by a9a rchitects

The a9a architects studio has designed the new bookshop of the Chinese Fang Suo bookstore chain in the OCT O'PARK commercial district in Chengdu. The project involved the recovery of a pre-existing building with a rounded triangular shape where natural light becomes the material of the design.

FICUS OFFICE metamorphosis from warehouse to office designed by ARQUID

19-09-2022

FICUS OFFICE metamorphosis from warehouse to office designed by ARQUID

The Spanish architecture firm ARQUID has transformed an old industrial warehouse in Madrid into its new offices. FICUS OFFICE starts from a ficus plant that becomes the heart of the space and of the design, for a healthy and efficient working environment that supports the creativity and well-being of those who work there.

Design synergy for Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park in Austin

16-09-2022

Design synergy for Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park in Austin

The Kingsbury Commons project in Pease Park, the oldest park in Austin, Texas, is part of the Pease Park Vision Plan and gives a burst of energy to a forgotten corner of the area. The project is the result of the collaboration between Ten Eyck, landscape architect and prime consultant, Clayton Korte for the architecture and Mell Lawrence Architects for the Treescape structure.

Hage, a green and social space for a neighbourhood in the making in Lund

02-09-2022

Hage, a green and social space for a neighbourhood in the making in Lund

Designed by Norwegian architects Brendeland & Kristoffersen, in collaboration with engineers Price and Myers, the Hage garden in the Swedish city of Lund consists of a canopy, a seating area and a brick wall. It answers the question of how to build a new community, starting with social space. Above all, it is among the five finalists in the 11th European Prize for Urban Public Space.

From garage to studio, a transformation in Seattle

01-09-2022

From garage to studio, a transformation in Seattle

In Seattle's Ballard district, the architects of Mutuus Studio, Jim Friesz and Kristen Becker have transformed an old garage into a small studio measuring approximately 33 square metres. The project, realised in collaboration with Crescent Builds, follows the wish of the owners and proposes a multifunctional living space for all members of the family.

The recovery of Catharijnesingel in Utrecht by OKRA Landschapsarchitecten

26-08-2022

The recovery of Catharijnesingel in Utrecht by OKRA Landschapsarchitecten

In Utrecht, the Netherlands, the rehabilitation of the Catharijnesingel, a work by studio OKRA Landschapsarchitecten, is among the five finalists for the prestigious European Prize for Urban Public Space edition 2022. The result is the reopening of a canal with multiple benefits for citizens, ranging from microclimate to biodiversity to urban resilience.

New offices of Cushing Terrell studio in Seattle

24-08-2022

New offices of Cushing Terrell studio in Seattle

Multidisciplinary design studio Cushing Terrell has opened its new office in Seattle's Waterfront District on the seventh floor of the Agen Warehouse, a 1910 listed building. The redevelopment of the preexistence is the calling card of the studio's working philosophy.

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