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Torre Fara, futurism and sustainability

04-11-2022

Torre Fara, futurism and sustainability

The former colonia Fara in Chiavari, Italy is a case study in recovery of our modern architectural heritage. Five entrepreneurs in the Tigullio area formed a consortium to restore the tower block, which originally opened in 1935 as a summer holiday camp for 400 children; its new-found beauty is revealed in a series of new photographs taken from the sea.

Hacker Architects renovate Salem Public Library

28-10-2022

Hacker Architects renovate Salem Public Library

Salem Public Library, in Salem, Oregon, is a concrete and glass structure designed by George Rockrise and Donald Richardson in 1970. Hacker Architects and local residents made sure that the building’s Brutalist architecture was skilfully preserved, improving its structural resistance and construction systems to meet the requirements of today’s standards.

Mirrors and fluidity, MDO and the remake of a concept store in Shanghai

27-10-2022

Mirrors and fluidity, MDO and the remake of a concept store in Shanghai

The MDO (More Design Office) studio founded by Jaycee Chui and Justin Bridgland has created Atelier Miss Lu in Shanghai, a concept store for women's clothing. A project that plays with visual literacy, to explore the meaning and possibility of the individual identity of those who visit the store.

MVRDV transforms a shopping centre in Lyon

26-10-2022

MVRDV transforms a shopping centre in Lyon

What to do with an old shopping centre from the ’70s such as La Part-Dieu, right in the centre of Lyon, France? - Call Dutch studio MVRRDV and ask them to transform it in a way that not only sustainably reuses a lot of the materials from the existing building, but reorganises and expands its internal programmes, making an urban dinosaur into an attractive location for the citizenry and revitalising its surroundings.

Mahos Architecture’s addition to a home in a vineyard

24-10-2022

Mahos Architecture’s addition to a home in a vineyard

Mahos Architecture, the French studio of Lucile Maurel and Camille Hours, designed an addition to a family home in Provence to provide extra living space and panoramic views over the vineyard. The geometry of the addition is based on the proportions of the home and extension of the existing façades in harmony with the landscape.

The Athletes House by AR Design: a balance of the contemporary and the traditional

21-10-2022

The Athletes House by AR Design: a balance of the contemporary and the traditional

Multi-award-winning architecture firm AR Design, based in Winchester, last year completed a project in Hampshire dubbed ‘The Athletes House’. The brief was to extend a private 1950s home in a way that deftly combined the clients’ passion - triathlon - with a desire to blend the contemporary with the traditional.

Hitzig Militello Architects’ Manduca Market inaugurated in Buenos Aires

18-10-2022

Hitzig Militello Architects’ Manduca Market inaugurated in Buenos Aires

Argentinian studio Hitzig Militello Architects has come up with a new attraction for Paseo La Plaza, a cultural and shopping complex in the San Nicolás district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Manduca Market brings new life to this popular place, staying true to the studio’s tradition of drawing on local history and references.

Dining alone at J&Dragon Group’s Lonely Noodle Shop

17-10-2022

Dining alone at J&Dragon Group’s Lonely Noodle Shop

Chinese studio J&Dragon Group designed the Lonely Noodle Shop in Shanghai, a pop-up experience where you can „give yourself a bowl of noodles to take a break from reality“. Designed for people dining alone, in response to the rapid growth of the population of urban singles, the pop-up shop convinces diners to come in with its high-impact design.

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