Tag Refurbishment

Rafiq Azam: redevelopment of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka

09-09-2022

Rafiq Azam: redevelopment of Rasulbagh Children’s Park, Dhaka

In the heart of Dhaka, where there was once merely a gap in the urban fabric, there is now the Rasulbagh Children’s Park, a redevelopment project by Rafiq Azam and his firm Shatotto. Greenery used as a boundary, together with a hidden water recovery and filtration system, have transformed this park into a fully-fledged community centre.

lialawlab designs FUNFUN GALLERY in Hangzhou

02-08-2022

lialawlab designs FUNFUN GALLERY in Hangzhou

The two designers of the lialawlab studio in Hangzhou, Lia Feng and Haifeng Luo, have designed the FUNFUN Gallery in their city, inside a former silk printing and dyeing factory. The project offers a multifunctional space for creative users and is open to future changes. The designers' attention was focused on creating a captivating physical place where users could enjoy emotional experiences.

One Green Mile by MVRDV with StudioPOD in Mumbai, India

28-07-2022

One Green Mile by MVRDV with StudioPOD in Mumbai, India

The Dutch architecture firm MVRDV, in collaboration with the urban planners from StudioPOD, has transformed a first section of what is one of the classic non-urban places, in this specific case Mumbai’s Senapati Bapat Marg flyover. Thanks to the architectural intervention carried out, One Green Mile has created a public space for the entire local community, adding much needed services and greenery.

digitalCHURCH, a church in Aachen reborn as a co-working space

26-07-2022

digitalCHURCH, a church in Aachen reborn as a co-working space

A place of sharing par excellence has become a digitalCHURCH. Thanks to the initiative by Norbert Herrmanns from Landmarken AG, together with the digitalHUB Association, the city of Aachen in Germany has its first co-working space in the nave of the former St. Elisabeth’s Church. A very appealing space that honours the Church’s original meaning as a gathering space for the digital community.

Finalists for the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space announced

25-07-2022

Finalists for the 2022 European Prize for Urban Public Space announced

The European Prize for Urban Public Space is a biennial award presented by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, or Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona (CCCB), which has announced the selected works and the finalists in the 11th edition of the prize. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held at CCCB on 14 and 15 November 2022.

Josep Ferrando Architecture and Gallego Arquitectura, transformation of a prison in Reus

19-07-2022

Josep Ferrando Architecture and Gallego Arquitectura, transformation of a prison in Reus

Josep Ferrando Architecture, in collaboration with Gallego Arquitectura, worked on the renovation of the former prison in Reus (Tarragona). The complex, built in 1929 and classified as a Cultural Asset of Local Interest, included in the Inventory of the Architectural Heritage of Catalonia, has been transformed into the El Roser Social Centre. It is one of the finalists in the Architecture category of the FAD 2022 Awards.

NEUHÄUSL HUNAL’s decidedly minimal interior design

14-07-2022

NEUHÄUSL HUNAL’s decidedly minimal interior design

NEUHÄUSL HUNAL, the architectural studio founded by David Neuhäusl and Matěj Hunal, designed Prague’s Kro Bistro & Bar, the studio’s third restaurant for Kro: a new gastronomic experience in the Czech capital centring around honest local cuisine. The same philosophy is reflected in the restaurant’s interior design.

Shiyuan, a Hutong in Beijing built sustainably

13-07-2022

Shiyuan, a Hutong in Beijing built sustainably

Chinese architect Haipeng Ren from the Days in YARD studio, has designed the recovery of a Hutong, a traditional courtyard house in Beijing. The intervention starts from attention to the urban context and strives for coexistence between traditional Chinese construction and contemporary life and technology. The result won the Active Excellent Award, an important recognition of the effective sustainability of architecture.

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