Tag Refurbishment

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.

The Urban Conga studio creates programmable community space for the Ackland Art Museum

11-07-2022

The Urban Conga studio creates programmable community space for the Ackland Art Museum

The latest project created by The Urban Conga studio is a programmable open-ended space for the Chapel Hill community and the Ackland Art Museum located at the University of North Carolina. The studio designed the pARC spatial intervention through a series of participatory design workshops with community stakeholders and museum representatives.

The renovation of Casa Hotel in Amsterdam by i29

27-06-2022

The renovation of Casa Hotel in Amsterdam by i29

Casa – as the project is called – was born in Amsterdam in the late 1950s, founded by four friends looking to help solve the shortage of student accommodations. Thanks to the unique hotel and residence mix, the project continues to offer affordable housing for students. The i29 studio has created the new interior design for all 518 hotel rooms, in collaboration with the Lensvelt furniture brand and textile designer Mae Engelgeer.

Droogbak building in Amsterdam, a perfect fusion of past and present

24-06-2022

Droogbak building in Amsterdam, a perfect fusion of past and present

A historic 19th-century building near Amsterdam Central Station, the Droogbak, has been transformed into a contemporary office space. Commissioned by Allianz Real Estate, the KCAP architectural firm, together with the ABT consulting engineers, carried out the spatial transformation of the listed building. The interior design of the structure that houses the Clifford Chance law firm was completed by Fokkema & Partners.

PIFO GALLERY by ARCHSTUDIO, renovating with natural light

21-06-2022

PIFO GALLERY by ARCHSTUDIO, renovating with natural light

Designers from ARCHSTUDIO renovated the renowned PIFO GALLERY art gallery in Beijing. The space, which integrates the functions of art exhibition, reception and office, has been revisited from what was originally a "closed box". By choosing the theme of light for the design, the architects in fact opened up the space to the urban context.

Umbrella House by Kazuo Shinohara, a new building at Vitra Campus

17-06-2022

Umbrella House by Kazuo Shinohara, a new building at Vitra Campus

The Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, is enriched by a 'new' historical building: the reconstruction of the Umbrella House designed by Japanese architect Kazuo Shinohara in Tokyo in 1961.

Martin Goya X PIG, a regenerated space for artists

16-06-2022

Martin Goya X PIG, a regenerated space for artists

The PIG DESIGN studio, based in China, has co-created an art space for the Martin Goya Business art platform, founded by artist Cheng Ran: the Martin Goya.Pig in Hangzhou. An independent art space dedicated to supporting young local artists, while also encouraging spontaneous public activities.

Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon by SRG Partnership

10-06-2022

Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon by SRG Partnership

The designers of the SRG Partnership studio have completed the renovation of Hayward Field, a track and field stadium in the US city of Eugene, in the State of Oregon, located on the University of Oregon campus. The old stadium has been transformed into a true theatre for track and field, offering maximum comfort for both spectators and athletes.

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