VDL 3532 Building / Arqtipo

VDL 3532 Building / Arqtipo © Federico Kulekdjian + 36 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 482.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2018 PhotographsPhotographs: Federico Kulekdjian ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Aserradero Vagol, Construser Alvear, NOI ESTUDIO, Patagonia Flooring, Sanitarios San Martín, Triangular © Federico Kulekdjian Text description provided by […]

Bathhouse spa with sensory deprivation tank opens in old Williamsburg soda factory

A 1930s soda factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been transformed into bathhouse with a subterranean spa influenced by Scandinavian saunas, Russian banyas and Turkish hammams. Founders Jason Goodman and Travis Talmadge collaborated with Manhattan firm Verona Carpenter Architects to reinvigorate the space to be a unique venue for social bathing called Bathhouse. The 600-square-metre underground […]

Antivilla / Brandlhuber+Emde, Burlon

Antivilla / Brandlhuber+Emde, Burlon © Erica Overmeer + 27 © Erica Overmeer Text description provided by the architects. Antivilla, the refurbished former German Democratic Republic lingerie factory „Ernst Lück“ at the Krampnitzsee, southwest of Berlin, questions the relationship between building regulations and standards, energy efficiency together with the idea re-use and adaptive living. © Erica […]

Lever Architecture transforms Portland industrial buildings into creative workspace

American firm Lever Architecture used weathering steel and original timber in the adaptive reuse of two factories built over 70 years ago for a hay bale manufacturer. Photograph by Lara Swimmer The project, called Redfox Commons, is located in an evolving industrial district in Northwest Portland. Encompassing 60,000 square feet (5,574 square metres), the project […]

Studio Arquitectos creates holiday home-like apartments for Tulum’s permanent residents

Mexican firm Studio Arquitectos has created a residential apartment complex in popular Mexican holiday resort Tulum, featuring shared courtyards and traditional Mayan materials. Dismayed by the disproportionate focus on holiday housing by real estate developers, principal architect Eduardo Garcia Figueroa imagined Aldea Ka’a “with a design equal to any other aimed for tourists”. The 873-square-metre […]

Palma Hideaway in Mallorca is obscured from the street by a tiny tiled garden

Architect Mariana De Delás created a green-tile garden to keep this apartment – which was formerly a motorcycle workshop – out of sight from the busy streets of Palma, Mallorca. Built from traditional Mallorcan limestone, the 92-square-metre Palma Hideaway is situated in the city’s old quarter and was bought by its current owners as a […]

Kaji Offices / HW-STUDIO

© Dane Alonso + 18 AreaArea of this architecture projectArea: 80.0 m2 YearCompletion year of this architecture projectYear: 2019 PhotographsPhotographs: Dane Alonso ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: BOSE, Interceramic, Pure Epoxy, Tecnolite © Dane Alonso Text description provided by the architects. HW Studio’s office is located where just recently were the […]

La Firme turns abandoned shed into Quebec home The Barn

Montreal architect Louis Beliveau of La Firme studio has overhauled a decrepit barn in Quebec by turning its hollow core into a holiday home for two city dwellers. La Firme‘s Louis Beliveau worked with architect Michel Lemieux on the project, which involved disassembling an old shed and moving it to a new location on a […]

Angular black frames form studios in Toronto visual effects office

A black-painted wood structure separates spaces inside an old industrial building in Toronto that local firm StudioAC designed as office space for a visual effects company. Located inside a former factory, Artjail is an open-plan office for a high-end VFX company that required ample space for its screening and computer equipment. Studio AC redesigned the […]

Waechter Architecture builds ring of cabins on old school campus to create The Society Hotel Bingen

A converted schoolhouse surrounded by a series of detached cabins forms this boutique hotel in Washington State. Nestled in the scenic Columbia River Gorge, the Society Hotel Bingen is sited 100 kilometres from the hotel brand’s debut property in Portland, Oregon. “One of our primary goals was to design a hotel that not only felt […]

RDHA turns riverfront building into “Canada’s first bookless library”

Canadian architecture firm RDHA has added glazed volumes to an old limestone post office in Cambridge, Ontario as part of its transformation into a community centre with makerspaces. RDH Architects Inc (RDHA) renovated and expanded the landmarked masonry structure – completed by Canadian architect Thomas Fuller in 1885 as a government building, and then later […]

Kooo Architects inserts plywood-lined hotel rooms into an existing concrete frame

Plywood panels and fabric curtains have been used by by Kooo Architects to transform an existing concrete structure into a guesthouse in Guangzhou, China. The exterior has been clad with clad with grey and black bricks, which were reclaimed from the building that originally stood on the site. High parapets incorporate screens of perforated brickwork, […]

Cowshed in the Netherlands rebuilt as a timber-clad family home

Julius Taminiau Architects has rebuilt an old cowshed to create a house clad in thin timber slats that conceal double-layered openings. Located on the site of a former farm in the Netherlands, the austere aesthetic of the agricultural structures on the site made the studio feel as if they were “stepping into Vincent van Gough’s […]

Five Acre Barn / Blee Halligan Architects

Five Acre Barn / Blee Halligan Architects © Sarah Blee Photography + 19 © Sarah Blee Photography Text description provided by the architects. Aldeburgh is the nearest town to our site, a beautiful place on the Suffolk Coast in the East of England, close to Snape Maltings. We were asked to transform a tired brick […]

Casa Josephine transforms motorcycle workshop into brightly-hued advertising office

Design studio Casa Josephine arranged yellow, red and deep-blue tiles to create the “emphatically geometrical” interior of this advertising office in Madrid. The office is situated in Madrid’s lively Malasana neighbourhood and takes over a former motorcycle-repair workshop. Photo by Belen Imaz Locally based Casa Josephine was brought on board to transform the two-floor building […]

Tribeca button factory becomes Walker Hotel with “eclectic modernist” design and sub-cellar bar

A former button and ribbon factory in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood has been turned into a boutique hotel featuring an eclectic mix of modern furniture and industrial details. Hospitality firm Bridgeton Holdings completed the Walker Hotel in a renaissance revival building constructed in 1899 to span three street frontages in downtown Manhattan. Its location at […]

Pombal Castle’s Visitor Centre / COMOCO

Pombal Castle’s Visitor Centre / COMOCO © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG + 24 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectCOMOCO AreaArea of this architecture project Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2014 PhotographerCreated with Sketch. Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Text description provided by the architects. The castle of the […]

Kapsimalis Architects converts caves for summer houses on Greek island

The vaulted forms and underground caves of an old house on the Greek island of Santorini have been converted into a holiday home complex by Kapsimalis Architects. Located in the town of Fira, the components of the existing compound –  including walled courtyards, a donkey barn and three small caves for storage  – have been […]

Atelier Liu Yuyang reuses old farmhouses to create boutique hotel in rural China

A mountainous river valley forms the backdrop to the XY Yunlu Hotel, which Atelier Liu Yuyang has built within a series of renovated farmhouses in Guangxi, China. Shanghai studio Atelier Liu Yuyang overhauled the five disused buildings to create 23 guest rooms for the boutique hotel, which is located within a village in the Li […]

Mason Bros Warehouse Renovation / Warren and Mahoney Architects

Mason Bros Warehouse Renovation / Warren and Mahoney Architects © Simon Devitt + 18 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectWarren and Mahoney Architects AreaArea of this architecture project 5700.0 m2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2016 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project AutoDesk, Thermosash Photographs © Simon Devitt Text description […]

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