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 […]

Tractor shed converted into house clad in scorched wood

HeathWalker has turned a tractor shed in Hertfordshire into a house clad in timber cut from trees on the client’s own land and scorched using a blowtorch. Called the Tractor Shed, the house was built for for an artist who grew up in a farmhouse, with a “love of open landscape and barn-like spaces but also […]

Public Records in historic Brooklyn building pairs vegan cafe with nightclub

Shane Davis and partners have overhauled an industrial building in Brooklyn‘s Gowanus area into a spot that functions as a vegan cafe by day, and a bar and restaurant, complete with a nightclub, after dark. Located at the tip of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, Public Records is the brainchild of musician Francis Harris and […]

Colvin Florist / Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge

Colvin Florist / Roman Izquierdo Bouldstridge © Adrià Goula + 16 ArchitectsAuthors of this architecture projectRoman Izquierdo Bouldstridge AreaArea of this architecture project 123.0 m2 Project YearBrands with products used in this architecture project 2019 ManufacturersBrands with products used in this architecture project Gavarró, Iluxión, JUNG, Klein, Mapei, Roca, Simón Photographs © Adrià Goula Text […]

Veliche Hotel / Ortúzar Gebauer Arquitectos

Veliche Hotel / Ortúzar Gebauer Arquitectos © Pablo Casals-Aguirre + 20 © Pablo Casals-Aguirre Text description provided by the architects. With an area of 250m2, the challenge was to reuse an existing construction in apparent good conditions, turn it into a versatile hotel and also generate a new program for the city of Castro, its […]

The Arches Project / Boano Prišmontas

The Arches Project / Boano Prišmontas Courtesy of Boano Prišmontas + 21 Text description provided by the architects. The Arches Project is a design-led urban strategy that aims to activate disused spaces across London and the UK. Boano Prišmontas designed a digitally fabricated structural system that adopts dry-joint techniques to infill and make use of […]

Kooo Architects inserts glass walls into frame of concrete hotel

Kooo Architects has converted a seven-storey building in the centre of Guangzhou, China into a guesthouse with lantern-like frosted glass walls. Hotel Far & Near Nanhao St sits in a dense residential area of the city. “Due to the high density of buildings and their close distance between each other, one can see the clothes drying […]

Rehabilitation of an Old Factory / PARC Architectes

Save this picture! © Julien Lanoo + 13 Architects PARC Architectes Location 145 Av. des Grésillons, 92600 Gennevilliers, France Category Adaptive Reuse Architect in Charge PARC Architectes Area 7300.0 m2 Project Year 2017 Photographs Julien Lanoo, Thomas Lang Manufacturers Loading… Engineering Scoping Client Hertel Investissement Manufacturers Loading… More Specs Less Specs Save this picture! © […]

Brentford Lock West Housing / Mae Architects

Brentford Lock West Housing / Mae Architects © Rory Gardiner + 15 © Tim Crocker Text description provided by the architects. Brentford Lock West is a large regeneration project on a former industrial site alongside the Grand Union Canal for Waterside Places. This second phase by Mæ adds a further 157 homes to the distinctive […]

10 Jay Street Offices / ODA New York

10 Jay Street Offices / ODA New York Courtesy of ODA + 28 © Pavel Bendov Text description provided by the architects. 10 Jay Street, a landmarked building in DUMBO flanked by the Manhattan Bridge and flush with waterfront views, has been brought back to life through the creative vision of New York-based architecture firm […]

Vivier House / AgwA

Save this picture! © Séverin Malaud + 19 Architects AgwA Location Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium Category Adaptive Reuse Area 270.0 m2 Project Year 2016 Photographs Séverin Malaud, Delphine Mathy Clients Municipality of Ixelles (Brussels) Engineering JZH & Partners More Specs Less Specs Save this picture! © Delphine Mathy Text description provided by the architects. A small […]

Alembic Industrial Heritage and Re-Development / Karan Grover and Associates

Alembic Industrial Heritage and Re-Development / Karan Grover and Associates © Esha Daftari, Nilanjan Roy + 26 © Esha Daftari, Nilanjan Roy Text description provided by the architects. The Alembic factory is located in the middle of the city and along the main railway line of the city of Baroda. In its 112th year of […]

Moscow furniture factory from the 1980s turned into loft-style apartments

DNK Architecture Group has turned a former furniture factory in Moscow into apartments, replacing prefabricated concrete panel cladding with hand-made bricks. Zinc-framed windows punctuate the facade of handmade clinker bricks, where the clay is fired at high temperatures to produce a shiny surface. The development is called Rassvet Loft Studio after the Rassvet factory that still […]

ZERO Box Lodge / Gonçalo Queirós Carvalho Architecto

ZERO Box Lodge / Gonçalo Queirós Carvalho Architecto © Tiago Casanova + 33 © Tiago Casanova When adaptive reuse leads to great design and architectural conceptsIn Porto, northern Portugal, an alternative accommodation experience took over an 1883 building previously homed the mythical shirt factory – “Confiança” – also where the first film was shot in […]

Holland Harvey Architects transforms disused London supermarket into homeless shelter

Warm and tactile materials help create a domestic feel inside this north London homeless shelter, which Holland Harvey Architects has created inside a former supermarket. Shelter from the Storm is located in Islington, north London and provides 42 beds for the homeless, as well as freshly cooked meals and rehabilitative support. The shelter – which […]

Huge salvaged trees form benches in San Francisco restaurant Radhaus by Envelope A+D

A screwdriver, drawer knobs and a pipe are among the objects that Berkeley studio Envelope A+D has used as beer taps in this industrial-style restaurant in San Francisco. Radhaus is a beer hall and Bavarian restaurant located in the Bay Area’s historic Fort Mason Centre for Arts and Culture, a region acknowledged for its former […]

Exmo. Hotel / Floret

© Ivo Tavares Studio + 26 © Ivo Tavares Studio Text description provided by the architects. The reconstitution of the timeline shows that, in fact, we are not facing a building, but two buildings that have evolved into a single building. The initial building may have been erected in the late 14th or 15th centuries. […]

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