Perforated panels conceal apartments above Montreal dental clinic by Paul Bernier Architecte

Canadian firm Paul Bernier Architecte has extended a dental practice in Montreal with two floors of apartments covered in aluminium panels. Local firm Paul Bernier Architecte created the three-storey Van Horne building in the city’s Outremont neighbourhood. It is slotted in between two brick structures on Van Horne Avenue, and contains a dental clinic on […]

Green plywood cabinets outfit Maharishi store in New York City

Plywood is used to make cabinets, nooks and dividers inside this olive green retail store in Lower Manhattan that Brooklyn studio ABA has designed for London streetwear brand Maharishi. Designed by architects Emily Abruzzo and Gerald Bodziak of Abruzzo Bodziak Architects​ (ABA), the store in New York’s Tribeca neighbourhood is Maharishi‘s first location outside London. […]

Wittman Estes brightens up 1960s home in the Pacific Northwest

A rooftop deck, an overhauled kitchen and ample glazing are among the notable features in a 50-year-old dwelling in Washington that has been renovated by US firm Wittman Estes Architecture + Landscape. The project, Mercer Modern, takes its name from its location – Mercer Island, a land mass in a freshwater lake just west of […]

SuperLimão teams bold colours and historic elements in a São Paulo apartment

Exposed pipes painted pastel tones and a burnt pink ceiling are among the details Brazilian studio SuperLimão added during the renovation of an apartment in downtown São Paulo. RF Apartment is located inside the modernist Saint Honoré Building building, completed in 1958 by Brazilian architect Artacho Jurado. The local studio designed the renovation for a […]

Plywood cabinetry makes the most of space in Brooklyn Loft for couple with two dogs

New York studio Dean Works has reorganised a former studio apartment in Brooklyn around a multi-functional plywood volume that forms arches, walls and cabinets. Architect Brandon Dean, the founder of Dean Works, designed Brooklyn Loft for a young couple from Portland, Oregon that moved to the New York City, bringing with them two large dogs […]

Pivoting wood doors soften São Paulo apartment by Nildo José Architects

Swivelling wooden walls and a steel I-beam are among the ways that Brazilian studio Nildo José Architects has created partitions in this overhauled São Paulo apartment. GM Apartment is a two-bedroom unit in a condominium tower, located in the city‘s Vila Madalena neighbourhood, which was revitalised for a businessman. Original green tiles floors and exposed […]

Hutong Bubble 218 by MAD gives “new life” to ageing Beijing hutong

MAD has transformed a vacant courtyard house in one of Beijing’s ancient hutongs by adding two bubble-like workspaces to its roof. Named Hutong Bubble 218, the overhaul is hoped to revive the hutong – a type of alley formed by lines of traditional courtyard residences – and attract more people to the neighbourhood in the […]

FAR adds studio with corrugated plastic door to artist’s Los Angeles residence

This artist’s studio, which architecture firm FAR has added to a Los Angeles house, includes a large polycarbonate door that folds in half and a rooftop covered in blue tiles. The Mount Washington Studio was designed for Los Angeles artist Kim Schoen to accompany her home nestled into a steeply sloped site in Mount Washington. […]

31/44 Architects puts a modern spin on a Victorian terrace in south London

31/44 Architects shows how London‘s 19th-century townhouses can be brought into the 21st century, with this three-home development in Peckham. The London-based studio renovated an end-of-terrace property, to create a garden flat and a two-storey maisonette, then added a new-build, three-bedroom house alongside. Called Corner House, the development is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Victorian-era […]

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 […]

Metal grates form walls and railings inside Montreal apartment Aluminum Scarf

The covers of subway ventilation ducts have been used as walls, railings and storage closets in this renovated Montreal apartment designed by Canadian architect Jean-Maxime Labrecque. The local designer’s renovation encompasses a kitchen and living space on the ground floor, and two mezzanine levels above. White grates provide a link throughout the three levels forming […]

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 […]

Frank Gehry restores entrance and vaulted corridor at Philadelphia Museum of Art

Frank Gehry has completed work on the first stage in the major renovation of Philadelphia’s Museum of Art, over a decade after he was first enlisted to design the project. The museum opened a number of new elements to the public including the North Entrance – a street-level side entrance that was used when the […]

Oscar Niemeyer’s Tea House in Brasília gets refresh by Bloco Arquitetos and Equipe Lamas

Design firms Bloco Arquitetos and Equipe Lamas used a mix of warm and cool materials in their refurbishment of a visitor centre in Brasília, designed by the late architect Oscar Niemeyer in the 1970s. The project, called the Revitalisation of Oscar Niemeyer’s Tea House, is located in the planned city of Brasília, which is the […]

Jessica Helgerson uses “moody, green, lush” palette for Portland home renovation

Interior designer Jessica Helgerson has overhauled a home in Portland, Oregon to include decorative ceilings, floral wallpaper and shades of green and grey that evoke its rainy, cool climate. Helgerson designed the transformation to retain the architectural charm and enliven rooms of NW Johnson Street, a two-storey home that was built in the Pacific Northwest […]

Amsterdam’s Pulitzer hotel fuses decadent past with contemporary design

A moody bar and sun-lit restaurant were among the spaces added during the renovation of this hotel, which encompasses 25 historic canal houses in Amsterdam. First opened in 1968 by local businessman Peter Pulitzer, Pulizter hotel comprised originally of 12 canal houses in the city’s centre that date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The […]

Ivy Ross creates Google Design Lab at company’s Silicon Valley headquarters

Google‘s vice president of hardware design Ivy Ross has created an office building for her Silicon Valley team that is arranged around an atrium, skylight and staircase. Ross worked with an architecture team to complete the Google Design Lab at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, where upcoming complex by BIG and Heatherwick and […]

Patchwork leather and textured concrete feature in Alala’s New York showroom

Interior designer Tina Rich has turned a “white box” in New York City‘s Soho neighbourhood into a showroom and office for a women’s sports brand. Local studio Tina Rich Design transformed a 2,500-square-feet (232-square-metre) space into the office and showroom for online brand Alala. Rich’s firm had previously designed the first office of the company, […]

1100 Architect refurbishes 1970s cottage tucked into Long Island’s sand dunes

Bi-national studio 1100 Architect has renovated a cottage in New York beach town the Hamptons to create spaces where “old and new are impossible to distinguish from each other”. The House in Amagansett takes its name from the Long Island hamlet where it is situated. Nestled into grassy dunes, the 1,609-square-foot (150-square-metre) dwelling serve as […]

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