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Historic apartment is rehabbed into a bright and modern home in Barcelona

In Barcelona, Spain, a historic apartment in a block of flats dating back to the 1900s has been transformed into a minimalist and modern home. Local design studio Alventosa Morell Arquitectes directed the renovation for clients who wanted a completely renewed space with greater access to daylight. Completed in 2017, the project, called the TS01 Interior Refurbishment, not only offers improved access to natural light and ventilation, but also uncovers original architectural details. Located in...
Tags: Design, Spain, Barcelona, Architecture, Gallery, Born, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Minimalist Design, Historic Architecture, Natural Ventilation, Barcelona Spain, Galley Kitchen, Custom Furniture, Refurbishment


An old post office is reborn as a bright and breezy beach house

A former post office has been revived as a bright and breezy beach house in Breamlea, Australia. Designed by St. Kilda-based design firm OOF! Architecture, the modern makeover—dubbed the Green Shutter House—was created for clients who had already adapted the post office into a home but were frustrated with the building’s lack of connection with the outdoors. The renovation process opened the front of the house up to waterfront views while introducing more natural light and ventilation to the in...
Tags: Design, Australia, Post Office, Architecture, Gallery, Copenhagen, Beach, Wetlands, St Kilda, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Salvaged Materials, Green Renovation, Shutter, Plywood, Adaptive Reuse


Heritage Melbourne home is reborn as a modern dwelling filled with light and views

Fitzroy-based design studio Field Office Architecture has given a small 19th-century Victorian terrace a contemporary facelift with walls of double-glazed glass and crisp, clean lines throughout. Dubbed the Clifton Hill House after the suburb in which it resides, the compact home sits at the end of a row of similar heritage houses and had been given many ad-hoc renovations over the years. The architects stripped back all of the additions to bring in light and views, while improving the home’s e...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Melbourne, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Contemporary House, Courtyard, Heritage House, Open-plan, Cross-ventilation, Recycled Brick


Gorgeous new Apple store is powered entirely by renewable energy in Paris

The latest Apple store designed by Foster + Partners has opened in a beautifully renovated 19th-century building on Paris’s Champs-Élysées. Powered with 100 percent renewable energy, Apple Champs-Élysées draws energy from the photovoltaic panels integrated into its kaleidoscopic roof light and collects rainwater for reuse in the bathrooms and irrigation systems. Described by Apple as the tech company’s “grandest Forum,” the retail location blends historic architecture with contemporary design i...
Tags: Apple, Design, Milan, France, Renewable Energy, Architecture, Gallery, Forum, Paris, Apple Store, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Daylight, Rainwater Collection


Sasaki to transform Shanghais Hongkou Stadium with a High Line-esque park

International disciplinary planning and design firm Sasaki has unveiled designs to transform China’s first professional soccer stadium into a sustainably minded mixed-use hub focused on health and wellness. Designed to stitch the Shanghai Hongkou Stadium back into the urban fabric, the proposal will reactivate the stadium as a destination even on non-game days while improving the expanded building’s energy efficiency. Key to the design intervention will be the addition of the Midline, an elevat...
Tags: Design, Minnesota, China, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Energy Efficiency, Stadium, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Stadium Design, Solar Heat Gain, Rainwater Collection, Mixed-use, Rainwater Harvesting, Rooftop Garden


A stone barn is transformed into a modern, energy-conscious home in Verona

Milan-based architecture practice Studio Wok has revamped a historic stone barn into a contemporary country home using environmentally friendly materials and design choices. Located in the small parish of Chievo in the west of Verona, Italy, the adaptive reuse project carefully respects the architectural heritage of the site while tastefully bringing the residence up to modern living standards. The result is a charming dwelling filled with natural light, warm timber surfaces and framed views of...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Italy, Verona, Vicenza, Countryside, Chievo, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Adaptive Reuse, Larch, Verona Italy, Stone, Locally Sourced Materials, Stone Barn


A historic hotel is sustainably revamped into a charming alpine village getaway

Bolzano and Berlin-based design practice NOA (network of architecture) recently renovated and expanded the Zallinger Refuge, a holiday guesthouse in the Dolomites that prides itself on its eco-friendly features. Located in Seiser Alm at 2,200 meters with breathtaking mountain views, the updated hotel comprises a cluster of structures that reference the site’s history and South Tyrolean architecture. The project has been certified under Climahotel, a certification program by the Climate House Ag...
Tags: Design, Berlin, Architecture, Gallery, Italy, Dolomites, South Tyrol, Chalets, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Alpine Architecture, Sauna, Bolzano, Noa, Sustainable Hotel, Prefabrication


Anderson Architecture revamps a dim heritage home into a modern sun-soaked abode

When Sydney-based design studio Anderson Architecture was asked to improve the livability of an old heritage home in the inner western Sydney suburb of Lewisham, the house suffered from a cold and dark indoor environment. Drawing on their experience on sustainable design, the architects rearranged the home in accordance to passive solar design in a light-filled transformation that earned the project its name, Suntrap. The contemporary renovation has even doubled the thermal efficiency of the li...
Tags: Extension, Design, Australia, Addition, Architecture, Gallery, Sydney, Norway, Passive House, Anderson, Carousel Showcase, Reclaimed Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Thermal Efficiency, Rainwater Harvesting


Architects want to transform an old Dutch bridge into zero-energy apartments

In a bid to save, rather than tear down, a historically significant bridge in the Netherlands, Delft-based cepezed architects unveiled an adaptive reuse scheme for turning the defunct bridge into a base for energy-neutral dwellings and a conference center. Created in collaboration with Expericon, Hollandia Infra, Mammoet and the IV-Group, this innovative proposal was the result of a consortium that sought to sustainably redevelop the structure, which spans the river Lek near Vianen. Although th...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Bridge, Stockholm, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Green Renovation, Net-zero Energy, Adaptive Reuse, Lek, Netherlands Starting, Sustainable Architecture, Zero energy, Energy Neutral, IV Group


An old warehouse is remade into a stylish hotel with a copper chevron crown

An 80-year-old warehouse has been elegantly remade into the chic Paramount House Hotel, a boutique property that champions sustainable practices in more ways than one. Designed by Melbourne-based Breathe Architecture, the adaptive reuse project in Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia houses 29 unique rooms as well as a sun-soaked lobby that weaves original architectural features together with contemporary elements. In addition to the sensitive renovation of the historic building, the architects also ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Sydney, Hotel, Melbourne, Warehouse, Chevron, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Copper, Natural Ventilation


MAD Architects to transform an ancient Chinese courtyard into a kindergarten with a "floating roof"

Beijing-based design practice MAD Architects has broken ground on the Courtyard Kindergarten, a striking adaptive reuse project that transform a traditional siheyuan courtyard from the 1700s into the site of a creative and colorful kindergarten. Located in Beijing, the project aims to preserve the cultural heritage of the site while injecting fresh life through the addition of new structures, including a “dynamic floating roof” that surrounds the historic courtyard. As with many of the firm’s p...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Beijing, Gallery, Schools, Restoration, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Mad Architects, Adaptive Reuse, Courtyard, Kindergarten, Chinese architecture, Ma Yansong, Mad Yansong


A dark, damp house becomes a sustainable, sun-soaked abode

Formerly cold, dim and damp, a terrace house in Northcote, Victoria has been reborn into a vibrant and welcoming dwelling with an emphasis on gardening. Designed by Green Sheep Collective for a client named Jill, the compact project, named Jill’s House, saw a modest expansion of just 22 square meters of space yet gained its bright and spacious feel thanks to a thorough renovation. Created to meet the client’s aspirations for a “very healthy home,” Jill’s House embraces recycled materials, low V...
Tags: Extension, Gardening, Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, House, Expansion, Victoria, Passive Solar, Double Glazing, Northcote, Sustainable Design, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Jill


An ancient Jaipur palace property is transformed into a modern restaurant

New Delhi-based, multidisciplinary design practice Studio Lotus has transformed a portion of Jaipur’s lavish City Palace Museum into Baradari, a contemporary fine dining restaurant that pays homage to its rich architectural roots. Formerly used as a fairly nondescript palace cafe, the 14,000-square-foot property has been given a sumptuous revamp using traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques. The adaptive reuse project is not only a hybrid of centuries-old elements and modern aestheti...
Tags: Design, India, Architecture, Restaurant, Gallery, Conservation, Preservation, LEDs, New Delhi, Craftsmanship, Historic Preservation, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Pavilion, Green Renovation, Lime


Former convent in Valencia is reborn as an ornate entertainment hub

In the heart of Valencia, Spain, the old convent of San José has undergone a sensitive transformation that has turned the historic site into a vibrant gathering space for civic events, a food market and a soon-to-be hotel. Barcelona-based interior design practice Francesc Rifé Studio was tapped for the adaptive reuse project and inserted modern updates while preserving the property’s architectural integrity. The renovation project was completed this year under the name of Convent Carmen. Built...
Tags: Garden, Design, Church, Spain, Barcelona, Architecture, Gallery, San Jose, Michelin, Valencia, Green Renovation, Public Space, Adaptive Reuse, Shipping Containers, Cargotecture, Repurposed Shipping Containers


An old warehouse is rehabbed into chic apartments in Montreal

A former industrial warehouse in Montreal has been reborn as an airy and modern residential development thanks to the work of local architectural practice Blouin Tardif Architectes. Originally built at the turn of the century, the building has shed its manufacturing persona, yet the adaptive reuse project retains traces of its industrial past with exposed beams, tall ceilings and a brick facade. Dubbed Monument, the renovated building consists of seven contemporary apartments. Located in the h...
Tags: Extension, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Sydney, Apartments, Manufacturing, Montreal, Warehouse, Brick, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Adaptive Reuse, Monument, Courtyard, Penthouse


A curved tunnel provides an unexpected connection in a renovated, mid-century home

When a well-traveled couple tapped Australian design practice Nic Owen Architects to renovate and expand their modest 1940s home in Hampton, the architecture firm channeled the clients’ love of adventure into a design that boasts elements of mystery and surprise. Connecting the original clicker brick structure to a new extension is a dark tunnel that’s curved to obscure views of either end and to create what the architects call a “surprising adventure,” giving rise to the project’s name, the Jo...
Tags: Extension, Design, Australia, Led, Architecture, Gallery, Expansion, Victoria, Double Glazing, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Hampton, Midcentury, Journey House, Tunnel


A floating greenhouse is inserted behind a renovated Belgian home

Urban farming can be tough, especially when it’s in the middle of the densely packed Belgian city of Mechelen. But thanks to the determination of a client “with green fingers” and the clever design thinking of Belgian architecture firm dmvA, a solution was conceived in House TP, a renovation project with a new greenhouse in the rear. In addition to space for growing greens, the transformed property also enjoys greater access to natural light and views of the outdoors. Located next to a church,...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, House, Belgium, Utrecht, Urban Farming, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Patio, Greenhouse, Floating Architecture, Urban Gardening, Terrace, Mechelen


The Screen House comfortably and sustainably connects with the outdoors

When Camberwell-based design practice Warc Studio Architects was tapped to renovate and extend an existing Edwardian residence in Victoria, the Australian firm also wanted to open the house to greater connection with the outdoors. To mitigate the site’s potentially harsh western aspect and hot summers, the architects strategically constructed an externally operable screen that inspired the project’s name, the Screen House. Passive solar principles were also applied to keep the home comfortable ...
Tags: Extension, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Screen, Insulation, Victoria, Melbourne, Double Glazing, Compost, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Camberwell, Rainwater Harvesting, Skylight, Passive Solar Principles


Urban Nouveau proposes to turn a historic Stockholm bridge into housing and a park

In a bid to save the historic Gamla Lidingöbron bridge in Stockholm from demolition, Swedish studio Urban Nouveau has proposed transforming the structure into 50 luxury apartments topped with a High Line-inspired linear park. Created as part of a petition to protest the tearing down of the structure, the design aims to spark greater dialogue and media attention in hopes of galvanizing support for the bridge’s preservation. The design practice has also proposed using the sale of apartments to fu...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Bridge, Historic Preservation, Stockholm, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Stockholm Sweden, Glazed Facade, Linear Park, High Line, Luxury Apartments


War ruins are reborn as a sustainable home in Lebanon

Having survived the Lebanese Civil War as a torture and detention center for militia forces, The House With Two Lives has a colorful past to say the least. So when Lebanese design practice Nabil Gholam Architects was asked to renovate the structure — originally built as a resort building in the 1930s — the firm took its time to sensitively pick apart the site’s history and breathe new and positive life into the property. Described as a “difficult exorcism,” the design process saw the reuse of t...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Solar Energy, Passive Solar, Lebanon, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Rainwater Harvesting, Passive Cooling, Bois de Boulogne, Pine Trees, Sustainable Architecture, Corten steel, High Performance Insulation


Old Sydney warehouse is transformed into an industrial-chic home

Rather than strip Balmain, Sydney of its post-industrial architectural heritage and history, award-winning practice Carter Williamson Architects has taken care to sustainably breathe new life into the area’s old buildings. Case in point is the local studio’s transformation of a former timber factory into a stunning, modern home with industrial-chic styling woven throughout its four levels. Dubbed 102 The Mill, the unique home boasts 403 square meters of space with soaring ceilings and plenty of...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Sydney, Factory, Warehouse, Balmain, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Open-plan, Roof Terrace, Warehouse Conversion, Repurposed Architecture, Sustainable Renovation


A giant tree grows inside CRAs renovated farmhouse proposal

Italian design office Carlo Ratti Associati has unveiled designs for the Greenary, a renovated farmhouse that will be designed around a large, leafy, 50-year-old Ficus tree. Rising to a height of nearly 33 feet tall, the perennial tropical plant will anchor the main living area while the various living quarters will be arranged around the upper canopy. The adaptive reuse project is the first step in CRA’s competition-winning master plan and factory for Mutti, one of the leading tomato brands in...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Italy, Factory, Parma, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Adaptive Reuse, Farmhouse, CRA, Mutti, Perennial, Carlo Ratti Associati, Master Plan


Historic Luxembourg building is metamorphosed into an eco-friendly powerhouse

Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures has placed first in POST Luxembourg’s international design competition with its chrysalis-inspired vision for transforming the telecommunication company’s historic headquarters building into a carbon-neutral city landmark. Dubbed the Metamorphosis of the Hotel des Postes, the winning design includes nearly 120,000 square feet of mixed-use space comprising housing, co-working, retail, a brewery, restaurant and a permaculture rooftop garden. Although th...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Paris, Luxembourg, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Carbon-neutral, Mixed-use, Permaculture, Mosul, Atrium, Double-glazed Windows


Ethical garment factory becomes the first Passive House building in South Asia

Passive House certification — one of the leading green standards for ultra-low energy architecture — has finally touched down in South Asia with the completion of the Star Innovation Center near Colombo, Sri Lanka. New York City-based Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture completed the solar-powered product development facility that saw the renovation of an obsolete building into only one of two certified Passive House factory buildings in the world. Thanks to an airtight envelope and rigorous en...
Tags: Energy, Design, Climate, Architecture, Brooklyn, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Passive House, Solar Power, Sri Lanka, South Asia, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Passivhaus, Natural Ventilation, Colombo


Peek inside the BIG-designed garden village for one of the world's best restaurants

After over three years of planning, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has completed the new home for Noma, an award-winning, Michelin-star restaurant that was named four times as the best in the world by the ‘World’s 50 Best Restaurants’ rankings. Opened February 2018, Noma’s new restaurant location is just outside of Copenhagen’s city center on a lakefront site near the Christiania neighborhood. The 14,000-square-foot building is modeled after a garden village that consists of 11 single-story pavilion...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Restaurant, Gallery, Bjarke Ingels, Michelin, Sustainable Food, Copenhagen, Bakery, Warehouse, Big, Urban Farming, René Redzepi, Carousel Showcase, Green Kitchen, Green Renovation


Worlds largest Victorian glasshouse receives a glorious restoration

After five years of restoration work, the iconic Temperate House recently reopened to the public, bringing with it an astounding 10,000 plants — many of which are rare and threatened. Designed by Decimus Burton and completed in 1899, the Temperate House is the world’s largest Victorian glasshouse and the iconic landmark of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. To restore the building back to its full glory, Donald Insall Associates was called upon to sensitively renovate the greenhouse and insert m...
Tags: Asia, Design, London, Africa, Architecture, Gallery, United Kingdom, Mediterranean, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Greenhouse, Botanical, Donald, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


A Seattle midcentury home is restored to its original brilliance with a modern twist

When a young family reached out to Seattle-based design studio SHED Architecture & Design and interior designer Jennie Gruss for a redesign of their 1957 midcentury home in the city, the designers responded with a restoration that also integrated new, modern details. Named the Hillside Midcentury, the home saw an interior remodel that leaned heavily on a mix of natural timber and brick to create a homey atmosphere. Contemporary furnishings, clean lines and an abundance of glazing help give the ...
Tags: Design, Washington, Architecture, Gallery, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, Brick, Restoration, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Swimming Pool, Green Roof, Midcentury, Midcentury Modern, Full-height Glazing, Shed Architecture & Design


Award-winning luxury townhouses boast energy-efficient, passive solar design

Melbourne Design Studios has dramatically transformed a row of townhouses in the historic, post-industrial neighborhood of Richmond, Melbourne. The six bespoke urban homes—named ‘No Two The Same’—are strikingly contemporary, with light-filled interiors, handsome facades and a bevy of sustainable features that have earned the project an average 7-Star NatHERS Rating across all townhouses. The sustainable development was recently awarded Building Design of the Year at the 2018 Building Designers ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Sustainable Development, Carousel Showcase, Recycled Materials, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Rainwater Collection, Passive Solar Design, Double-glazed Windows, Townhouse, Cross-ventilation, Richmond Melbourne, Sustainable Renovation


Historic Chinese granary is transformed into a chic mountain resort

A cluster of historic, rural Chinese buildings has been saved from the ravages of time by Shanghai-based architecture and interior design studio Ares Partners. The architects transformed six granary structures into the new MIYA | LOSTVILLA Huchen Barn Resort, an elegant and modern hotel tucked in the mountains of Ningbo’s Huchen township. Surrounded by stunning views, the sensitively restored architecture is complemented by modern furnishings and new buildings, covering a total site area of 5,4...
Tags: Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Hotel, Brick, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Adaptive Reuse, Miya, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Ningbo, Chinese architecture, Full-height Windows, Stone Masonry


Studio Puisto transforms an old bank into a modern hostel in Finland

Helsinki-based design firm Studio Puisto Architects has turned an old bank building into the new and chic Forenom Hostel Jyväskylä in the heart of Jyväskylä’s downtown pedestrian precinct. Completed in December 2017, the adaptive reuse project imbued the dated building with a modern refresh that oozes warmth and comfort with its predominate natural materials palette. During the renovation process, the architects carefully preserved elements of the original design, such as the vault, as reminder...
Tags: Design, Hotels, Architecture, Gallery, Portugal, Finland, Scandinavia, Helsinki, Hostel, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Plywood, Hotel Design, Adaptive Reuse, Sauna, Jacuzzi