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ODA to transform Rotterdams historic post office into a vibrant destination

After sitting vacant for over a decade, Rotterdam’s former Central Post Office, the Postkantoor, will soon undergo an extraordinary transformation into a vibrant, mixed-use destination. Designed by ODA New York, the adaptive reuse project will span 58,000 square meters and sensitively restore the building’s early 20th century architecture while injecting new programming ranging from retail to a five-star hotel. ODA will work in close collaboration with local architecture firm Braaksma & Roos Ar...
Tags: New York, Design, Post Office, Architecture, Gallery, Netherlands, Hotel, Historic Preservation, Restoration, Green Renovation, Rotterdam, Historic Architecture, Adaptive Reuse, Mixed-use, Kimpton, ODA


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


Historic rice mill reborn as a natural foods store in Taipei

A flourish of adaptive reuse activity at Taipei’s historic Dihua Street is turning the once oft-overlooked half-mile strip into a hotbed for tourism, creative retail, and cultural education. Case in point: B+P Architects’ renovation of a 19th century rice mill into a natural foods store stocking locally grown and produced products. Carried out over the course of three years, the project—known as Inverted Truss—carefully preserved many historic elements while adding a contemporary and modular de...
Tags: Design, Taiwan, Architecture, Gallery, Taipei, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Rice, Historic Architecture, Adaptive Reuse, Modular Architecture, Truss, Natural Foods, B+P Architects, Japanese cypress, Dihua Street


Bruges just built a two-mile-long underground pipeline for beer

The Belgian city of Bruges is renowned for its historic architecture and cobbled streets - however the narrow winding roads also make traffic a nightmare. That was a major problem for De Halve Maan brewery, which moves a million gallons of beer each year to their bottling plant outside of town. Now, an underground pipeline will help ease traffic congestion by pumping the beer directly to the facility. The series of bundled pipes can transport up to 1,060 gallons of beer per hour. The owner of...
Tags: Design, News, Crowdfunding, Infrastructure, Urban Design, Chile, Belgium, Sustainable Food, Bruges, Brewery, Eat & Drink, Historic Architecture


The Secret Garden at China’s Forbidden City will open for first time in nearly 100 years

The Forbidden City in Beijing is one of the world’s busiest cultural heritage sites, receiving over 15 million visitors each year. However, none of these visitors have been allowed to explore the palace’s Secret Garden. Built in the 18th century, the Secret Garden has been closed to the public since the last emperor of China was deposed in a coup that ushered in the People’s Republic of China. In the cultural and political upheaval that followed, the Garden was damaged and neglected. In recent ...
Tags: Garden, Design, News, China, Architecture, Beijing, Restoration, Historic Architecture, Secret Garden, Beijing China, Forbidden City, People s Republic of China, Secret Garden Forbidden City, cultural heritage China, Forbidden City China, World Monuments Fund