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Boutique Ibiza hotel sports a checkerboard facade to take in cooling breezes

Barcelona-based studio Ribas & Ribas Architects has transformed an old apartment building into Hotel Sir Joan Ibiza, a contemporary and chic boutique hotel designed with sustainability in mind. Located in the heart of the Spanish island of Ibiza, the building has been restyled to include 38 rooms and suites dressed to reflect the island’s nautical elements, from stripped wood yacht floors to porthole-inspired vanity mirrors. Its eye-catching, checkerboard-like facade features openings that take...
Tags: Design, Tel Aviv, Spain, Barcelona, Architecture, Gallery, Ibiza, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Old Town, Boutique Hotel, Adaptive Reuse, Natural Ventilation, Stainless Steel, Carrara Marble

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

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

A former leather tannery is transformed into an apartment trio in Lisbon

Lisbon-based architecture firm Aurora Arquitectos has breathed new life into a former leather tannery in the capital of Portugal. Five years in the making, the recently completed apartment refurbishment project turns a single floor into three independent apartments covering a total area of 3,385 square feet. To celebrate the building’s original 18th-century architectural style, the architects applied elements of Pombaline design in their renovation, including modular elements and a pared-back a...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Portugal, Apartments, Lisbon, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Minimalist Design, Adaptive Reuse, Refurbishment, Modular Construction, Aurora Arquitectos, Pombalino Style, Pombalino architecture, 3 Pombalino Apartments

London architects infuse dated Victorian townhouse with tons of modern personality

This refurbishment project in North London emphasizes the home’s history while infusing it with modern personality. Architecture firm LLI Design enhanced and restored features of the Victorian townhouse to honor its past, and completely redesigned the rear kitchen extension with a new contemporary aesthetic. The original layout of the house had nicely proportioned rooms, a delightful garden and a handsome exterior which the design team enhanced by stripping out some of the dated features and r...
Tags: Design, London, Storage, Architecture, Gallery, Green Building, north London, Green Renovation, Green Architecture, Sliding Doors, Refurbishment, Green Extension, Pendant Light, Rear Garden, Refurbished Victorian townhouse, LLI Design

Renovated forever home strives to minimize its carbon footprint

Sustainable architecture doesn’t have to come at the cost of beauty. Take, for example, this lovely refurbished home in Melbourne with its elegantly exposed timber frame, modern decor, and eco-certified building materials. Foomann Architects led the redesign, titled Ballantyne Street, to meet the client’s brief for a sustainable home where they intend to live in forever. Foomann Architects preserved much of the single-story dwelling’s original structure, including the front, but replaced the 1...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Melbourne, Carbon Footprint, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Refurb, Aging in Place, Refurbishment, Sustainable Architecture, LVL, Forever Home, Foomann Architects

Link About It: 2016's Best Architecture in NYC

From striking new structures to housing innovations and delightful additions to public parks, NYC has seen a lot of new architecture this year. Curbed put together a list of some of the most grand, interesting, strange and impressive developments;...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, NYC, Architecture, Libraries, Linkaboutit, Renovations, Refurbishment

Making the English country house

In February 1764, Samuel Butler, the steward at Stoneleigh Abbey in Warwickshire, wrote to the London upholsterer, Thomas Burnett, that he should wait in sending furniture because “our house is now in greater confusion than ever … as we are making great alterations in the middle part of the house.” These changes were being made as a result of the recent coming of age of Edward, fifth Lord Leigh. Such refurbishment of the ancestral home was common enough, refreshing it as a symbol of wealth, powe...
Tags: Books, Cook, London, Featured, Wealth, History, Power, Luxury, British, Decorating, Edward, Warwickshire, Wilton, BURNETT, Leigh, Great Hall

Peers cannot move to Foreign Office because of expensive bugging equipment

Foreign and Commonwealth Office looks set to be ruled out as temporary home for peers while Houses of Parliament are repaired [Author: Michael Wilkinson]
Tags: Repairs, House Of Lords, Foreign Office, Michael Wilkinson, Commonwealth Office, Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament, Foreign And Commonwealth Office, Refurbishment