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Posts tagged 'adaptive reuse'

The London projects ‘decentring’ architecture

A wave of recent neighbourhood-based projects demonstrates an architectural shift away from traditional form-making to embrace reuse and participation We Made That’s East Street Market

Architecture

Atelier Archiplein transforms disused factory into cultural centre in French Alps

The Alpex Cultural Centre project restores a historic building in Scionzier and uses locally sourced stone for an eye-catching extension Geneva-based Atelier Archiplein has completed

Buildings

Team BLDG transforms old bathhouse into Buddhism-inspired exhibition space

The enigmatic, sandalwood-yellow art space in Xiamen prioritises surface, volume and light – and is organised around a large magnolia tree Words by Riya Patel

Buildings

In Barcelona, BAAS arquitectura turns 1920s industrial building into history museum

The Oliva Artés Museum revives a building saved from demolition by locals, and demonstrates the value of ‘architectural recycling’ Words by Francesca Perry Barcelona-based practice

Buildings

Carmody Groarke designs Manchester exhibition gallery

The new gallery at the Science and Industry Museum, in the basement of a 19th-century warehouse, will be used for special exhibitions London-based architecture practice

Architecture

DK-CM turns old laundry house into dance studios

The first phase of Harrow Arts Centre’s redevelopment sees underused historic outbuildings become a dance school, events space and artists’ studios Architecture and research practice

Architecture

Disused outdoor pool in Shanghai turned into new community garden

Local practice PRA filled the former pool with sunken gardens and transformed the adjacent pool house to create an urban oasis Words by Francesca Perry

Architecture

In Brussels, a 19th-century railway station becomes a new cultural centre

Local practice B-architecten sensitively transformed the disused Station of Laeken into a multi-purpose public centre for a cultural organisation Words by Harriet Thorpe In the Brussels

Buildings

Dutch military fort turned into new ‘urban park’

The Hoofddorp Fort outside Amsterdam underwent a decade-long transformation that aims to balance historic preservation with public amenity Serge Schoemaker Architects has completed the decade-long

Buildings

Shanghai high-rise swimming pool redesigned as co-working space

Local firm Linehouse transformed the sunken volume of the former pool into a new amphitheatrical ‘hearth’ for office tenants – with sleek design touches Design

Design

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AL_A completes two buildings for University of Oxford’s Wadham College

LAN designs multicoloured city block in Strasbourg

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

An organically shaped table with a modular design

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s new Tianjin Juilliard School is a ‘finely tuned instrument’

London bridges lit up as part of Illuminated River project

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

Who is London building upwards for?

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn


Architects

RIBA goes digital-only with new wave of architect lectures

Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

Tatiana Bilbao is one of Mexico’s most creative designers

The high-tech, inside-out design of Richard Rogers

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

A look at the life of designer-inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller

Norman Foster is one of the early pioneers of high tech architecture

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

America’s architect: Frank Lloyd Wright


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AL_A completes two buildings for University of Oxford’s Wadham College

LAN designs multicoloured city block in Strasbourg

Emergency housing for homeless young people must be better designed

An organically shaped table with a modular design

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s new Tianjin Juilliard School is a ‘finely tuned instrument’

London bridges lit up as part of Illuminated River project

TECLA is the world’s first 3D-printed house made from raw earth

Who is London building upwards for?

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma creates a space of sanctuary in Brooklyn


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New Nordic design

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Nendo’s Oki Sato

Keiichi Matsuda: Augmented Hyper-Reality