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Posts tagged 'Restoration'

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

4a Architekten restores Stuttgart’s oldest swimming baths

The redevelopment of the ‘cult’ Berg mineral spa involved preserving the 1950s architectural character and updating it for contemporary use Stuttgart-based 4a Architekten has completed

Architecture

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

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

Elevated corten steel walkway enlivens 14th-century Czech castle

Contemporary design insertions mix with preservation in the restoration of the Helfštýn Castle in Moravia Words by Francesca Perry Czech architecture practice atelier-r has completed

Buildings

Notre-Dame spire to be restored to pre-fire design

Speculation on a contemporary replacement for the damaged spire of the cathedral has been quashed by French President Emmanuel Macron. Image: Wandrille de Préville via

News

A first look at The Box, Plymouth’s hulking new cultural beacon

The Box is topped with a vast concrete cantilever, which Atkins believe to be the largest in Britain. Image courtesy of Atkins. Opened to coincide

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Notre-Dame spire design sparks angry remarks from general overseeing reconstruction

Notre-Dame cathedral caught fire on 15 April, with the fire burning overnight. Both the spire and roof were destroyed. Photo by Nivenn Lanos The army

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Five historic building conversions and refurbs that gave these public buildings a new use

Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam. Photo by Fred Romero, CC by 2.0 Reusing and refurbishing old formerly public buildings is becoming one way of ensuring a

Features

The Alexandra Palace theatre restoration gives life to an odd Victorian giant

Alexandra Palace East Court. Photo by Lloyd Winters   Three acts and a surprise – we uncover the story of Alexandra Palace theatre’s return from the

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Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

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London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

Circus-inspired wooden theatre built in historic Béziers


Architects

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Architect David Chipperfield is known for his minimal designs

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

Robert Venturi: a postmodernist pioneer

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

Bangladeshi architect Marina Tabassum is sensitive to tradition and culture

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Design London makes LDF debut this September

Virgil Abloh: ‘I’m here to be an inspiration’

ICON 206: Winter 2021

Set designer Lydia Chan creates maximalist London installation

Mecanoo transforms Mies van der Rohe’s MLK Library

London basketball court co-designed with local residents

Mario Cucinella designs Tuscan cultural centre with ‘suspended plaza’

London’s Courtauld Gallery reopens after redevelopment

Stella McCartney creates bicycles with artist designs

Circus-inspired wooden theatre built in historic Béziers


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