Articles tagged Renovation


This bakery is designed to withstand Bogotá’s perennially chilly spring

Bogotá – Weather in Bogotá is unpredictable, but this hospitality project by Studio Cadena makes sure everyone can eat al fresco, no matter the whims of the day.


This school renovation highlights the importance of musical education in Venezuela

Caracas – The Parasite Project, a renovation by Atelier Caracas, turns the building’s previously decorative finishes into structural pieces – and much more.


What was this Tokyo apartment like before? Look to the ceiling for clues

Tokyo – The ceiling of the House of Wind and Light, a renovated apartment by Office Shogo Onodera, bears the tracks of its former layout.  


Atelier van Berlo breathes new life into an old Philips building

Eindhoven – The Van Berlo Design Agency makes its home inside the Innovation Powerhouse, a new office building born out of the skeleton of a Philips power plant.


Bogotá has new airport lounges designed for Colombia’s future

Bogotá – The new VIP lounges for flag carrier Avianca, conceived by Barcelona-based Francesc Rifé Studio, reflect Colombia’s growing emotional and economic connection to …


A 90s house in Seoul gets a colourful update

Seoul – Daniel Valle Architects brought a typical 90s dwelling straight into the present with a process that mirrored the history of the neighbourhood. 


A formerly derelict chapel is now a guesthouse for a London family

London – With the help of some rather light materials, Craftworks turned the heavy ruins of a forsaken chapel into a bright four-bedroom home.


Bridgevest brings a new kind of modernity to the city of contemporary architecture

Rotterdam,  – Studio Tomorrow and Jochem Groenland merge historical character with modern forms for the workspace of financial technology company Bridgevest.

House in Muraz by Savioz Fabrizzi. Photo thomas jantscher

Savioz Fabrizzi transforms a Swiss barn into a semi-detached house

MURAZ – The architects maintained the original layout of masonry and woodwork but synthesized it and clarified its relationship in a minimal architectural language.

Social Housing by Metek. Photo Didier Boy De la Tour, Irina Productions, and Metek

The city of light just got brighter with Metek’s social housing project

PARIS – Although the street-facing façade is maintained, it’s carte blanche behind it. 


Mark A-to-Z: R is for Renovation

Reinvigorating city centres and building within the constraints left from the past are challenges that stimulate and highlight architects’ talents.

CUTR Hospital by 2b architectes. Photos Matthieu Gafsou

A metallic-clad roof structure by 2b architectes is inconspicuous amongst the vegetation

EPALINGES – Although its use has changed throughout its 100-year history, the CUTR’s primary purpose has remained in healthcare and patient rehabilitation.