AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part V

This is our fifth selection of previously featured refurbishment projects and we’re still bringing up some great ones from 2009! Check them all after the break.

Valentin apartment / ECDM
French architects Emmanuel Combarel Dominique Marrec sent us the transformation of this small apartment, with a clear strategy: Decompartmentalise the place so as to fit out an open plan and elude the demand of an extra room by conceiving in the center of the volume a suspended white cube which generates comic and disconcerting use situations (read more…)

Kamran Kopaei / Amordad design developer
The matter of design is an old residential building in the city of Isfahan which was supposed to be remodeled as an office. Regarded to the traditional elements of Iranian local architecture, the design team tried to use contemporary synonyms of traditional materials and forms such as; hand-made bricks, colored glasses, wooden decorations, vitray and water; also the Iranian form of cross which was traditionally used to manage the divisions of space (read more…)

40_R Laneway House / superkül inc
The conversion of an industrial shed to a single family home in midtown Toronto makes a case for a strategic approach to urban sustainability and revitalization, additional density in the City’s laneways, and smaller footprint living. Beginning its life as a blacksmith’s shop serving the railway in the early 1880s, the original building at No. 40R remained in industrial service for over 120 years (read more…)

Westwood Residence / CHA:COL
The client required us to extensively redesign her recent acquisition of a 2500 sqf residence in Westwood after her retirement. Situated on a sprawling lot, the existing structure was compartmentalized excessively with little natural light reaching the interior. The client also intended to be the sole occupant of this dwelling and required fluidity and openness within the space (read more…)

Arantzazu Renovation/ AH Asociados
The renovation of Arantzazu includes interventions that have been developed during the last four years to recover the environment around the Basilica of Arantzazu on the occasion of its fifth centenary (read more…)

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part V" 15 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=112349>