All projects from mid-2009 for our seventh selection of previously featured refurbishment buildings. Check them all after the break.
Palomar Welcome Center / Johnsen Schmaling Architects As the harbinger of a large-scale development slated for LEED certification, the Palomar Welcome Center utilizes an abandoned one-story warehouse building on the edge of Milwaukee’s Park East redevelopment corridor. The area, an urban desert formerly occupied by an underused freeway spur, is slated to be transformed into the Palomar District, a series of mixed-use projects that will connect downtown to the adjacent neighborhoods (read more…)
Anglesea House / Andrew Maynard Architects For Andrew Maynard Architects‘ latest design, a holiday home in Anglesea VIC, the clients’ requirement was simple: more space for their growing and aging family. With the need of the client always in mind, Andrew Maynard Architects set out to create a multi-generational vacation home whose “versatility…allows it to be inhabited simultaneously by all members of the extended family… (read more…)
Architecture Studio in Cizur Menor / AH Asociados It was necessary to eliminate the divisions in order to obtain a free space on both floors: the offices and the architect’s studio. Inside this free space, the existing structure and the built elements, which have been properly repaired and painted, are visible and add a timeless characteristic which contrasts with the new elements (read more…)
Hidden House / Standard Hidden House is located on a serene 7-acre site (in Glassell Park where the paved road ends at an old hand written sign marking the entrance to “Hidden Valley.”) The property, which can only be accessed via a half-mile unpaved road, offers expansive views of the city but seems a world away from Los Angeles at the same time (read more…)
Workspace in a former coal bunker / BAAS The space is on the ground floor of an apartment block where one of the last coal bunkers in Barcelona was located. The inside height, approximately 2.5 metres under street level, allowed the construction of a metal and wood mezzanine at access level, taking advantage of the natural slope of the street (read more…)