It’s our eight selection of previously featured refurbishment projects and we’re still featuring some of the best ones we published back in 2009! Check them all after the break.
Khan house / drdh architects drdh architects sent us this house with a long previous story. Speculatively built by 19th Century developers, it has been adapted and distorted over time to suit circumstance – acquiring a single storey shop and basement, an extra storey, a cantilevered lavatory and a garage. Of more immediate concern was the basement, where the floor had been dug out and the corbels sheared off the party walls, to provide extra space (read more…)
31 Blair Road Residence / Ong & Ong Continuity of spaces eliminate the boundary between inside and outside, in order to create multiple relationships between diverse activities that occur in a residential realm. Austere and Minimalistic with a constant analogy to industrial spaces. The final scheme is an innovative response to the constraints of a conservation building. A traditional façade embraces a contemporary way of living, that has meticulously achieved a delicate balance between the old and the new (read more…)
Architecture Studio / Novan&Vesson Architects
A dream come true… our study. Our work is characterized by the sincerity of our projects. It is a continuous labor of searching the beauty of nakedness and the power of truth. It is based on experimentation, on investigation… going beyond of the assignment itself. We work from the concept of Total Project. Everything is design and any element and any detail is part of the whole (read more…)
Alan Voo House / Neil M. Denari Architects The clients for this house renovation / extension, a couple with three daughters, are a creative, democratic unit. The father directs film trailers, the mother is a graphic designer and illustrator, while the high school / middle school / elementary school aged daughters are all immersed in their own versions of their parents visual cultures. The family have asked that 1,000 sf be added to the site in addition to the existing 1,000 sf house (read more…)
Tehama Grasshopper / Fougeron Architecture A surprising integration of old and new elements, of competing urban forces, brings the remodeled warehouse alive. Three stories of interlocked spaces have distinct personalities and functions: office, main living area, and penthouse. The rigidity of the original concrete structure is broken down in a subtle interplay of light, surfaces, levels, and indoor and outdoor spaces-making the urban living experience as richly textured as the city itself (read more…)