AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part I

AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part I

Sometimes, designing a renovation or repair of a project may be more difficult than designing something from scratch. So to start this week’s Round Up, we bring you our first selection of previoulsy featured Refurbishment projects.

Los Heroes Building / Murtinho y Asociados Arquitectos The challenge was the rehabilitation of a ‘70s building for a new purpose: The General Offices of Caja de Compensación Los Heroes. The corporation is privet, independent and non profit institution. Its role is to administrate social security funds for economic help for retired persons and workmen through small and soft loans (read more…)

White Apartment / Parasite Studio The apartment is located on the first floor of a building raised in the last century in the central area of Timisoara, within an area of protected buildings. From the first design sketches we tried to get distance from the interventions that have become „standard procedures” in the local scene of designing within old buildings (read more…)

Performers’ House / SHL Architects The project – centred on a 19th-century paper mill – was commended for the simplicity of the design, characterised by the choice of materials as well as the successful transformation of an existing historic boiler house. The new building is linked to the refurbished boiler house by a new square where many folk high school activities take place (read more…)

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Council Sport Complex / Vora Arquitectura The Council Sport Complex is a building situated in a zone with a number of important developments in recent years with others pending. The complex is important for the revitalisation of the neighbourhood, which is historically a run-down area and also has to contribute to the integration of all social strata (read more…)

Pionen – White mountain / Albert France-Lanord Architects The project takes place in a former 1200 square meter anti-atomic shelter. An amazing location 30 meters down under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm. The client is an internet provider and the rock shelter hosts server halls and offices. The starting point of the project was to consider the rock as a living organism (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Refurbishment Part I" 17 Nov 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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