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Refurbishment: The Latest Architecture and News

Hotel MINHO Renewal and Expansion / ,i

© Nelson Garrido © Nelson Garrido © Eva Sousa © Eva Sousa + 58

Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal
  • Architects: Virgula i
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Stone Art Gallery / O-office Architects

© LIKYFOTO © LIKYFOTO © LIKYFOTO © LIKYFOTO + 22

Guangzhou, China
  • Architects: O-office Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1270.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Youth Hotel of iD Town / O-office Architects

© Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z © Chaos.Z + 18

Shenzhen, China
  • Architects: O-office Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 1800.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

Plans to Modernize and Expand the Australian War Memorial Revealed

The AWM or the Australian War Memorial will undergo a series of development and refurbishments works, in order to renovate its galleries and its buildings. COX architecture will design the new Anzac Hall with its connection to the main structure, while Scott Carver will be in charge of the southern entrance.

Courtesy of COX Render Courtesy of COX Render Courtesy of COX Render Courtesy of Scott Carver + 8

Antivilla / Brandlhuber+Emde, Burlon

© Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer © Erica Overmeer + 27

How BIM Can Make Building Renovations and Retrofits More Efficient

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an increasingly common acronym among architects. Most offices and professionals are already migrating or planning to switch to this system, which represents digitally the physical and functional characteristics of a building, integrating various information about all components present in a project. Through BIM software it is possible to digitally create one or more accurate virtual models of a building, which provides greater cost control and efficiency in the work. It is also possible to simulate the building, understanding its behavior before the start of construction and supporting the project throughout its phases, including after construction or dismantling and demolition.

Reforma do Mason Bros Warehouse / Warren and Mahoney. Image © Simon Devitt Reforma do Mason Bros Warehouse / Warren and Mahoney. Image © Simon Devitt © Bruce Damonte Novo Laboratório, Centro de Pesquisa e Fábrica / Marvel Architects. Image © David Sundberg | Esto + 9

Vegan House / Block Architects

© Quang Tran © Quang Tran © Quang Tran © Quang Tran + 35

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Architects: Block Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 60.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2014

House in Tajiri 2 / Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates

Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates Courtesy of Kazunori Fujimoto Architect & Associates + 10

Fukuyama, Japan

Tower House / Austin Maynard Architects

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts + 49

Alphington, Australia

Daoíz y Velarde Cultural Center / Rafael de La-Hoz

© Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga © Alfonso Quiroga + 12

Venturada, Spain
  • Architects: Rafael de La-Hoz
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 6850.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013

Tsukiji Room H / Yuichi Yoshida & associates

© Katsumi Hirabayashi © Katsumi Hirabayashi © Katsumi Hirabayashi © Katsumi Hirabayashi + 18

Dirk Denison Renovates the Mies Van Der Rohe Bailey Hall

The Mies van der Rohe residential building, the Bailey Hall built in 1955, at Illinois Institute of Technology will be subject to renovation works by Dirk Denison Architects. The Chicago-based firm will modernize the mechanical, structural, and interior works, modifying its original function, and introducing a new configuration to host up to 330 first- and second-year students, while the exterior will remain faithful to the original design and the ground floor lobby will still hold on to the Mies’ iconic recessed glass lobby.

Space of No Use Showroom / Kosaku Matsumoto

© Nobutada OMOTE
© Nobutada OMOTE

© Nobutada OMOTE © Nobutada OMOTE © Nobutada OMOTE © Nobutada OMOTE + 16

  • Architects: Kosaku Matsumoto
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 25.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2018

What's Pushing Refurbishment Fever in China?

China seems to be at the peak of a refurbishment fever. Not only hutongs in historic downtowns, but abandoned industrial factories are becoming new tech or cultural hubs, and even buildings in the risk of collapse are refurbished to extend their lifespan. Why is this happening? Who is investing? How could this happen in a country where you cannot buy properties?

In this edition of Editor's Talk, our editors from ArchDaily China share their thoughts on how in a fast-paced development process, such as the one China is going through, there is a refurbishment fever in its biggest cities.

Saboc Restaurant / Ventura Studio + Adam Bresnick

© Meritxel Arjalaguer © Meritxel Arjalaguer © Meritxel Arjalaguer © Meritxel Arjalaguer + 23

Barcelona, Spain

House on Burrow Beach / Plus Architecture

© Mary-Louise Halpenny © Mary-Louise Halpenny © Mary-Louise Halpenny © Mary-Louise Halpenny + 12

Dublin, Ireland

GDP93 / Ventura Studio

© Juan Baraja © Juan Baraja © Juan Baraja © Juan Baraja + 20

  • Architects: Ventura Estudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 200.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007

V12 House / Ventura Studio

© Peter Field Peck © Peter Field Peck © Peter Field Peck © Peter Field Peck + 20

Ulloa, Spain
  • Architects: Ventura Estudio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 400.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007