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Refurbishment: The Latest Architecture and News

Dirk Denison Renovates the Mies Van Der Rohe Bailey Hall

11:00 - 7 August, 2019
Dirk Denison Renovates the Mies Van Der Rohe Bailey Hall, Courtesy of Dirk Denison Architects
Courtesy of Dirk Denison Architects

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

00:00 - 26 June, 2019
© Nobutada OMOTE
© Nobutada OMOTE

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

What's Pushing Refurbishment Fever in China?

06:30 - 25 June, 2019
What's Pushing Refurbishment Fever in China?, Miniature Beijing: the Conversion of No. 28 Dayuan Hu Tong / Atelier Li Xinggang. Image © Shengliang Su
Miniature Beijing: the Conversion of No. 28 Dayuan Hu Tong / Atelier Li Xinggang. Image © Shengliang Su

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

13:00 - 23 June, 2019
Saboc Restaurant / Ventura Studio + Adam Bresnick, © Meritxel Arjalaguer
© Meritxel Arjalaguer

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

House on Burrow Beach / Plus Architecture

02:00 - 22 June, 2019
House on Burrow Beach / Plus Architecture, © Mary-Louise Halpenny
© Mary-Louise Halpenny

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

GDP93 / Ventura Studio

14:00 - 21 June, 2019
GDP93 / Ventura Studio, © Juan Baraja
© Juan Baraja

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

V12 House / Ventura Studio

02:00 - 21 June, 2019
V12 House / Ventura Studio, © Peter Field Peck
© Peter Field Peck

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

Lotrinský Hotel / EA Architekti

01:00 - 20 June, 2019
Lotrinský Hotel / EA Architekti, © KIVA - Vladimír Novotný
© KIVA - Vladimír Novotný

© KIVA - Vladimír Novotný © KIVA - Vladimír Novotný © KIVA - Vladimír Novotný © KIVA - Vladimír Novotný + 32

Tianu The Revival Project / Studio PKA

21:00 - 12 June, 2019
Tianu The Revival Project / Studio PKA, © Niveditaa Gupta
© Niveditaa Gupta

© Niveditaa Gupta © Niveditaa Gupta © Niveditaa Gupta © Niveditaa Gupta + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Ballard Estate, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Puran Kumar
  • Design Team

    Noel Woodward, George Chacko, Nivedita Parab
  • Area

    371.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Adaptation of The Roman Ruins of Can Tacó / Toni Girones

06:00 - 10 June, 2019
Adaptation of The Roman Ruins of Can Tacó  / Toni Girones, © Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions
© Sabem.com i Aeroproduccions

© Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez © Aitor Estevez + 28

Architect Transforms a Copenhagen Railway Depot into a Colorful Playground

07:00 - 6 June, 2019
Architect Transforms a Copenhagen Railway Depot into a Colorful Playground, © Illya Rastvorov
© Illya Rastvorov

The 2019 CANactions International Architecture Festival focused on an exploration of a notion of "Hromada" — Ukrainian name for the 'community', which is embedded into the country's historic and cultural codes and reflected in contemporary social movements and architectural forms.

Architect Illya Rastvorov is one of the winners of this year’s CANactions Youth Competition presented in Kyiv, Ukraine. For his proposal, the architect transformed the railroad depot of the Copenhagen Railway Station in Denmark into the “Copenhagen Playground”, a recreational area that caters to people of all ages and enhances the social conditions of the city.

© Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov © Illya Rastvorov + 7

Local House / MAKE Architecture

17:00 - 26 May, 2019
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts + 26

What to Know Before Tackling a Renovation Project

06:30 - 9 May, 2019
What to Know Before Tackling a Renovation Project, Battersea Arts Centre by Haworth Tompkins. Image © Fred Howarth
Battersea Arts Centre by Haworth Tompkins. Image © Fred Howarth

As technology moves forward, so does architecture and construction. Architects, designers, and planners around the world now have infinite tools and resources to design and build the cities of today and the future.  As promising as this may sound, new construction is also consuming our world’s limited resources faster than we can replenish them.

This situation leaves architects with an important responsibility: the rehabilitation and reuse of the existing built environment. This means using creative thinking and design to save and incorporate old or historic buildings that currently exist, in the present and future of our cities, by adapting them through creative and sensitive treatments.

ArchDaily Topics - May: Use & Reuse

12:00 - 8 May, 2019
ArchDaily Topics - May: Use & Reuse, Courtesy of ArchDaily
Courtesy of ArchDaily

“The greenest building is the one that is already built." (Carl Elefante, FAIA)

The world’s urban population will double by 2050, and cities need to come up with sustainable ways to accommodate this mass movement. We often see projects being built as quickly as possible to support growth, however, rapid growth often leads to cities and buildings that lack originality.

A smarter and more sustainable solution is to increase the density of existing centers, as well as to recover existing structures through refurbishment and repurposing. But, turning something old into something new is a challenging process — it requires a bold vision and a rigorous commitment to design.

A Complementary Architectural Dialogue of Past and Present in the Refurbishment of Hotel Fouquet Barrière

07:00 - 26 April, 2019
A Complementary Architectural Dialogue of Past and Present in the Refurbishment of Hotel Fouquet Barrière, © Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

Although ancient buildings carry compelling architectural presence, demolition or radical change is often their fate. While some architects prefer to introduce thoroughly new structures, others choose to honor the works of historic architects, who built the basis and foundations of structures that helped shape up cities today.

For the refurbishment of ParisHotel Fouquet Barrière, located one block facing Avenue des Champs Elysées, Edouard François was selected to renovate the entire property, including offices, spa services, façade, and courtyards. François’ design strategy was rather unambiguous, using only two keywords as reference: “COPY-EDIT”; a reinterpretation of the “old” through contemporary technologies and modified material.

© Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu © Laurian Ghinitoiu + 18

Tree House / 6a Architects

17:00 - 14 April, 2019
Tree House  / 6a Architects, © Johan Dehlin
© Johan Dehlin

© Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin © Johan Dehlin + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    United Kingdom
  • Category

  • Project Team

    Stephanie Macdonald, Tom Emerson, John Ross, Alice Colverd, Cécile David
  • Area

    57.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Skate Park Nou Barris / SCOB

16:39 - 6 April, 2019
Skate Park Nou Barris / SCOB, © Adrià Goula
© Adrià Goula

© Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula © Adrià Goula + 6