Green renovation

Evolution Bar Revives an Arched 18th Century Romanian Basement

Evolution Bar Revives an Arched 18th Century Romanian Basement

Above the Evolution Bar, Barlica has designed a new Mediterranean restaurant, pictures of which are on their way, while below, the designer thought it prudent to maintain the ambience of the brickwork and

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Fertile House is a Renovated Green Haven in Tours, France

Fertile House is a Renovated Green Haven in Tours, France

  The couple who owned the farm house are getting on in years and wanted to update their residence to provide more space for visitors and create a connection with the outdoors. They also

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Abandoned Warehouse in Chicago Undergoes Green Renovation To Become LEED Platinum Rated Office

Abandoned Warehouse in Chicago Undergoes Green Renovation To Become LEED Platinum Rated Office

The warehouse, which dates back to 1908, is a cavernous space that needed a huge amount of work; all windows and some exterior walls were removed while the rest were insulated. The designers attempted to

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Exit Architects Gives Historical Museum in Spain a Delightful Green Upgrade

Exit Architects Gives Historical Museum in Spain a Delightful Green Upgrade

Recycling cans couldn't get much quirkier or more lovable than these PACMAN containers that gobble-up garbage like their computerized namesake. Designed by Portuguese studio AND-RÉ, the cans are simple

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Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

Sugarhouse Studios Pop-Up Cinema & Workshop Encourages Community Interaction in London

The site for Sugarhouse Studios is located south of the Olympic Park in a former sign-writers workshop, which is scheduled for demolition 2013 as part of a new residential and business development. Rather

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Galveston’s Green Revival House is a LEED Platinum Renovation With Historic Charm

Galveston’s Green Revival House is a LEED Platinum Renovation With Historic Charm

Historic houses can become energy-efficient without losing charm - just look at the Galveston Historical Foundation's Green Revival House at 3101 Avenue Q in Galveston, Texas. The project started when GHF

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Ancient Roman Temple of Diana Restored With Unique Raised Visitor Platform

Ancient Roman Temple of Diana Restored With Unique Raised Visitor Platform

Over the last five years architecture studio José María Sánchez García was faced with the challenge of restoring Spain's ancient archaeological site the Temple of Diana. Located in the city of Merida,

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HASSELL Transforms a Brisbane Bread Factory into a Hip Architecture Studio

HASSELL Transforms a Brisbane Bread Factory into a Hip Architecture Studio

It's no easy feat to transform a bread factory into an inspiring architecture office, but HASSELL worked their magic to create a suite of open plan interconnected studio and meeting spaces. Working as

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Heliocosm is a Refreshing Minimalist Cosmetic Store in Paris

Heliocosm is a Refreshing Minimalist Cosmetic Store in Paris

The newly renovated natural cosmetic store on Herold Street in Paris is a long 100 square meter space, elongated even further by F R E A K S freearchitects' swift interventions. The first and last rooms

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1970s Double-Decker Bus in Berlin Transformed Into Mobile Kiosk

1970s Double-Decker Bus in Berlin Transformed Into Mobile Kiosk

Kjosk is a collaborative project that started when Rosmarie Köckenberger was working as part of the interdisciplinary creative team Balestra Berlin. Featuring an outdoor eating area furnished with

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World War II Flak Tower Transformed Into Tropical Aquarium in Vienna

World War II Flak Tower Transformed Into Tropical Aquarium in Vienna

The blockhouse towers - enormous concrete and steel leviathans that dominated the skyline - were constructed in Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna and used in defense against Allied air raids. Each one was built

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Chelsea Football Club Bid to Turn Iconic Battersea Power Station Into a Stadium

Chelsea Football Club Bid to Turn Iconic Battersea Power Station Into a Stadium

The future of London's renowned Battersea Power Station has long been debated, and numerous bids have been offered up with the hopes of giving the building a new life. Its potential renovation has made

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Former Soap Factory Cleaned Up Into a Sustainable Housing Project in Brussels

Former Soap Factory Cleaned Up Into a Sustainable Housing Project in Brussels

Located less than half a mile from the Grand’Place in Brussels, Savonnerie Heymans is a social housing project converted from a former soap factory. The green renovation was led by MDW Architecture who

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Spanish Architects Transform a Disused Marketplace into a Fun Children’s Center

Spanish Architects Transform a Disused Marketplace into a Fun Children’s Center

Opting for lightweight construction materials, the designers built a double storey wood enclosure that fits inside the cavernous structure that has been disused for several years. A nifty slide connects

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Zaragoza’s Green-Roofed Ronda Office Features a Rolling Rainbow Facade

Zaragoza’s Green-Roofed Ronda Office Features a Rolling Rainbow Facade

The 2008 Expo in Zaragoza took place on the banks of the river Ebro. It was held during the summer and featured exhibits and events that focused on water and sustainable development. From the beginning,

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Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

When the architects at Haworth Tompkins surveyed the site in Snape, Suffolk, the only thing standing was a ruinous brick foundation. The minimum necessary brickwork repairs were carried out before

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Flemish Renovation Combines a Modern ‘Rabbit Hole’ Entrance With Rural Tradition

Flemish Renovation Combines a Modern ‘Rabbit Hole’ Entrance With Rural Tradition

The outdoor area of the site is also enclosed, which spatially connects the home with the veterinary practice adjacent. Large windows help to open the house out to the surrounding farmland that stretches

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Hernandez Silva Arquitectos Design Dizzying Bathroom Above 15th-Floor Elevator Shaft

Hernandez Silva Arquitectos Design Dizzying Bathroom Above 15th-Floor Elevator Shaft

Anyone who's tried to cram an ample lifestyle into a small apartment is familiar with the urge to rebuild hidden corners and closets into functional living space. Hernandez Silva Arquitecto's conversion

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OMA to Transform Stalin-Era Prefab into the New Home for the Garage Center in Moscow

OMA to Transform Stalin-Era Prefab into the New Home for the Garage Center in Moscow

The Garage Center for Contemporary Culture was founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova as a major non-profit arts project, dedicated to exploring and developing contemporary culture in Moscow. The center has

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Castaway House Renovation Is the First Certified Phoenix Green Construction Code Project

Castaway House Renovation Is the First Certified Phoenix Green Construction Code Project

The Castaway House, which was named in reference to the Tom Hanks movie, was originally a 1,000 sq ft mid-century ranch home that was abandoned. The Ranch Mine, which specializes in home renovations, took

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Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Upcycled Shipping Containers Transformed into Modern Spaces By WhiteCrate

Shipping containers are being given a revamp by WhiteCrate, a UK-based company that transforms the old structures into these brilliant pop-up event spaces. The containers begin as ready-built structures

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Zero Carbon IDeAs Z2 Design Facility Pops up in Renovated Silicon Valley Bank

Zero Carbon IDeAs Z2 Design Facility Pops up in Renovated Silicon Valley Bank

Heralded as one of the first zero-energy, zero-carbon commercial buildings in the US, the IDeAs Z2 Design Facility is located in a formerly windowless bank that has been transformed into a light-filled

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6 Amazing Green Renovations That Turn Industrial Buildings into Architectural Gems

6 Amazing Green Renovations That Turn Industrial Buildings into Architectural Gems

WUNDERLAND KALKAR AMUSEMENT PARK SOUTHERN PACIFIC BREWING COMPANY ABC MUSEO UMBAU WASSERTURM - WATER TOWER BATTERSEA POWER STATION 780 BREWSTER Wunderland Kalkar Amusement Park In

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MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

The minimalist home is the first from Victoria-based MAKE Architecture, who completed the construction just last year. Built with sliding walls and big windows for plenty of natural light, the home's

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Norwegian Northface Home Looks Like a Periscope Peering Over the Fjord

Norwegian Northface Home Looks Like a Periscope Peering Over the Fjord

One of the key goals of this program was to renovate the home as economically as possible while optimizing the residence's northern orientation. It was also necessary to maximize the southern exposure.

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LATE Architects Renovates a Dreary Polish Office with Paint and 3,000 Feet of Tape

LATE Architects Renovates a Dreary Polish Office with Paint and 3,000 Feet of Tape

Instead of buying new furniture or adding in partitions, the creative incubator firm Kompany commissioned the LATE design duo to improve their office space using color and typography. But don't be fooled

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California Dreaming: Bold Tasmanian Duplex Renovation Works Passively To Reduce Its Impact

California Dreaming: Bold Tasmanian Duplex Renovation Works Passively To Reduce Its Impact

For the California Dreaming Project, Bild Architecture renovated a duplex development that is located in an area of the city originally developed with inter-war ‘California Bungalow’ type housing.

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Melbourne’s Broadway House Renovated With a Colorful Shade Screen That Blocks The Heat

Melbourne’s Broadway House Renovated With a Colorful Shade Screen That Blocks The Heat

The owners of the Broadway House wanted to expand their living, kitchen and dining zones. Marcus O'Reilly Architects addressed these needs by building a new open floor plan pavilion in the back of the

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Glimmering, Pixelated MUCA Music Center Shines in Southern Spain

Glimmering, Pixelated MUCA Music Center Shines in Southern Spain

Cor & Asociados consulted with local residents to find out what they desired and tried to meet local needs with the MUCA Music Center while working with a maximum budget of €562,800. Beginning by

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CAMPstreet Lofts is an Artsy Adaptive Reuse of a 1920s Factory in San Antonio

CAMPstreet Lofts is an Artsy Adaptive Reuse of a 1920s Factory in San Antonio

CAMPstreet Lofts was originally built in 1926 and served as the Duerler Candy Factory until 1937 when it was taken over by Tobin Surveys. In 2001, Linda Pace, an art patron in San Antonio, bought the

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