Green renovation

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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Two-Year Renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat is Complete

Two-Year Renovation of Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat is Complete

The three-story, single-family home was built on a hillside in Brno in 1930 for a Jewish family, and it was seized in 1939 by the Gestapo and later used as an office and apartment building. Since 1994,

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New Jersey Ranch Home Marketed As “Tear-Down” is Eco-Renovated Instead

New Jersey Ranch Home Marketed As “Tear-Down” is Eco-Renovated Instead

Rather than tear down the home, the owners wanted to renovate it and avoid sending the materials to the landfill. Located in a desirable location of New Jersey within walking distance of the town and many

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UCLA’s Young Library Undergoes Landmark LEED Gold Renovation

UCLA’s Young Library Undergoes Landmark LEED Gold Renovation

UCLA's Charles E. Young Library was originally designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick E. Emmons in the 60s, but after the turn of the century had become outdated. Rather than tearing it down and

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PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

PHOTOS: Incredible Renovation of London’s Historic King’s Cross Station is Complete

As the station was originally built in 1852 and listed as a Grade I facility, the facade had to remain fully intact. The renovation had to carefully and creatively restore and keep this intact while

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Avant Garde Cineteca Madrid Glows With Dozens of LED Tubes

Avant Garde Cineteca Madrid Glows With Dozens of LED Tubes

Cineteca Madrid's library is intersected by a trapezoidal staircase woven with clear plastic tubes filled with energy saving LED lights that give off just enough light to allow visitors to browse an

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Abandoned Grain Silo Converted into Arenc Silo Opera House in Marseille

Abandoned Grain Silo Converted into Arenc Silo Opera House in Marseille

The Arenc Silo was built in the mid 1920s and has held a prominent position near the port of Marseille. For many years, the silo sat vacant and abandoned, but when the neighborhood began undergoing

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Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

Starbucks Transforms Historic Amsterdam Bank Vault Into Custom Hyper Local Coffee Shop

This Friday, March 9th, Starbucks will open its first European concept store located in a renovated historic bank in Amsterdam. The new new shop is located in the vault of the historic Amsterdamsche Bank,

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Perkins+Will’s Atlanta Office Is Now the Highest Scoring LEED-Platinum Project in North America

Perkins+Will’s Atlanta Office Is Now the Highest Scoring LEED-Platinum Project in North America

Perkins+Will's new Atlanta office is the current record holder as the highest scoring LEED Platinum project in North America under the 2009 version of LEED for New Construction. This super high

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Aiming for Net-Zero Energy

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Aiming for Net-Zero Energy

Frank Lloyd Wright's reverence for the natural world is well documented - the famed architect coined the term "organic architecture," a style of building that blends in seamlessly with the natural world.

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NRJA Proposes to Renovate Historic Latvian Police Station With Pop Up Modern Addition

NRJA Proposes to Renovate Historic Latvian Police Station With Pop Up Modern Addition

A police station built in the early 20th century in Riga, Latvia is hosting a competition to renovate the site, and architecture firm NRJA (which stands for No Rules Just Architecture - just about the

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Health Care Provider Kaiser Permanente Announces 30% CO2 Reduction by 2020

Health Care Provider Kaiser Permanente Announces 30% CO2 Reduction by 2020

According to Kaiser Permanente, health care activities as a whole contribute eight percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions produced in the United States. That’s a surprisingly large number, and

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18th Century Romanian Bastion Transformed Into Green-Roofed Public Center

18th Century Romanian Bastion Transformed Into Green-Roofed Public Center

The complex was initially in a state of disrepair, and the architects took great care in removing cement patches added in the 70s which would have further deteriorated the original brick. The design was

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ANTONAS Wants to Convert Ordinary Buses Into Roaming Hostels

ANTONAS Wants to Convert Ordinary Buses Into Roaming Hostels

ANTONAS suggests that the existing bus should be left untouched on the outside while the interior should be converted into 7 small rooms. There will also be a water closet and a living area, along with

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Project Orange Gives a Traditional Victorian Building a Modern Facelift in England

Project Orange Gives a Traditional Victorian Building a Modern Facelift in England

Extending the building upwards, duplex studio office units have been installed to replace the original pitched roof. Modern and abstract, the new shape of the roof adds a dynamic form to the immediate

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Solar-Powered DomoLab in France is a Candy Cane-Colored Paragon of Sustainability

Solar-Powered DomoLab in France is a Candy Cane-Colored Paragon of Sustainability

The DomoLab's roof is covered with SG solar tiles designed specifically for large installations. It is a freestanding system that is also completely waterproof. This takes care of renewable generation,

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