Green renovation

Old Bulgarian Trolleybus Transformed Into Awesome New Otets Paisiy Public Library

Old Bulgarian Trolleybus Transformed Into Awesome New Otets Paisiy Public Library

The mobile library is currently located at the corner of “Otets Paisiy” Street and “General Gurko” Street in the town of Plovdiv. The location was chosen for multiple reasons. First, Otets Paisiy

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Taichung InfoBox Is a Bamboo Clad Community Space Retrofit of an Airport Hanger

Taichung InfoBox Is a Bamboo Clad Community Space Retrofit of an Airport Hanger

The original thought was to reclaim an airport terminal for displays of the proposed green development, but when the budget came in so low, the design team took a fresh tact by reclaiming the immense

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Urban Renewal Initiative Revitalizes Three Historic Sites in New Delhi, India

Urban Renewal Initiative Revitalizes Three Historic Sites in New Delhi, India

The Urban Renewal Initiative in New Delhi, India, is a program that promotes the conservation and re-use of buildings and public spaces in historic cities in the Muslim World. The restoration and

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MVRDV and COBE to Transform Danish Concrete Factory Into Rock and Roll Museum

MVRDV and COBE to Transform Danish Concrete Factory Into Rock and Roll Museum

The massive site totals over 147,000 square feet, including 26,000 square feet of existing buildings. The architects' solution was to build on top of the existing halls, adding three new levels. The new

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BOOK REVIEW: Restoring a House in the City

BOOK REVIEW: Restoring a House in the City

It was a great pleasure to step away from the computer and check out a fabulously beautiful book sent to us by Artisan publishers on the eco-friendly practice of restoring townhomes, brownstones and row

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San Francisco’s Waterfront To Get Green Makeover In Lead-Up To America’s Cup

San Francisco’s Waterfront To Get Green Makeover In Lead-Up To America’s Cup

Under design giant AECOM’s leadership, a wide swath of temporary and permanent installations will be built along San Francisco's waterfront to accommodate race infrastructure as well as a massive influx

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Artful Renovation Turns San Francisco’s Historic Pier 24 Into Enormous Photography Gallery

Artful Renovation Turns San Francisco’s Historic Pier 24 Into Enormous Photography Gallery

The building is designated in the National Register, so its renovation had to preserve the site's historic architectural integrity. Envelope a+d responded to this challenge with a design that embraces the

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San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

One of the Harrison Street Residences lies parallel to the street, cloaking the inner courtyard and allowing for greater privacy, space and light shared within a dense urban area. The second residence

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Plans for the Day Lit Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Plans for the Day Lit Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives

Plans have been underway since 1997 to build a new facility for the art museum and film archives, which do not meet current seismic standards. Originally, Tokyo-based Toyo Ito & Associates came up

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Beautifully Renovated Sonoma Barn Uses a Living Screen to Deflect the Summer Heat

Beautifully Renovated Sonoma Barn Uses a Living Screen to Deflect the Summer Heat

The large metal barn structure was renovated and brought back to life as a multi-purpose building for use by the vineyard's owners. The first level includes a large storage space, a workshop, a bathroom

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Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

After a $100 million green renovation that took more than two years, the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification, making it the tallest building in the United States to be LEED

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XV Studio Proposes to Turn Barcelona Bullfighting Ring into Animal-Friendly Eco Center

XV Studio Proposes to Turn Barcelona Bullfighting Ring into Animal-Friendly Eco Center

Built in 1914, la Plaza Monumental sits in what is considered one of the three most prestigious squares in Spain, next to Plaza de Las Ventas in Madrid and the Maestranza in Seville. Once bullfighting was

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Derelict East London Granary Transformed Into Creative Office Spaces & Studios

Derelict East London Granary Transformed Into Creative Office Spaces & Studios

The Granary is located in the Abbey Road Conservation Area and contains a mix of commercial spaces, a public square, a restaurant and a riverside terrace. The mixed-use scheme was designed to be a vibrant

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Interview: Ruud Visser Transforms Old Churches and Water Towers Into Incredible Modern Homes

Interview: Ruud Visser Transforms Old Churches and Water Towers Into Incredible Modern Homes

According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong belief in the

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Belgian Brewery Transformed into Modern Housing Project for Artists

Belgian Brewery Transformed into Modern Housing Project for Artists

The architects sought to integrate as much of the original architecture and structural elements of the former Hallemans brewery as possible into the new design. In order to infuse the historic space with

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Terminal B at San Jose Airport Lands LEED Silver After Major Green Renovation

Terminal B at San Jose Airport Lands LEED Silver After Major Green Renovation

The renovation of the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport was a tricky affair that involved temporary terminals, a tight narrow site with little room to expand into and an ever bustling crowd

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Brilliant Computer History Museum Renovated From a Silicon Valley Tech Building

Brilliant Computer History Museum Renovated From a Silicon Valley Tech Building

The museum got its start back in the 1960s when Gordon and Gwen Bell first exhibited their personal collection of computing devices in the lobby of the Digital Equipment Corporation in Boston. From there

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Subterranean Archaeology Museum Proposed For Antwerp’s Abandoned Tunnels

Subterranean Archaeology Museum Proposed For Antwerp’s Abandoned Tunnels

Martin's thesis project was inspired by the novel Austerlitz, which is an exploration of architecture as a narrative. He proposes transforming the abandoned tunnels underneath Antwerp's central station

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Andrew Maynard’s Ilma Grove Is a Gorgeous Solar Passive Family Home

Andrew Maynard’s Ilma Grove Is a Gorgeous Solar Passive Family Home

The ultimate goal for the owners was to improve the home for their family and reduce their environmental footprint while still maintaining a small home. Originally the home had a brick lean-to at the rear

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PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

PHOTOS: Amazing Renovation of King’s Cross Station & New Western Concourse In Progress

Originally opened in 1852, King's Cross is a key station in London's railway network and its proximity to the St. Pancras mainline station makes it one of Britain's biggest transport hubs. The solidly

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18th Century Stone Cottage Transformed Into Brilliant Pantone 375C Winery

18th Century Stone Cottage Transformed Into Brilliant Pantone 375C Winery

The original 150-acre estate included an old 1970s agricultural warehouse and a 1900s stone cottage, both of which were incorporated the renovated winery. Sala Ferusic sought to make use of these existing

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One of the Safest Investments of All Could be Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

One of the Safest Investments of All Could be Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

As we see the stock market spiral downwards while investors pick their jaws off the floor and rush to safer securities, we have an investment suggestion of our own. Home energy efficiency retrofits can be

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! it’s a… Hostel?!

The Jumbo Hostel is housed within a retrofitted 747-200 situated in the Stockholm-Arlanda airport. The jumbo jet has a long history of service - it was originally built for Singapore Airlines and even

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Beijing Water Cube Transformed Into Happy Magic Water Park!

Beijing Water Cube Transformed Into Happy Magic Water Park!

The Water Cube, originally designed by Australian firm PTW Architects with the help of Arup, was already an amazing work of architecture that garnered a number of awards and had some record-breaking

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Urban Woods: Parasitic Wooden Exoskeleton in Osaka Will Soon Be Covered In Ivy

Urban Woods: Parasitic Wooden Exoskeleton in Osaka Will Soon Be Covered In Ivy

The goal of the renovation was to reintroduce the concept of nature alongside a wide and very busy street. Additionally, the clients hoped to improve the commercial appeal of the building through a more

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Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building Renovated Into Daylit ACCD South Campus In Pasadena

Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building Renovated Into Daylit ACCD South Campus In Pasadena

The original facility helped aircraft companies test their designs until after the Cold War, when Dacor Corporation took it over to build high-end kitchen appliances. The arts college, which is based on

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SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

SF Artist Jay Nelson Hacks Vehicles Into Incredible Faceted Mobile Homes

Nelson, who is originally from Southern California, studied painting and drawing at both Bard and CCA. His work draws upon his love of surfing, the beach and experiences he had as a child helping his

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Ruins of 16th Century Spanish House Converted to Modern Academy

Ruins of 16th Century Spanish House Converted to Modern Academy

The large stone and plaster house was first built in the 1500s, and it went through several awkward additions before it was finally abandoned. Now the property, surrounded by an industrial park, is a

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