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Humanim’s Baltimore Headquarters Re-Uses the Historic American Brewery Building to Help Revitalize a Troubled Neighborhood

Humanim’s Baltimore Headquarters Re-Uses the Historic American Brewery Building to Help Revitalize a Troubled Neighborhood

Built in 1887, the building was originally inhabited by the Weissner Brewery, which closed and sold during Prohibition and re-opened in 1933 as The American Brewery. In 1977 the building was donated to

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Chiles Residence: From an Abandoned House to a Light-filled Home for Art Collectors

Chiles Residence: From an Abandoned House to a Light-filled Home for Art Collectors

The Chiles Residence is set in a hilly landscape of Raleigh, North Carolina. Overlooking Crabtree Creek, with rotted woodwork and decaying façade, the remains of the old house were transformed into a

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AIA Portland Center for Architecture is a Former Carriage House Transformed into a LEED-Platinum Office Space

AIA Portland Center for Architecture is a Former Carriage House Transformed into a LEED-Platinum Office Space

The AIA Center in Portland was formerly a livery stable, and is thought to be the oldest surviving structure in Portland’s now-thriving Pearl District, a former industrial zone. The building was also

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Boulevard Brewery Expands With a Light- and Hop-Filled Addition in Kansas City

Boulevard Brewery Expands With a Light- and Hop-Filled Addition in Kansas City

Boulevard Brewery is located at the corner of 25th Street and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, MO and they were in need of additional space to hold beer during the brewing process. Working within the

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Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

Ghent’s Industrial Grindbakken Pits Transformed Into a Cutting Edge Art Space

For the Grindbakken pits' first temporary activity, Rotor came up with the idea of framing several parts of the concrete, as opposed to painting them. Their concept adapts and reuses what already existed

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Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

Comoco Architects Transforms a Portuguese Warehouse into a Sports Facility

From the exterior of the building Comoco only made one small renovation to gesture the presence of something new and exciting inside the warehouse. A new entrance was punched into an exterior wall and

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Bogota’s Ecotelhado Colombia is Topped With a Gorgeous Rooftop Garden

Bogota’s Ecotelhado Colombia is Topped With a Gorgeous Rooftop Garden

Ecotelhado Colombia is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Bogotá topped with a green rooftop garden. An intensive renovation transformed the roof of the 50-year-old building into a verdant space that

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HKS Architects’ Renovated Warehouse Earns San Francisco’s First LEED for Homes Mid-rise Gold Certification

HKS Architects’ Renovated Warehouse Earns San Francisco’s First LEED for Homes Mid-rise Gold Certification

The Arc Light Co. building originally served as the historic California Electric Light Company, Station B. The building housed arc and incandescent lights used to generate electricity for electric light

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Cold War-Era Russian Bunker Transformed Into Massive Club Beneath Moscow’s Streets

Cold War-Era Russian Bunker Transformed Into Massive Club Beneath Moscow’s Streets

Spanning 75,000 square feet of underground space near the Taganskaya subway station, The Tagansky Protected Command Point was in use from the 1950s to 1986 when it fell into disrepair. At one time, 3,000

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Paradise Lane Undergoes Eco Renovation to Become a Stunning Contemporary Home

Paradise Lane Undergoes Eco Renovation to Become a Stunning Contemporary Home

Paradise Lane was custom-built in 1968 by a local New Milford architect for his own family, but by the time Donald Billinkoff got a hold of it, the home had some peculiar features. As one of Billinkoff's

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Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Turns an Old Santa Monica Warehouse Into a New Animation Studio

Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Turns an Old Santa Monica Warehouse Into a New Animation Studio

Santa Monica’s industrial corridor has just seen yet another hi-tech/entertainment company move in and renovate an older building into an inspiring office. Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc and Andy

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SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

SCAD Students Attend Class in a Spectacular Restored Medieval Village in Southern France

The stunning stone village of Lacoste has changed hands numerous times over the last few centuries, and some of its oldest buildings date as far back as the 12th century. The region itself boasts over

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The Yard is an Ambitious Self-Build Estate Constructed to BREEAM Standards in the UK

The Yard is an Ambitious Self-Build Estate Constructed to BREEAM Standards in the UK

The plan for the site was split into three phases; the first construction phase formed a ring of self-built houses around a communal green space. The second phase saw the homes finished with external

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Jeanne Gang Pitches Adaptive Reuse Proposal for Chicago’s Threatened Prentice Women’s Hospital

Jeanne Gang Pitches Adaptive Reuse Proposal for Chicago’s Threatened Prentice Women’s Hospital

New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman and architect Jeanne Gang both waded into one of Chicago's biggest preservation battles this week in an effort to save Prentice Women's Hospital,

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Green-Roofed Maison L Renovation in France Scoops RIBA’s 2012 Manser Medal for New Home Design

Green-Roofed Maison L Renovation in France Scoops RIBA’s 2012 Manser Medal for New Home Design

Angela Brady said "Maison L is a stunningly original house that creatively responds to the needs of its household – here everyone has their own private bedroom tower, but can come together in the most

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Big Box Supermarket Transformed into Gorgeous Eden Prairie Library in Minnesota

Big Box Supermarket Transformed into Gorgeous Eden Prairie Library in Minnesota

The community of Hennepin County seized the opportunity to buy the out-of-business big box retailer when it was left without a tenant. Rather than letting the empty building mar the neighborhood, they

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Underground Mushroom Tunnel Wins London’s High Line-Inspired Green Design Competition

Underground Mushroom Tunnel Wins London’s High Line-Inspired Green Design Competition

The competition was hosted by The Landscape Institute, the Mayor of London and the Garden Museum, and judged by a panel of experts that included the founders of the High Line. Over 170 designs were

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SFOSL’s Stunningly Renovated 20th Street Residence in Portrero Hill Tops AIA SF Homes Tours

SFOSL’s Stunningly Renovated 20th Street Residence in Portrero Hill Tops AIA SF Homes Tours

One of the most impressive aspects about this project is the budget. At just $176 per square foot, SFOSL's home remodel on 20th Street cost significantly less than most 'affordable' housing projects in

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XPIRAL’s Renovated Nautical Club in Spain Looks Like a Ship Under Construction

XPIRAL’s Renovated Nautical Club in Spain Looks Like a Ship Under Construction

The project is consistent in one major way – it is based on prefabricated elements that can be dismantled at any time (dry construction). These are completed with compact cellulose panels, cellular

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Elqui Domos Hotel: A Star-Gazer’s Paradise Tucked Among The Chilean Mountains

Elqui Domos Hotel: A Star-Gazer’s Paradise Tucked Among The Chilean Mountains

Elqui Domos was originally built about 10 years ago in an area known for amazing weather and night sky views. It consisted of some small cabins and a series of small geodesic dome-like structures with

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PHOTOS: Les Docks Design Center is Topped by a Luscious Green Roof Terrace in Paris

PHOTOS: Les Docks Design Center is Topped by a Luscious Green Roof Terrace in Paris

Les Docks´ four floors can be wandered around using the iconic indoor-outdoor green stairs located on the facade of the concrete building. The top floor offers great views of the city as well as a green

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Berkeley YMCA – PG&E Teen Center wins AIA Award for Energy and Sustainability

Berkeley YMCA – PG&E Teen Center wins AIA Award for Energy and Sustainability

The building, originally built in 1964, was a former PG&E payment center, and in an effort to enrich the community PG&E donated the building to the YMCA. The renovation was conceived as a project

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Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Creates Sustainable Update to 1950s-era Brazilian Stadium for 2014 World Cup

Fernandes Arquitetos Associados Creates Sustainable Update to 1950s-era Brazilian Stadium for 2014 World Cup

The stadium, originally named for journalist Mario Filho, has an impressive new structure revolving around one important feature; the roof. The new light-gauge structured roof will sail above the

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The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris Boasts a Lush 650-foot Green Wall by Patrick Blanc

The Museé du Quai Branly in Paris Boasts a Lush 650-foot Green Wall by Patrick Blanc

Featuring a 40-foot high and 650-foot long stunning green wall, The Museé du Quai Branly is definetely worth a visit if you are in Paris. Designed and planted by Gilles Clément and Patrick Blanc, it is

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Cykel Architecture’s Holly Tree Farm is a Modern Farmhouse Made with Reclaimed Materials

Cykel Architecture’s Holly Tree Farm is a Modern Farmhouse Made with Reclaimed Materials

Holly Farm in Southern Tasmania is a sprawling new farmhouse made of reclaimed materials from the previous home that sat on its site, which was damaged in a fire. Designed by Cykel Architecture, the

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The Shakin Stevens House is a Modern Renovation that Embraces Green Design in Melbourne

The Shakin Stevens House is a Modern Renovation that Embraces Green Design in Melbourne

The owners of the Shakin Stevens House wanted to be connected with "green" space and increase the amenities of the home without increasing the floor space too much. Like many renovations in Melbourne, the

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Inhabitat Tours John Lum Architecture’s Stunningly Renovated St. Germain Residence in San Francisco!

Inhabitat Tours John Lum Architecture’s Stunningly Renovated St. Germain Residence in San Francisco!

While the exterior remains true to its original form, simple modern elements hint at new life brewing inside. The terraced landscaping literally spills out of the completely remodeled basement, which now

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The Grounds Cafe is a Thriving Vintage Throwback to the Pre-GMO Era in Australia

The Grounds Cafe is a Thriving Vintage Throwback to the Pre-GMO Era in Australia

Caroline Choker wanted to retain as much of the industrial chic flavor of the original building as possible. As such, much of the original infrastructure such as wooden trusses and cement beams are left

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Droog Hotel: Droog’s Plug-N-Play Amsterdam Oasis Rejuvenates Your Body And Mind

Droog Hotel: Droog’s Plug-N-Play Amsterdam Oasis Rejuvenates Your Body And Mind

Hotels are supposed to be an oasis for the wayfarer - a place of rest and relaxation for those on a long journey away from home. Gone are the days when just a warm bed and a plate of dinner made you feel

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KD Architects Transforms Old Singapore Shophouse into a Cozy Modern Home With a Pool Inside

KD Architects Transforms Old Singapore Shophouse into a Cozy Modern Home With a Pool Inside

The Pool Shophouse is one of eight renovated properties in the Lorong 24A Shophouse Series, for which various architects were asked to adapt and extend properties in the Geylang neighborhood. In the case

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