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Nicolas Tye Architects Create A Modern and Eco-Friendly Studio On The Ruins Of An Old Barn

Nicolas Tye Architects Create A Modern and Eco-Friendly Studio On The Ruins Of An Old Barn

Nicolas Tye started his architecture firm in his private home, but soon he had more employees than he had space, so they needed to expand. Tye chose to keep the office on-site and to build a modern space

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Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Suma designed a 40-square-meter glass and steel structure which will contain office spaces for an IT firm and made sure to include all the digital infrastructure necessary for daily operation. Even though

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Abandoned brick building renovated into ‘house within a house’ children’s center

Abandoned brick building renovated into ‘house within a house’ children’s center

South Korean architecture firm UTAA renovated a drab brick building into Pinocchio, a fun and welcoming children’s center. Located in a secluded rural landscape near Pocheon’s Unak Mountain, the

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India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

India’s high-flying Hornbill House is a treetop paradise built with stone and mud

Hidden deep into the forests of southern India, this renovated bungalow provides an ideal quiet space for those looking to escape the city and enjoy nature. Called Hornbill house, the building is part of

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INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

INTERVIEW: Architect David Hertz on how to build with old planes

Inhabitat: When did it first occur to you to use an old airplane to create parts of the house? David: I have been interested in what we Take, Make and Waste, from our society's waste streams for almost 3

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Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Having a place to be creative and socialize could be life-changing for kids living in unsafe city neighborhoods. Members of the inspiring Nuevo South community organization in South LA, dedicated to

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Bach Architecture literally brought a breath of fresh air into an aging house in San Francisco

Bach Architecture literally brought a breath of fresh air into an aging house in San Francisco

Bach Architects remodeled a charming house in San Francisco and added a new floor to accommodate the spatial needs of a growing family. The renovation project was designed to maintain an optimal indoor

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Stylists convert retro trailer into chic and funky HairStream studio

Stylists convert retro trailer into chic and funky HairStream studio

Brick and mortar businesses seem to be going the way of the dodo, and instead, unconventional structures are popping up, providing the same services with tons more flair and coziness. Take the HairStream

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Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Roy David Studio faced two major challenges with the Motelparo villa project: first, was the task of designing the renovation from overseas, and second, the firm had to contend with the region’s strict

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Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

We love to see an old beat up bus or van restored to its former glory, but we especially swoon over renovated Airstream trailers - and this one is awesome. Originally used as an old hunting and fishing

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Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

Abandoned parking garage transformed into a glowing office in San Francisco

This repurposed old garage in San Francisco looks like it's been renovated by Spiderman! The new LED-lit facade of the concrete building is wrapped in a CNC fabricated web-like metal screen that draws

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The Big Green Bus is a retired city bus renovated into a mini traveling hotel

The Big Green Bus is a retired city bus renovated into a mini traveling hotel

Collier-Woods bought the 31-year-old public transport bus on eBay for £4,500 (approx $7,400). "I had a look on eBay and found that double deckers were not as expensive as I would have thought, so bought

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Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

With a smart design strategy, even the most boring buildings can be transformed into interesting spaces. Architecture firm Studio Vara redesigned a plain commercial box building in San Francisco and

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A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

A classic old home in China is transformed with a mirror-clad exhibition space

Yoon Space Design renovated and extended an existing house in Cheongdo, China, and created a gallery space dedicated to the work of South Korean potter Jung Gil-Young. The principal exhibition space is

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4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

The villa was originally built for a the architect, Barry Dierks, and his partner. It was built in 1926, sold in 2011, after which 4a Architekten were commissioned to renovate the building. The team

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ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

Paris-based Agence Nicolas Michelin et Associés transformed existing buildings of the heritage site in Bordeaux into a housing block that offers a variety of living units and engages in a dialogue with

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6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

A good barn conversion can look stunning. An old and derelict work building can be brought back to life with a sensitive and imaginative transformation. Here are five ideas. Barns need imagination A

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BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

Rotterndam-based BYTR architects designed an extension of a detached 19th century home in the city of Zeist, in The Netherlands, and combined the two spaces under one roof. Mansard architecture and modern

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The Rainbow Chapel’s stunning kaleidoscope windows reference ancient Chinese symbolism

The Rainbow Chapel’s stunning kaleidoscope windows reference ancient Chinese symbolism

This gorgeous wedding chapel in Shanghai, designed by Chinese studio Coordination Asia is enclosed in glass panels made from 3060 elements using 65 different colors. The kaleidoscope windows of the

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Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the ‘Oscars of existing buildings’

Gorgeous Passive House renovation in New York wins the ‘Oscars of existing buildings’

The terraced energy-efficient residence in the Village of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, is a retrofit and extension of an existing house built in 1963. New York-based Benzing Architects

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Fairphone’s Amsterdam offices built inside an old warehouse using reclaimed materials

Fairphone’s Amsterdam offices built inside an old warehouse using reclaimed materials

Amsterdam-based firms Melinda Delst Interior Design and Studio Modderman designed the new headquarters for smartphone manufacturer Fairphone as a space which reflects the company's focus on ethically

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Bromley Caldari Architects transform a crumbling 1960’s A-Frame house into a sunlit seaside home

Bromley Caldari Architects transform a crumbling 1960’s A-Frame house into a sunlit seaside home

New York-based Bromley Caldari Architects transformed a derelict Fire Island home into a gorgeous pyramidal structure that offers panoramic views of the bay. The original 1960s building, with a leaky roof

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Boiler Central is a gorgeous renovated hub for creatives in Denmark

Boiler Central is a gorgeous renovated hub for creatives in Denmark

The 1,200-square-meter (13,000-square-foot) refurbished brick building will become home to over 30 creative companies, as part of an effort to “combine innovation, creativity, design and business

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1970’s Roman apartment reconfigured as modern Twin Flats

1970’s Roman apartment reconfigured as modern Twin Flats

Italian architecture firm Officina Leonardo renovated an apartment in a 1970's building in Rome, creating a more spacious living area dominated by wood cladding. The project includes two self-contained

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Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Italian architecture firm Messner Architects renovated a traditional alpine workshop and transformed it into a much more spacious workspace bathed in natural light. The building, owned by a sculptor and

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Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners just completed the first building of the Château Margaux winery in Bordeaux, which includes refurbished buildings, a large new vinery and Vinothèque and existing two-century old

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This home is a small timber cottage on the inside and an automated concrete monolith on the outside

This home is a small timber cottage on the inside and an automated concrete monolith on the outside

You wouldn't think it, but this modern suburban home located in Melbourne, Australia, was once a small timber cottage. Dubbed "Green House", the structure is topped with a roof made completely of

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PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

The existing house was re-planned, introducing a new entry foyer, large staircase and environments bathed in natural light. A central multi-level void dominates the new house and provides natural

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Rural writer’s nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

Rural writer’s nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

A family in France commissioned Ziegler Antonin to add a writer's nook and garage to an existing home in Senneville sur Fécamp, located in the Normandie region of northern France. Designed to nurture

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FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre “House for Essex” dedicated to a fictional character

FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre “House for Essex” dedicated to a fictional character

The eclectic House for Essex, commissioned for philosopher and critic Alain de Botton's Living Architecture program, is a fairytale-inspired holiday home. Architecture studio FAT and artist Grayson Perry

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