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Hecker Guthrie Transforms a Former Church into the Old Library Restaurant in Australia

Hecker Guthrie Transforms a Former Church into the Old Library Restaurant in Australia

The designers took the original structure of the building and re-imagined the interior. They kept the exposed beams and timber lining, but incorporated oak, linen, white timber and steel to create a touch

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1K Fulton: Chicago Cold Storage Facility Defrosted To Make Way For New Adaptive Reuse Office

1K Fulton: Chicago Cold Storage Facility Defrosted To Make Way For New Adaptive Reuse Office

When Fulton Street Cold Storage building was built in 1923 it was one of the most technologically advanced refrigeration buildings with elevators, cork insulation, sprinkler system and ammonia

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Gigantic Coal Gasometers Transformed into Thriving Communities in Vienna

Gigantic Coal Gasometers Transformed into Thriving Communities in Vienna

The gasometers are four gigantic gas tanks enclosed by a brick façade, each approximately 230 feet tall, 197 feet in diameter, and with a storage capacity of over 3 million cubic feet. Once used for the

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The Silo is an Upscale Loft Apartment Built into a 1940′s Grain Silo in Texas

The Silo is an Upscale Loft Apartment Built into a 1940′s Grain Silo in Texas

The owners of the Gruene Homestead Inn purchased the 1940s grain silo from their neighbors in 2007 and proceeded to give it a personal work over. The interior was converted into a loft apartment that has

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Alex Cochrane Architects Renovate a Victorian Boathouse Into a Lakeside Creative Retreat

Alex Cochrane Architects Renovate a Victorian Boathouse Into a Lakeside Creative Retreat

Alex Cochrane Architects updated this traditional Victorian boathouse in England with a beautiful renovation that transforms it into a creative refuge overlooking a lake. The London-based design studio

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Lorcan O’Herlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin

Lorcan O’Herlihy Greens Up a Historic Home Renovation in Dublin

Located in the heart of Dublin, the existing Georgian Manor was combined with a converted coach house and an additional 160 square meters of living space to create a modern home with a historic flare. The

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Haus im Haus: Hamburg’s Historic Chamber of Commerce Renovated With a Gleaming Glass Gem

Haus im Haus: Hamburg’s Historic Chamber of Commerce Renovated With a Gleaming Glass Gem

Benisch Architecten won 1st prize in an architecture competition to design a renovation for the historic Handelskamer, which serves as Hamburg's Chamber of Commerce. Originally, the plan was to insert a

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Old Shoe Factory Converted Into Bright & Colorful Architecture Research Center in Cyprus

Old Shoe Factory Converted Into Bright & Colorful Architecture Research Center in Cyprus

The design for the new education building was largely determined by the needs of the architecture department, the restrictions of the existing structure, and the tight budget of the university. One of the

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Golden Gate Valley Library is a Solar-Powered LEED Gold Renovation in San Francisco

Golden Gate Valley Library is a Solar-Powered LEED Gold Renovation in San Francisco

Originally the Golden Gate Valley Library was named the Carnegie Library and was completed in 1918 in the Beaux-Arts style by architect Ernest Coxhead. The basilica-shaped library needed a renovation and

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Bold Historic Revival Renovation by The Ranch Mine in Phoenix, AZ

Bold Historic Revival Renovation by The Ranch Mine in Phoenix, AZ

The Revival house is a one-story Spanish Colonial in the North Encanto area in central Phoenix. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,789 sq ft home was redesigned by The Ranch Mine, developed by Firefly Living and

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7 Eco-Shelters for Surviving the 12-21-12 Apocalypse

7 Eco-Shelters for Surviving the 12-21-12 Apocalypse

Survival Condo: Bunker-Apartment in the US If you were looking for a totally indestructible shelter for surviving the approaching 2012-doomsday scenario, a converted nuclear ballistic missile silo

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The IBC Innovation Factory Is a Creative Learning Environment Built In a Former Paint Factory

The IBC Innovation Factory Is a Creative Learning Environment Built In a Former Paint Factory

Originally built in 1978, the GORI paint factory was considered innovative and set new standards for manufacturing facilities. It was the first factory plant in Denmark to unite production and management

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Unit B4 by MAKE Hides a Contemporary Wooden Office Within an Industrial Shell

Unit B4 by MAKE Hides a Contemporary Wooden Office Within an Industrial Shell

The modern Unit B4 was designed to house Goodman’s South Sydney team and to also operate as a showroom to exhibit work to clients visiting the office. The space has a long common desk with a sculptural

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OostCampus: Carlos Arroyo Adds Clouds to an Old Coke Factory for a Municipal Complex in Belgium

OostCampus: Carlos Arroyo Adds Clouds to an Old Coke Factory for a Municipal Complex in Belgium

By leaving the existing building alone, Arroyo has dramatically reduced the project's carbon footprint, and it cost just one third of what a new build would have required. The cloud shell creates a more

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YLab Arquitectos’ Home Renovation in Cerdanyola del Vallès Unifies Interior and Exterior Spaces

YLab Arquitectos’ Home Renovation in Cerdanyola del Vallès Unifies Interior and Exterior Spaces

For the renovation of a single-family home in the Bellaterra quarter of Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain, YLab Arquitectos oversaw a complete rehabilitation of the interior spaces, as well as the

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Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind Transforms Old Flower Market into Dynamic Jewish Museum Education Center

Daniel Libeskind has transformed the site of a former flower market in Berlin into an education center at the city's Jewish Museum. The design of the Academy is angular and dynamic, resembling a roughly

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Gensler Hacks the J. Edgar Hoover Building To Envision the Office Building of the Future

Gensler Hacks the J. Edgar Hoover Building To Envision the Office Building of the Future

This past year Gensler worked on a plan to envision what an office building would look like in 2050 as part of the NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Association) competition. Gensler was named one

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Tankstelle Bülowstrasse is a Renovated Gas Station Turned Art Studio in Berlin

Tankstelle Bülowstrasse is a Renovated Gas Station Turned Art Studio in Berlin

The Shell station was built in 1956, but it was abandoned in 1986 and sat empty until it was bought in 2005 by Juerg Judin. Over the next 3 years Judin worked to rehabilitate the station. He

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Paddington Station Renovation Underway As Part of Massive Transportation Improvements in London

Paddington Station Renovation Underway As Part of Massive Transportation Improvements in London

Paddington Station is located on the northwest side of London and serves as the terminal for the dedicated Heathrow Express airport service. Originally constructed in the mid-1850's, Paddington was

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Silo 468 is a Wind-Controlled LED Light Installation in an Abandoned Helsinki Oil Silo

Silo 468 is a Wind-Controlled LED Light Installation in an Abandoned Helsinki Oil Silo

Silo 468 was originally built in the 1960s and it used to store 16,000 m3 of oil - but it has now been transformed into a wind-controlled lighting installation. Located on the water in the

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VLK Architects Renovate Fort Worth Warehouse Into Green iProspect Office

VLK Architects Renovate Fort Worth Warehouse Into Green iProspect Office

When VLK Architects was hired to design iProspect’s new office in Fort Worth, they sought to intertwine the city's historical elements with a high-tech industry. The use of wood, metal, railroad ties

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La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

La Grange de Mon Père is a Delightful Extension to a Tiny Farm House in France

All of the buildings in this farming community of Marseille are defined by a certain aesthetic, one that the clients were loathe to disrupt when the needed to expand their home to accommodate a new child.

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Emma Architecten Transforms 19th Century Dutch Fortress Into Swirling Puur Pavilion

Emma Architecten Transforms 19th Century Dutch Fortress Into Swirling Puur Pavilion

The 19th century Fortress Diemerdam was part of the Stelling of Amsterdam, a line of structures originally built to defend the city. Constructed between 1880 and 1914, the line of defense was made up of

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TT Architects Transform a Former Coffee-Roasting House in Japan into a Creative Office

TT Architects Transform a Former Coffee-Roasting House in Japan into a Creative Office

The former coffee-roasting building in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, has been entirely remodeled within the original shell of the structure. With a variety of spaces such as individual desks and open

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God’s Loftstory: LKSVDD Transforms 1928 Church into Daylight-Filled Home with Shipping Container Studio

God’s Loftstory: LKSVDD Transforms 1928 Church into Daylight-Filled Home with Shipping Container Studio

The renovation of the church was designed as an open structure, which takes advantage of the spaciousness of the 1100 cubic meter volume. The design team at LKSVDD Architecten preserved the stained glass,

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Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Josep Lluís Mateo’s Spectacular Filmoteca de Catalunya is a Modern Cultural Center in Barcelona

Situated in the middle of a bustling plaza and surrounded by apartment buildings, the concrete construction is a colossal cube monument that transforms the area. With the two cinema screens housed in the

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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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