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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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A Long Vertical Garden Spruces Up FVArquitectos’ Renovated House in Estoril, Portugal

A Long Vertical Garden Spruces Up FVArquitectos’ Renovated House in Estoril, Portugal

A 563 square foot block house, the House in Estoril is actually quite bland at first glance given its rectangular shape and masculine interior organization. But the green wall gives it some character and

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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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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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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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Three Legged Pig’s Eddie House is a Green Renovation of an Edwardian Era Home in San Francisco

Three Legged Pig’s Eddie House is a Green Renovation of an Edwardian Era Home in San Francisco

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer We toured the Eddie House this weekend as part of AIA SF's 10th annual San Francisco Living: Homes Tours, and came away impressed with Three Legged Pig's handiwork. The

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The Adapted Ochre Barn is a Modernist Retreat with an Open Floor Plan in Norfolk

The Adapted Ochre Barn is a Modernist Retreat with an Open Floor Plan in Norfolk

The long, low brick barn had long since fallen into disrepair when Carl Turner and Mary Martin snatched the farm up. They wanted to create a simple getaway that spoke to the essence of the farm and the

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Drool Over this Stunning Burgundy Barn Renovation by Josephine Interior Design

Drool Over this Stunning Burgundy Barn Renovation by Josephine Interior Design

The renovation was completed by Josephine Interior Design, owned by the energetic and eclectic Josephine Gintzburger. Gintzburger previously worked in the fashion world, and she translated her skills to

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Sydney’s Historic Majestic Theatre Renovated Into Daylit Apartments

Sydney’s Historic Majestic Theatre Renovated Into Daylit Apartments

Located in Petersham to the west of Sydney, the Majestic Theatre Apartments adaptive reuse project created new housing out of a historic building. The original brick Majestic Theatre was built in 1921

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Daniel Libeskind to Transform Maze Prison in War-Torn Ireland Into Center For Peace

Daniel Libeskind to Transform Maze Prison in War-Torn Ireland Into Center For Peace

We may think of Ireland as the origin of Guinness and St. Patrick's Day, but the country's history is far darker than many Americans realize. For centuries, Nationalists who believe Ireland should be

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Keiji Ashizawa Transforms a Dark and Dumpy Tokyo Home into a Light-Filled Skycourt

Keiji Ashizawa Transforms a Dark and Dumpy Tokyo Home into a Light-Filled Skycourt

Whereas most of the existing double story was left alone, Keiji Ashizawa topped off the home with an angular glazed addition that established a third story that opens onto an expansive rooftop terrance.

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Pacific Heights Townhouse Renovated into Light-Filled Eco Home in San Francisco

Pacific Heights Townhouse Renovated into Light-Filled Eco Home in San Francisco

Feldman Architecture was hired by the owners to update and reconfigure this 1906 stucco-clad Victorian. The clients requested to keep the building's traditional feel, but they wanted to infuse modern

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17th Century Palace Transformed into a Luxe Boutique Hotel In Mexico City’s Historic Center

17th Century Palace Transformed into a Luxe Boutique Hotel In Mexico City’s Historic Center

The Palace of the Counts of Miravalle is one of the oldest buildings in Mexico's historic center and was originally home to Don Alonso de Ulibarri Davalos Bracamontes and de la Cueva, who was chancellor

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Modern Coreten Steel Home Cuts Through a Historic Railroad Cottage In The Netherlands

Modern Coreten Steel Home Cuts Through a Historic Railroad Cottage In The Netherlands

The two-story brick volume of the old cottage expands dramatically through the straight lines of Coreten steel to contrast the building with the softness of the surrounding greenery, and the ancient

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Georgia Tech’s Hinman Research Building is a Beautifully Renovated LEED Gold Architecture Studio

Georgia Tech’s Hinman Research Building is a Beautifully Renovated LEED Gold Architecture Studio

Georgia Tech's Hinman Research Building was originally designed by Harold Bush-Brown and P.M. Heffernan in 1939. The building was dedicated to industrial research and was instrumental in the development

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London-based William Tozer Designs Inspiring Loft in Old Factory Building

London-based William Tozer Designs Inspiring Loft in Old Factory Building

The loft's concrete ceilings, warn by time, are accented by beautiful new timber elements in some rooms and white gallery-esque walls in others. Modern pieces of art now hang on the walls such that the

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Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof is a Neoclassic Train Station Transformed Into a Modern Art Museum

Berlin’s Hamburger Bahnhof is a Neoclassic Train Station Transformed Into a Modern Art Museum

The original building dates back to the mid 19th century and features grand windows and skylights set amidst curvy steel beams. Walking along the corridors, visitors can experience how the station was

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The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

The Discovery Factory is an Experimental Space in an Old Philips Factory Where Kids Can Learn About Sustainability

Located in a space overlooking wide grassy areas that used to belong to  Philips, The Discovery Factory is the perfect space for playing and learning. With no need to book in advance, children can pop

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The Netherlands’ Medieval Centraal Museum Gets a Beautiful Glazed Renovation

The Netherlands’ Medieval Centraal Museum Gets a Beautiful Glazed Renovation

The Centraal Museum features fashion, design and contemporary art alongside works by the old masters. A luscious central courtyard provides plenty of natural light and fresh air to the building's

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Edogawa Garage Club Receives a Modern Woven Shade Screen Facelift in Tokyo

Edogawa Garage Club Receives a Modern Woven Shade Screen Facelift in Tokyo

Located in Edogawa, Tokyo, the Edogawa Garage Club is a renovated warehouse with a modern new perforated metal screen skin. The owners with the help of Jun’ichi Ito Architect & Associates decided to

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Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center is a Bustling Eco Hub of Activity

Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center is a Bustling Eco Hub of Activity

One of the main goals for Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC) was to improve the visual presence of the building, and improve the interconnectivity of the athletic facilities and the rest of the school. The

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