In the design of the Sangde Villa, we faced a two-story building on topography with a beautiful view, which was about 7 meters above the street level. The client requested an expansion of the existing building while minimizing any obstruction to the stunning view. This expansion formed the design concept to include an elevator, covered parking, and a janitor’s suite. The expansion began at street level; in this new situation, we encountered a four-story building that looked out of place in the area. To address the project’s disproportionality, the building was placed on a solid stone base in harmony with its surroundings.
Located in Vila Mariana, São Paulo, the townhouse had already undergone some recent transformations. In addition to the joining of two semi-detached houses to fulfill a home-studio program for a young artist, the previous renovation included structural reinforcements and improvements to the kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room.
Architecture and interior design studio Bradley VanDerStraeten has shared photos of a Victorian terrace house renovation in London, England, that was designed with Italian charm, and centered around a sociable kitchen and its pantry. A rear ground floor extension has two peaked volumes that form a stepped plan to respond to the varying lengths of […]
Benthem Crouwel Architects designed the plan for the new Museum Arnhem at a prominent location on a green moraine in the city of Arnhem, The Netherlands. The monumental building from 1873 underwent a spectacular renovation: the characteristic historic dome was restored and a unique new extension of more than 1,100 m2 of exhibition space has been created, added to the existing 1,350 m2 in the monument, resulting in a total of 1,935 ‘state-of-the-art’ exhibition spaces. A special feature is the new wing, which protrudes 15 meters over the moraine, making visitors feel like they are hovering above the trees.
“Ampliación Valle” project is located in Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico, Mexico, and is distinguished by its original French-style chalet house, built in 1965, set in a natural environment overlooking a golf course. The original house is known for its gabled roofs, wooden construction, and circular columns.
This project enables the establishment of a consolidated STEAM precinct for Firbank Grammar School’s Sandringham Primary School campus. Promoting a transdisciplinary STEAM program was a key component of the school’s curriculum. The precinct will bring together class types currently dispersed throughout the campus, including music, art, robotics, and food technology. The proposed site for the new STEAM precinct comprised two existing brick buildings – the Social Centre and a general-purpose classroom building – completed in the early 2000s. Located at the periphery of the school campus, the existing buildings enclosed a small triangular garden along two edges, with the Learning Hub situated along the garden’s third edge.
The project consists of two distinct interventions: the rehabilitation of a ruin and the installation of a locker room structure.
Located in the historic Hipódromo Condesa neighborhood, this house has withstood the test of time since the 1930s. Despite years of neglect, Estudio Estudio undertook the task of redesigning its interior, revitalizing its original charm, and improving its functionality. The main objective was to unveil the hidden architectural treasures beneath layers of past modifications, meticulously restoring them to their original state to reveal the essence of the era.
The extension of the historic town hall in Holzwickede offered the opportunity to merge the market square in terms of urban development and to give the town hall itself a new wholeness. The listed town hall, built in 1915, was preserved and recognizable as a solitary structure. At the same time, an angular structure was added to it in such a way that a new urban solitaire was created in which the existing building is a self-evident part of the larger whole.
The house is part of an ensemble of three pavilions designed in 1962 by architect Y. Loze, for a group of musicians. Originally intended for the mezzo-soprano Christiane Van Acker, the house was conceived as a glazed cabin nestled in nature.