Snøhetta picked to expand Nebraska’s largest art museum

October 19, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firm Snøhetta has been selected to extend the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, which comprises a pink marble 1930s building and a pavilion by Norman Foster. The expansion of the Joslyn Art Museum – the Midwestern US state’s largest art museum – is intended to accommodate a growing artwork collection of over 12,000 works,

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Studio MK27 updates and expands Gama Issa house in São Paulo

October 17, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Brazilian firm Studio MK27 has renovated and enlarged a house designed by its founding partner in the early 2000s, which features white surfaces and huge windows that open to the garden. The project, called Gama Issa V2.0 house, entailed adding a new rectilinear volume to a two-storey dwelling that was completed in 2001 in São

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Main Office staggers Casa LT down lush slope in Mexican surf village

October 9, 2018 James Brillon 0

Architecture firm Main Office has extended and renovated a residence in a Mexican surfing town to nestle among trees, plantains and ferns on a steep slope overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The 219-square-metre house called Casa LT comprises two volumes on a hill in Sayulita – a village facing Mexico’s Pacific coast that is known for

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Black extension by Hatem + D and Étienne Bernier contrasts pale-brick Quebec City home

October 6, 2018 James Brillon 0

Quebec City studios Hatem + D and Étienne Bernier have given a 20th-century residence a new life, by refurbishing the existing building and adding a small extension to the back yard. Having previously collaborated on a contemporary wood-and-brick home, firms Hatem + D and Étienne Bernier Architecte teamed up again to renovate and extended the two-storey Rue de la Salle

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Trewhela Williams’ Sinter House extension “celebrates the sculptural potential of brickwork”

September 29, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This extension to an Edwardian house in north London by Trewhela Williams features carefully detailed brick surfaces that extend from the exterior into a minimal kitchen and dining room. The south London-based studio has modernised and expanded the ground floor of the terraced house in East Finchley to create a more liveable family home. The

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AAU Anastas adds stone vaulted gift shop to Crusaders monastery in Jerusalem

September 28, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Palestinian-based studio AAU Anastas has designed a flat stone-vaulted extension to a 12th century monastery built by the Crusaders in Jerusalem, to house a gift shop. AAU Anastas designed the gift shop to be a contemporary structure that respected the historical context of the St Mary of the Resurrection Abbey in Abu Ghosh – one of Jerusalem’s most significant examples

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BIG overhauls Copenhagen warehouse for Noma 2.0 restaurant

September 24, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Architecture firm BIG has released images to show its transformation of an abandoned historic building in Copenhagen into the new site of famed Nordic restaurant Noma. Aptly referred to as Noma 2.0 by BIG, which refurbished the old structure and created new additions, the Michelin-starred restaurant’s new home is located in the Christiania freetown in the

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Paz Arquitectura expands Guatemala forest retreat with new living spaces and huge terrace

September 3, 2018 James Brillon 0

Paz Arquitectura has extended a small cabin on the outskirts of Guatemala City, flanking the existing structure with two additional volumes connected by a terrace and a glass walkway. The La Cabañita, or Little Cabin, project began in 2016 and was completed earlier this year by the Guatemala City-based studio. It involved updating and enlarging

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Flower Cage House is a Bangkok home with a facade of olive trees

September 2, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A steel grid containing 102 olive trees fronts this extension to a house in Bangkok, designed by locally based architecture office Anonym. Called Flower Cage House, the project involved extending a typical, 10-year-old detached house, by adding a new room above a carport. The predominantly glazed extension is shielded by a robust but visually lightweight screen

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Atelier Pierre Thibault extends ageing Montreal home with double-height living space

September 1, 2018 James Brillon 0

Atelier Pierre Thibault has created an addition to a 1950s residence in Canada, providing its occupants with a new living room, studio, and garage. The two-storey property, name Les Complices, is located just outside Montreal in the residential area of St-Lambert. The home’s owners gradually outgrew it over the years, and tasked Atelier Pierre Thibault with

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