The ambition behind the renovation was to rethink the organization within the museum’s services by offering visitors and employees a functional environment for work, discovery, and exchange.
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.
In this apartment located in Sao Paulo (Brazil), the fluid layout seems to make furniture with organic designs float through the integrated living space. This is how Natália Minas and Gabriela Mestriner conceived the project for Apartment RR, making extensive use of its original materials to create something entirely new.
Pricegore has revived and extended a brutalist townhouse in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, taking a robust approach to the conservation of modernist architecture that draws upon the site’s Victorian history to maximize spatial potential.
In this 100-school renovation activity, we are responsible for the design of the project Jiuxiangling Kindergarten, which is located in Xili Primary School in Jiuxiangling Village, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Jiuxiangling Kindergarten was rebuilt from an old factory in the gap between the urban Village and Xili Primary School. It was built in the 1990s. Due to its relatively distant construction period, it is not close to the municipal road and is surrounded by factory buildings and residential buildings in the urban village. The kindergarten consists of a 3-story framed teaching building and a 2-story brick-concrete office building. The building in the park is 30 years old, and the structural appraisal report shows that there are a certain degree of safety problems, the water and electricity pipe network, fire protection system, and air conditioning are also very old, the exterior wall is falling off, the bungalow on the south side of the two buildings is stacked with a lot of teaching aids and sundries, the public space of the whole kindergarten is very small, and the children can not get the place for open outdoor activities.
As the city of Beijing has expanded, buildings constructed decades ago are no longer fit for purpose. To properly resonate with the recent wave of residential and office buildings that have risen around Beijing Poly Plaza, Kokaistudios has worked to adapt and renovate these structures by opening them up, expanding their core functionality, and incorporating entirely new work and public space elements via a series of precise internal carvings.
The apartment is designed for two people as a unique space with an embedded bedroom – this method is unique and consists of forming a new text inside the phrase we are used to.
Studio House is a bold reconfiguration of a Victorian residential building from the 1980’s. The refurbishment of the interiors, previously a labyrinth of medium, unconnected rooms with some suspended ceilings, took place in a phased construction process.
The interconnected nature of buildings’ design, construction and application is the key of improving building quality. In the current era, where China’s urban development is approaching into a new period of refinement, the implement of regulations in the front-line practice has become the main challenge for design teams.