Klinic Zero: Facadism →
‘Facadism’ is a growing practice of developers and architects to retain only the existing facade of historic buildings. The structure is demolished but the face of a building stays intact. The original architecture is reduced to its most superficial elements - the facade. In the most…
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An architecture firm in western India’s Pune city says its experiment in “design...– Ayn Rand move over: In Pune, India, shantytown residents ‘design by consensus.’ (via downwithutopia)
rietveld landscape/ atelier de lyon: bunker 599 →
Buenos Aires Vertical Zoo Competition proposal / ... →
Second Time Is a Charm →
These days, the adaptive reuse of old offices, factories, and warehouses is simply the right thing to do. Tearing down and starting over is so 2007. More to the point, adaptive reuse is greener than any new sustainable building; and with the public clamoring for authenticity and governments handing out tax breaks and plan expediting, it makes significant financial sense, too. Not surprisingly,...
The Cement Factory →
To this day, Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill’s legendary live/work complex in Barcelona, Spain remains one of, if not the most impressive examples of adaptive reuse we’ve ever seen. It all started about 35 years ago when the controversial architect discovered an abandoned cement factory comprised of over 30 silos, underground galleries and huge engine rooms. He bought it and began renovation....
hcts-info: The national rock & pop museum in Trondheim, Norway. Conversion of an existing storage building + additions. By Pir II Arkitektkontor. Photo by Benedikte Skarvik/Rockheim.
el conTEXTO: Archi-Union Architects converts old... →
elcontexto: This old warehouse on Jungong Road, Shanghai was originally used to store fabrics. Abandoned and dilapidated, it has now been given a new lease of life as an office and exhibition space. Located in a newly formed artists’ complex, the area consists of three identical warehouse spaces totalling…
kliniczero: Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm
Watching Cabrini disappear →
mas-studio: (Photo by Iker Gil) Check the Chicago Tribune article about the demolition of the Cabrini Green building located at the corner of Larrabee and Division streets. And if you didn’t check it last year, please check the memories of James Lockhart, former resident of Cabrini Green, when we met last year for an article in MAS Context.
Interior Rehabilitation Of The Revellín Cube / UP... →
When we first received the request to reform one of the few defensive elements left in Logroño for a temporary exhibition we understood it to pose a double opportunity: on the one hand, recuperate an abandoned monument which could, after a careful rehabilitation, again be opened to citizens; on the other hand, convert the reform into a legacy, a lasting element accentuating the conditions of the...
Orfila Housing, Store & Garage / Abalos +... →
Lant Street / Dow Jones Architects →
A great factory reconversion by British practice Dow Jones Architects with a great mixture ofbrick, wood and concrete. The project involved the conversion of the top two floors of a Victorian former clog-making factory into a home for a filmmaker. It makes somewhere in the city from which to withdraw from a busy working life, and a place of reflection which takes advantage of the wonderful city...