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AR Design Studio
The glass house


It is not every day that a body is found buried on your building site, but on a summer’s morning in 2012 this is exactly what happened while builders were laying foundations for RIBA award-winning architects AR Design Studio’s latest project. By 6pm they had found another 2. After the initial astonishment, the Police and […]


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Bureau de Change
HomeMade


‘HomeMade’ is the first residential scheme by London-based design studio Bureau de Change. The project takes two neighbouring properties and merges them into a single family home with a new extension providing a kitchen and living space at the rear of the property. The first design step was to connect the two properties by opening up many of the dividing […]


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Beckmann-N’Thépé Agency
Les Petits Lardons


Unusual architecture located near Paris, the extension of “ les Petits Lardons ” day nursery expresses space generosity. The volume of the building corresponds to the space that was available for its height, its length and breadth. The day nursery is modern, lively and colourful, and reminds children’s environment. Inside, a simple and contemporary architecture […]


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Atelier Thomas Pucher
Villa SK


The initial assignment for the Villa SK was to rebuild with a rather limited budget an existing single family house and adjust it to the needs of its futures inhabitants. Instead of redeveloping the old structure, the decision was to add a contrasting annex that would extend the living area of the house into the […]


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Brière, Gilbert + Associés
Refurbishment and extension of the CRÉVHSL headquarters


This project was recently awarded two prizes: best institutional building of less then 600 square meters and best concept and architectural details from CECO bois, an institution that promotes the use of wood in architectural projects. Brière, Gilbert + associés, architectes have been working for the last two years on the design and construction of […]


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Platzhalter Architektur
Lift


Lifted on the roof and resting there lies the concrete shell, which repeats the hard emotion of the site, but in the inside extends the soft atmosphere of living. The cantelevering of the form extends the living area of the existing flat and  contrasts the existing buildings, adds to them, clamps in between and rests […]


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Mateo Arquitectura
PGGM


The Catalan architect Josep Lluís Mateo, founder of the Mateo Arquitectura practice, presents the new head offices of the PGGM insurance company in the city of Zeist. “The aim of the project is to extend the central offices of Dutch pension fund PGGM, duplicating their current surface area on the site in Zeist, near Utrecht. […]


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Salto AB
Tartu Kesklinna School Extension


The extension to Tartu Kesklinna School provides additional functions and opportunities to the historical building, doing this without overshadowing the old volume but rather as an intelligent accesory to it. The new volume avoids pretentiousness, interacting with the user as an equal partner, creating a diverse, friendly and light-hearted environment. The building tries to activate […]


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OFIS arhitekti
City Museum Extension


The project involves the renovation and extending of the Auersperg Palace, which is located in the heart of the protected historical city centre. The palace and the plot have a very rich history dating from the prehistoric period to Roman and medieval times. Each era added something to the building. During the course of history […]


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WE architecture
Light Box


Light Box is an extension of the existing high school of Falkonergården. The building is a Danish international style complex worthy of preservation. As a result of increasing popularity and the addition of an athletic department, Falkonergården is in high lack of improved gym facilities and a larger assembly hall. One of the most characteristic […]


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BAK Arquitectos
Laprida House


The commission arises from a meeting about the possibility of expanding an existing house of modern stile well preserved; trying to avoid that the modifications make the house suffer a loss of quality and original meaning. We understood that the challenge was interesting and that our intervention could improve the present situation, since the house […]


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Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
La Croix Rousse Hospital


In the French city of Lyon, the Croix-Rousse Hospital is to be extended. Its actual organization has set up a “classical grandeur”. Located at the top of a hill, the institution overviews the city’s landscape, major and reassuring presence. The double constraint site – programme led to a linear spatial system functioning around two vertical […]


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Tamir Addadi Architecture
Extension and alterations to a private house in London


The main aim of the project was to create a sense of unity between the back garden and the house, allowing nature to play a significant part in the daily activities of the family. The site of the project is a Victorian house located in a conservation area. Originally, the presence of the back garden […]


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OFIS arhitekti
Villa “under” extension


The project involves an extension of a 19th-century villa located in a beautiful Alpine resort next to Lake Bled. Both the old villa and the landscape were strictly regulated by the National Heritage. The client’s request was for the main living area to be twice the size of the old existing villa. On top of […]


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