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Herzog & de Meuron begins San Francisco power plant transformation

June 8, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A cafe in a converted power plant by Herzog & de Meuron

Swiss architecture studio Herzog & de Meuron has broken ground on its transformation and extension of a decommissioned power plant on the waterfront of San Francisco, USA. The adaptive reuse project will convert the brick structure named Station A, which was built in the early 20th-century, into offices and workspaces. It is being designed by

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F2A Architecture creates mirrored addition for house in British Columbia

June 5, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Malinka Gallery by F2A Architecture

Canadian studio F2A Architecture has completed Malinka Gallery – an extension to a private home on a rocky ledge that was designed by the firm’s founder years ago. The house is located in Naramata, a community in the Okanagan Valley in southern British Columbia. The area is one of the largest wine-producing regions in Canada.

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Wright & Wright completes overhaul of Museum of the Home in London

May 30, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A white-walled library with exposed wooden beams

Architecture studio Wright & Wright has completed a renovation and extension of the 18th-century Museum of the Home in London, UK. The Museum of the Home, formerly known as the Geffrye Museum, is housed within Grade-1 listed almshouses built in Hackney, east London, in 1714. They were transformed into a museum in 1914 after being

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Matthew Giles Architects uses cranked beams to frame views through London terraced house

May 25, 2021 Ali Morris 0

Matthew Giles Architects used white oak joinery and different floor levels to break up the open-plan ground floor of this redesigned and upgraded six-bedroom house in Wandsworth, London. The Victorian terraced house belongs to a young family that wanted to create a home that was more suited to entertaining and having relatives stay over. Originally

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Sunken concrete floor expands Victorian terrace house in London

May 20, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
Concrete Plinth House has a brutalist look

DGN Studio has extended and renovated a Victorian semi-detached terraced house in East London, introducing a sunken concrete floor to maximise the ground floor ceiling height. Called Concrete Plinth House, the original brief – to transform a disconnected and dark north-facing kitchen into a bright and open space for gatherings – expanded to include lighter-touch

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Husband-and-wife team expand their family’s bungalow in Seattle

May 15, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
Central Area Home is a bungalow by Fivedot and Chris Armes

Cedar cladding and handmade decor are among the features in a Seattle bungalow that was revamped by its owners – architect Sharon Khosla of local firm Fivedot and furniture designer Chris Armes. The project’s name, Central Area Home, stems from its location in the city’s Central Area neighbourhood, a residential district that lies just east

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Frank Gehry unveils renovation and extension of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

May 6, 2021 India Block 0
Philadelphia Museum of Art

Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry has designed new galleries and public spaces as part of a revamp of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania. The museum’s new spaces will open to the public tomorrow on 7 May 2021 after a four-year-long renovation. Called the Core Project, the renovation and extension encompassed 90,000-square-feet (8,360

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Moxon Architects remodels Victorian terrace with sunken garden and minimalist interiors

April 22, 2021 James Parkes 0

British architecture studio Moxon Architects has renovated a Victorian townhouse in London, excavating its basement level to add an extension and creating bright, minimalist interiors. Located in a conservation area of Islington, north London, the early 19th-century home previously had a disconnected and cellular plan. Moxon Architects gutted and redesigned its interior and added a

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Wooden partitions add flexibility to Fruit Box house extension in London

April 18, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A kitchen with a wooden structure

Nimtim Architects has added an extension called Fruit Box to a 1970s townhouse in Forest Hill, London, which is loosely divided by adaptable, semi-open partitions. Fruit Box was commissioned by a growing family that required more space and wanted to relocate their first-floor living spaces to ground level to establish a link with the garden.

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DeDraft expands east London house with weathering-steel extension

April 17, 2021 Alyn Griffiths 0
A house extension clad in weathering steel

Architecture studio DeDraft has updated a semi-detached house in east London, wrapping a three-storey rear extension in weathering steel and introducing large windows that look out onto the garden. Local office DeDraft was approached to transform the interior and exterior of the four-storey AC Residence in Hackney to make it function better as a family

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