Posts tagged as 'conversion'

Mon 30.3.

St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général (CA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 30.03.2015 - Tagged as: ,

St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général, photo: Atelier Général

St-Philippe Residence by Atelier Général, photo: Atelier Général

Atelier Général have transformed the small, dark and enclosed rooms of a 150-year-old Montreal, Quebec home into a bright and fluid space.



Church of Sant Francesc Conven by David Closes Arquitecte; photo by Jordi Surroca

Manresa-based architectural practice David Closes Arquitecte have realised this striking conversion of a dilapidated, early 18th century church located in the Catalan city of Santpedor. Completed earlier in 2011, ‘the project was aimed to convert the church into an auditorium and a multifunctional cultural facility’ and features a number of new, contrasting elements such as glass-clad staircase and ramps. (more…)

Museum of the Bavarian Kings by Staab Architekten; photo by Marcus Ebener

Berlin-based architectural practice Staab Architekten have converted an old hotel into a new museum dedicated to the history of the Bavarian Kings. Located in the German village of Hohenschwangau and overlooking the picturesque Alpsee lake, the development features a striking, glass-clad roof which has been added to the former dining room of the hotel. (more…)

Stählemühle by Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design; photo by Ingmar Kurth

German practice Philipp Mainzer Office for Architecture and Design have given an abandoned, old mill estate a new lease of life by converting it into a state-of-the-art fruit distillery. Located in the south German city of Eigeltingen, the new, 143-square-meters ‘Stählemühle’ encompasses a distillery as well as degustation and tasting areas. The conversion was completed in 2010. (more…)

Mon 4.6.

Bondi Penthouse by MPR Design Group Pty Ltd (AU)

Posted by Malgorzata Stankiewicz on 04.06.2012 - Tagged as: , , ,

Bondi Penthouse by MPR Design Group Pty Ltd; photo courtesy of the architects

A Sydney-based architectural practice MPR Design Group Pty Ltd has realised this single-family apartment located within the historical part of the city. Completed in 2010, the project stemmed from an idea of adding a structure to ‘an existing environment to which it contributes to form a place in one of Sydney’s iconic beaches.’ (more…)

Casalgrande Old House by Kengo Kuma and Associates; photo by Marco Introini

Following his large-scale porcelain ‘Casalgrande Ceramic Cloud’ installation, the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma has recently realised this conversion of a typical, brick farmhouse into a light and airy exhibition space and an archive for the Italian ceramics manufacturer Casalgrande Padana. Completed in July 2011, the 470-square-meters building is located on company’s production site, in the countryside near the norther Italian city of Reggio Emilia. (more…)

Auditorio y Casa de la Música de Algueña by Cor & Asociados; Photographer: David Frutos

In a rural town in Spain, COR architects realised a stunning music hall and cultural space on a budget of just little more than half a million Euro.

An old police post was converted and extended with an annex clad in white, glossy tiles which reflect the sky and the sparse but impressive landscape in all its different aspects….


Strelein Warehouse by Ian Moore Architects; photo by Iain D. MacKenzie

The Australian practice established in 1990 by the New Zeland-born architect Ian Moore has given this 19th-century grocery warehouse a new lease of life by converting it into a stylish, black-and-white residence. (more…)

For technical support contact Alfred Giolai Strelein Warehouse by Ian Moore Architects (AU)