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Project • By Technē Architecture + Interior DesignHotels

Prahran Hotel

The Prahran Hotel is a substantial two storey corner pub with a striking streamlined art deco facade. The rear of the venue had a poorly proportioned, internalised single storey extension and the clients brief for the project called to demolish and r... More

Project • By Carl Turner ArchitectsIndividual Buildings

Ochre Barn

This is a project instigated by Carl Turner Architects from the outset. We both designed and built this project. This process of as allowed us scope to experiment, learn and test ideas. The conversion of this once derelict Norfolk barn creates a seri... More

Project • By Pitman Tozer ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Lateral House

A terraced house set within a Conservation Area in a quiet West London Street has been refurbished and extended by Manser Medal winning practice Pitman Tozer, creating a family home and garden annex. The original property has been stripped to its... More

Project • By Inês CortesãoPrivate Houses

Clara House

Embraced by the village, a stone house with two floors is found at the end of an alley. The intervention starts by removing all contents of the former inhabitants life experience there. The base for this project is a stone box of gold granite, conn... More

Project • By Ensamble StudioPrivate Houses

The Reader House (Casa del Lector)

Madrid’s Old Slaughterhouse is becoming an important Center for Contemporary Creation in Madrid, organizing architecture competitions that can give rise to proposals that will recover its 148 300 m2 to house creative processes, artistic training and... More

Project • By Dom ArquitecturaPrivate Houses

House rehabilitation in Noutigos

The aim was to act respecting the current volumes of this old house, located close to the river in the village of Noutigos. Maintaining the stone facade, replacing the original windows in chestnut wood, we just only propose two new small and strategi... More

Project • By Neri&Hu Design and Research OfficeApartments

Rethinking the Split House

The magical lane houses, which were once the dominant fabric that made urban Shanghai the intoxicating place that it was in the 1930s, are now slowly being demolished, taken over by high-density developments all over the city. Neri &Hu was commission... More

Project • By ZAIGAS GAILES BIROJS Private Houses


On a fine Easter morning, our family set out on a daytrip and we found a stone island in the Baltic Sea with the ruins of a building. It was the Fish Factory pumping station, built in the1980s. Over 20 years since it was built, it has never been expl... More

Project • By Paul Archer DesignPrivate Houses

Power House

Power House, Paul Archer Design’s refurbishment of a private house in Highbury North London, takes the modernisation of a typical London Victorian terraced house in a new direction with a highly sculptural timber clad rear extension. Located in cl... More

Project • By Brooks + ScarpaArt Galleries

Bergamot Artist Lofts

Program: This project is located at Bergamot Station, an internationally known art center comprised of a series of industrial buildings converted into 45 art galleries including the recently opened Santa Monica Museum of Art. The program includes a... More

Project • By Doepel Strijkers Private Houses


This former ambulance garage in the centre of Rotterdam borders on a secluded park. Replacing the rear wall with a large glass window creates a direct relationship to it. The dugout in the middle of the building generates height for a second leve... More

Project • By Antonella mari architettoPrivate Houses

Casa Petrini Villani

The house for a psychologist, a nurse and their young daughter is designed as the extension of an existing one-floor building in the historic center of Polignano a Mare. While the old tufo facade remains almost unmodified, the new volume above is cle... More

Project • By PAD studioPrivate Houses

Sandy Down: Arts & Craft Refurbishment

PAD gained planning permission to refurbish and extend this substantial Arts & Crafts property in February 2010. Construction started four weeks later and was completed in January 2011. The existing building was sympathetically upgraded throughout... More

Project • By AR Design StudioApartments

Manor House Stables

Friday April 5th 1946, on a beautifully clear Spring afternoon crowds cheered as the 25/1 racehorse, “Lovely Cottage”, strode triumphantly past the finishing post to be crowned winner of the Grand National, the UKs largest horse race. Trained by Tomm... More