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Project • By Goldray GlassHospitals

Winnipeg Women and Newborn Hospital

The Winnipeg Woman's Hospital was originally built in 1949, featuring five stories and 132 patient beds, which was 72 more than the Winnipeg General Hospital's maternity ward. An impressive new Women's all glass hospital in Winnipeg, is now rising at the site of the old Weston Bakeries at Elgin Avenue and Sherbrook Street. It promises to be one of the most advanced areas of the Health Sciences Centre campus, but its patients are more likely to be impressed with the private rooms and the spacious bathrooms.The Hospital's targeted opening date is fall 2016, however much of the exterior construction has already been completed. There will be a year-long commissioning period to ensure the very complex building, which handles everything from gyne... More

Project • By Studio EstetaRestaurants

The Beach House

The Mulberry Group attained the heritage 1930’s bather’s pavilion at Eastern Beach in Geelong in late 2018. The group is known for its restoration of hospitality venues including Higher Ground in Melbourne, previously a power station, and Kettle Black in South Melbourne, located within the ground floor of an old Victorian Terrace.   After extensive experience opening and running several Melbourne hospitality venues, Director Nathan Toleman had always wanted to do something out of Melbourne for a while. In taking over the existing heritage bather’s pavilion, Nathan’s aim was to rejuvenate the building in a respectful manner and create a relaxed, paired-back multi-functional space that would serve as a contempor... More

Project • By Hastings ArchitectureAuditoriums

Ryman Auditorium Renovation and Expansion

The historic Ryman Auditorium is regarded as the Soul of Nashville and one of the most important buildings in the State of Tennessee. This 1892 National Historic Landmark originally hosted such performers as W.C. Fields, Will Rogers, Charlie Chaplin, Harry Houdini, and Louis Armstrong. Later, as the home of The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman introduced the original stars of Country and Bluegrass such as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Bill Monroe thereby adopting the moniker "The Mother Church of Country Music".   In 1993, the original building was rescued from demolition through a significant restoration initiative that also included a new "front-of-house" addition containing a new entrance and lobby, restrooms and a retail space. Over 20... More

Project • By emerymcclure architecturePrivate Houses


The Alemany addition and renovation began with the clients’ desire to add on to and update their Carencro, LA home. To update the typical suburban façade, a great room and spare bedroom were added to the front of the house with a loggia to overlook the pond. A large, travertine-lined circle drive of permeable pavers evokes the country estate presence the Alemanys were looking for. Travertine steps lead to a generous the wrap-around loggia, which opens to vistas of green on all sides. With a fresh coat of white paint and three updated façades, the house is completely transformed.   On the interior, the foyer was widened to create a grand entry with views to the backyard pool. Off the foyer, a small dining area was... More

Project • By Temperaturas Extremas ArquitectosMuseums

Archaegological Museum El Molinete

The Molinete Museum project is located on the ground floor of the Casco Antiguo health center, in El Molinete hill. This space was designed so that its structure did not substantially affect the remains of the Roman Curia, around which the proposal is structured. This Health Center has been also designed by the office, finishing the construction in 2009. Now, in 2020 the Molinete Museum opens its doors to public, showing more than 20 years of archeological research concerning the Roman remains of Cartago Nova. This project means a very special landmark for the Officecarrer, as it links three different projects designed by the office: the two above mentioned, and the ROOF MOLINETE ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK, which from now on, will be accessed from... More

Project • By LWK + PARTNERSHospitals

Shijiazhuang Zhao Hua Hospital Development

Shijiazhuang Zhao Hua Hospital Development, Shijiazhuang, China Our planet’s population is now going through the biggest shared experience in decades due to COVID-19, and the way people think about life and illness today is incomparable with any time in history.    Prolonged social distancing has cast a limelight on the importance of mental health as part of our wellbeing. People’s expectations for medical buildings have gone beyond equipment and technicalities and been more focused on their ability to encourage positivity. There have also been calls for a greener and more humanised environment.    Philip Wong, LWK + PARTNERS Director who leads the practice’s Healthcare and Senior Living Team,... More
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Project • By Anagram A-UCultural Centres

Cultural Center of Modrice

Gruppa & Anagram A-U, 2 young practices with base in the Netherlands, Barcelona and Athens participated in the national competition for a new cultural center in the city of Modřice in Czechia. The proposal deals with the reuse of the 2 existing buildings of the plot aiming to increase their historical value and reestablish their role for the city. Simultaneously it introduces a connector that is a pitched roof canopy which accommodates a new library for the citizens. The connector works as an extension of the city, inviting the citizens to spend time on the complex and follow the cultural events of Modřice. The proposal is a single-storey building, a decision which enhances the value of the ground floor, the extrovert character of the p... More

Project • By EYRC ArchitectsCommunity Centres

Stoneview Nature Center

As the first design excellence via Design-Build effort undertaken by the County of Los Angeles, the Stoneview Nature Center is a unique story of community, engagement and healing. At its most basic level, the project provides for the development of a highly sustainable, 3,600 square foot nature center and transformation of a five-acre brownfield site in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of Culver City, California.   A new archetype of “Community Center,” the project embodies its central themes of environmental education, healthy communities, and habitat restoration. The program includes edible gardens, an outdoor demonstration kitchen, a “learning lobby,” multi-purpose rooms, a yoga deck, outdoor classrooms, and... More

Project • By Entre TerrasShops

Projeto Haight Clothing

The 260 sq m retail restoration project for the fashion brand Haight Clothing inspired us to design a contemplative lightscape, an investigation about light and about the sensory perception of spaces, a place where an internal universe can be imagined. Our interest in thinking architecture as a choreography of experience for the discovery of space led us to develop the character of this project which is mainly defined by a spatial sequence, that close and open towards the sky, allowing the user to experience a permanent change through simple forms and simple materials. The plot had a pre-existing building, whose structure was maintained and became a guideline for an opaque facade. What from the outside is seen as a rigid geometric, inside... More

Project • By Fielding W Featherston, ArchitectArt Galleries

Cameo Theater

Originally opened as a single-screen movie house in 1940, Orlando’s Cameo Theater functioned for only several years until eventually closing after World War II. Shortly thereafter IBM renovated the structure by inserting a second floor in the open space of the interior to create office space. Since then, a series of uses ranging from office, a live music venue and a church have occupied this address. Coupled with neglect, each one of these uses made subtle modifications to the façade which eventually diluted the memory of what once occupied this site.   In 2012 the architect and new owner formulated a plan to take advantage of a city façade improvement grant program which would provide funds to restore the fa&cced... More

Project • By DiMarzio | Kato ArchitectureHotels

Fortune Way

The project is a flagship high-end apartment and residential project developed by Vanke Group in the old city of Guangzhou, China. The site is located approximately 200 meters from the banks of the Pearl River in a mature residential area of ​​Guangzhou, surrounded by many Xiguan compounds as well as the lush banks of the Pearl River along Binjiang Road.  The Haizhu District has a strong traditional residential culture and deep historical heritage.   The Fortune Way tower explores the development of super high-rise complexes in high-density areas ofanhistoric city center. It attempts to both preserve and simultaneously enhance life in the surrounding historic district while providing new, high-quality lifestyle amenities for new... More

Project • By GRT ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Prospect Lefferts Garden Townhouse

GRT Architects was asked to renovate a four story townhouse in the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historical District. This twelve-block residential neighborhood was Landmarked in 1979 and the appearance of buildings within were often governed by covenants set in place by the Lefferts family that controlled heights, setbacks and façade materials. The earliest buildings in the area show the influence of then popular H.H. Richardson in the classic Romanesque styles, but the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition brought Neo-Classical Beaux Arts to the fore.   The townhouse in question was designed in 1898 by Architect William M. Miller who used an eclectic mix of Romanesque and Neo Renaissance motifs. The building meets the ground w... More

Project • By Zen ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Art House & Studio

An exploration in restoration, re-use and recycling, Art House features natural local materials re-imagined through local manufacturing and craftsmanship.   Our first endeavour was to retain as much character of the original Victorian residence as possible. We retained the weatherboards and Victorian detailing externally, lifted, de-nailed and re-used the Baltic pine floorboards as well as the skirting boards, architraves, doors and windows. The walls, floor and ceiling were all heavily insulated and existing windows re-glazed, elevating the residence to exceed current standards.   Local artisans were engaged to install handmade creations throughout including concrete benches, timber windows, stairs, balustrades and shelving,... More

Project • By Sanders & KingPrivate Houses

Lewisham House

Lewisham House involved the full restoration of this classic Victorian Home to the highest level as a present-day, functional family home. The design process was a collaboration between RBA Architects and Sanders & King Interior designers.   The restoration and conversion of this unique Victorian house, involved a modern transformation of the dilapidated, heritage-listed house with an addition of a pool house/children’s room. We were to take it from a bygone Victorian era where the kitchen was the unseen, smallest element of the home and to create a contemporary environment for a family of 5, where the kitchen/living are the pivotal hub of the home.   The original home retained much of it’s prevailing layout, w... More

Project • By Gamble + Gamble ArchitectsHotels

Hotel Clermont

Hotel Clermont is an adaptive reuse of a historic Atlanta hotel constructed in 1924 as the Bonaventure Arms Apartments. Located along a trolley car line, the apartment building embodied the transition from dense urban city centers towards suburban development made possible by the growing popularity of the automobile.    It was constructed near the newly developed Ford Motor Assembly Plant, built in 1916, and was followed in 1926 by the massive Sears Roebuck Building now known as Ponce City Market. In 1939, the apartment building was converted to a hotel.  A 1958 document indicates the hotel had 100 rooms and 33 efficiency and one-bedroom furnished apartments. The building was eventually closed in 2009 af... More