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Snøhetta picked to expand Nebraska’s largest art museum

October 19, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firm Snøhetta has been selected to extend the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, which comprises a pink marble 1930s building and a pavilion by Norman Foster. The expansion of the Joslyn Art Museum – the Midwestern US state’s largest art museum – is intended to accommodate a growing artwork collection of over 12,000 works,

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Studio MK27 updates and expands Gama Issa house in São Paulo

October 17, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Brazilian firm Studio MK27 has renovated and enlarged a house designed by its founding partner in the early 2000s, which features white surfaces and huge windows that open to the garden. The project, called Gama Issa V2.0 house, entailed adding a new rectilinear volume to a two-storey dwelling that was completed in 2001 in São

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Studio MK27 updates and expands Gama Issa house in São Paulo

October 17, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

Brazilian firm Studio MK27 has renovated and enlarged a house designed by its founding partner in the early 2000s, which features white surfaces and huge windows that open to the garden. The project, called Gama Issa V2.0 house, entailed adding a new rectilinear volume to a two-storey dwelling that was completed in 2001 in São

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Main Office staggers Casa LT down lush slope in Mexican surf village

October 9, 2018 James Brillon 0

Architecture firm Main Office has extended and renovated a residence in a Mexican surfing town to nestle among trees, plantains and ferns on a steep slope overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The 219-square-metre house called Casa LT comprises two volumes on a hill in Sayulita – a village facing Mexico’s Pacific coast that is known for

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Black extension by Hatem + D and Étienne Bernier contrasts pale-brick Quebec City home

October 6, 2018 James Brillon 0

Quebec City studios Hatem + D and Étienne Bernier have given a 20th-century residence a new life, by refurbishing the existing building and adding a small extension to the back yard. Having previously collaborated on a contemporary wood-and-brick home, firms Hatem + D and Étienne Bernier Architecte teamed up again to renovate and extended the two-storey Rue de la Salle

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Trewhela Williams’ Sinter House extension “celebrates the sculptural potential of brickwork”

September 29, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

This extension to an Edwardian house in north London by Trewhela Williams features carefully detailed brick surfaces that extend from the exterior into a minimal kitchen and dining room. The south London-based studio has modernised and expanded the ground floor of the terraced house in East Finchley to create a more liveable family home. The

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AAU Anastas adds stone vaulted gift shop to Crusaders monastery in Jerusalem

September 28, 2018 Ali Morris 0

Palestinian-based studio AAU Anastas has designed a flat stone-vaulted extension to a 12th century monastery built by the Crusaders in Jerusalem, to house a gift shop. AAU Anastas designed the gift shop to be a contemporary structure that respected the historical context of the St Mary of the Resurrection Abbey in Abu Ghosh – one of Jerusalem’s most significant examples

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BIG overhauls Copenhagen warehouse for Noma 2.0 restaurant

September 24, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Architecture firm BIG has released images to show its transformation of an abandoned historic building in Copenhagen into the new site of famed Nordic restaurant Noma. Aptly referred to as Noma 2.0 by BIG, which refurbished the old structure and created new additions, the Michelin-starred restaurant’s new home is located in the Christiania freetown in the

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Paz Arquitectura expands Guatemala forest retreat with new living spaces and huge terrace

September 3, 2018 James Brillon 0

Paz Arquitectura has extended a small cabin on the outskirts of Guatemala City, flanking the existing structure with two additional volumes connected by a terrace and a glass walkway. The La Cabañita, or Little Cabin, project began in 2016 and was completed earlier this year by the Guatemala City-based studio. It involved updating and enlarging

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Flower Cage House is a Bangkok home with a facade of olive trees

September 2, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A steel grid containing 102 olive trees fronts this extension to a house in Bangkok, designed by locally based architecture office Anonym. Called Flower Cage House, the project involved extending a typical, 10-year-old detached house, by adding a new room above a carport. The predominantly glazed extension is shielded by a robust but visually lightweight screen

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Atelier Pierre Thibault extends ageing Montreal home with double-height living space

September 1, 2018 James Brillon 0

Atelier Pierre Thibault has created an addition to a 1950s residence in Canada, providing its occupants with a new living room, studio, and garage. The two-storey property, name Les Complices, is located just outside Montreal in the residential area of St-Lambert. The home’s owners gradually outgrew it over the years, and tasked Atelier Pierre Thibault with

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Atelier Pierre Thibault extends ageing Montreal home with double-height living space

September 1, 2018 James Brillon 0

Atelier Pierre Thibault has created an addition to a 1950s residence in Canada, providing its occupants with a new living room, studio, and garage. The two-storey property, name Les Complices, is located just outside Montreal in the residential area of St-Lambert. The home’s owners gradually outgrew it over the years, and tasked Atelier Pierre Thibault with

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Al-Jawad Pike combines robust and affordable materials for extension to Peckham house

August 20, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

London architecture office Al-Jawad Pike used pigmented concrete blockwork for the exterior and interior of this two-storey extension to a Victorian house in Peckham. The studio founded in 2014 by Jessam Al-Jawad and Dean Pike designed the extension on a strict budget for Al-Jawad’s brother, who lives in the house with his wife and two

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Buddhanimit Temple extension contains dormitory for novice monks

August 3, 2018 Alyn Griffiths 0

A team of local architects has added new amenities to a temple school in rural Thailand, using affordable materials and parts of an existing building to keep project costs down. Architects Skarn Chaiyawat, Rina Shindo and Witee Wisuthumporn designed a dormitory for the school at Buddhanimit Temple, which is located near the city of Udon

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Herzog & de Meuron to overhaul Harvard GSD’s Gund Hall

July 26, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Architecture firms Herzog & de Meuron and Beyer Blinder Belle have been enlisted to renovate and expand the main building at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, in order to support “groundbreaking collaborations” between its programmes. The Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) revealed today, 26 July 2018, that Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron

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Edward Ogosta brightens Californian bungalow with Rear Window House extension

July 7, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

Edward Ogosta Architecture has renovated a 1940s house in California with light-filled white interiors and a master bedroom extension overlooking the garden. The house, originally built in 1944, was overhauled with a glazed expansion towards the back of the lot by the local firm. Architect Edward Ogosta and his team sought to breathe new life into

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Tod Williams Billie Tsien’s Hood Museum overhaul will “knit together” its postmodern predecessor

June 28, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s major extension and renovation of postmodern architect Charles Moore’s Hood Museum of Art, in New Hampshire, will involve slotting in a pale brick building and covering a central courtyard. Currently under construction, the project will bring the institution to 16,350 square feet (1,518 square metres) – nearly 50 per cent larger

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Expansion of New York’s Frick Collection gains approval amid protests

June 27, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved Selldorf Architects’ renovation and expansion plans for the city’s Frick Collection museum, despite ongoing protests against the “harmful” project. Approved during a hearing yesterday, 26 June 2018, the proposal by Selldorf Architects will involve the largest overhaul of the Frick Collection since it was transformed from the home

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Geoffrey von Oeyen designs jagged-roof office addition for Malibu home

June 26, 2018 Jenna McKnight 0

American designer Geoffrey von Oeyen has created a home office in southern California that features wooden exterior walls and a highly abstracted sawtooth roof. The project, called Case Room, entailed creating a home office for a pair of attorneys living in a two-storey, late-1980s dwelling in the beach city of Malibu. The couple wanted a

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Skylights and voids bring daylight into extended Brooklyn row house

June 22, 2018 Eleanor Gibson 0

Netted balustrades, a tiled studio-cum-playroom and roof lights all feature in this renovated and extended Brooklyn home, designed by VonDalwig Architecture. The local firm overhauled the three-storey family residence in the borough’s Park Slope neighbourhood. The Extended Townhouse is long and slender, measuring 19.5 feet wide and 42 foot long (5.9 metres wide by 12.80 metres

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