Conversions: shoe-polish factory into offices in London

Architecture 00 has transformed a former shoe-polish factory in London into offices, adding a zigzagging extension on the roof that mimics the gabled profile of the existing building. Charitable organisation the Ethical Property Company asked London studio Architecture 00 to develop a facility that could house various charities on a disused industrial site in Vauxhall. The building also provides amenities including […] Read more

Furniture: Ikea furniture charges devices

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has incorporated induction-charging stations into products from its latest collection, which will allow users to wirelessly charge their smartphones. Lamps, bedside tables and desks in Ikea’s new collection each have an integrated pad that can charge portable electronic devices simply by placing them on top. “Through research and home visits, we know […] Read more

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