Conversions: car park transformed into Make Architects’s subterranean studio

May 2015 saw Make Architects open the doors to its new, London studio, a 1,300sqm renovated NCP car park located on the basement floor of Middlesex House, Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia. Pre-let by Derwent London Plc under a 15 year lease, the subterranean space showcases an innovative, bespoke, and sustainable design, reflective of Make’s ambition […] Read more

Cool offices: Sterk Werk office in Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Little remains of the physical history at the location of the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd shipping company’s former headquarters. However, the structure itself is still going strong; built in 1907, it’s role now is to house the Dutch communications office Sterk Werk — strong work. The company’s move warranted the need to improve the historical interior, a […] Read more

Transformation of prison cells into comfortable living spaces through design

Brooklyn industrial design student Kai Lin has created a contemporary furniture set for jail cells in juvenile detention centres in the US. The desk, chair, and bed are intended to transform “a cold, confined space” into a more comfortable living area, said Lin, who has just graduated from New York’s Pratt Institute. Through his work, Lin aims […] Read more

Furniture: Zero Energy Furniture stores heat to regulate temperature

This table by designers Raphaël Ménard and Jean-Sébastien Lagrange absorbs and releases thermal energy depending on the temperature of the room. The first design in Ménard and Lagrange’s Zero Energy Furniture range is a table with a solid-oak top, a corrugated anodised aluminium underside and oak trellis-style legs. It is designed to absorb excess heat […] Read more

Cool offices: Mumbai Offices by Kaleido Architecture, India

Kaleido Architecture has designed a new 10,000 sqft office space in Mumbai for an Indian multinational conglomerate. In order to comply with the client’s CSR initiative, sustainable materials have been used throughout the office space e.g., GREENGUARD certified modular furniture system and seating, GREENGUARD certified laminates and paints, FloorScore certified flooring, CRI Green label certified […] Read more

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