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Conversions: warehouse transformed into Fairphone’s Amsterdam offices

The Amsterdam offices of smartphone manufacturer Fairphone were created inside a former industrial building – and informed by the same sustainable design principles the company uses for its products. Fairphone aims to make its Android devices from ethically sourced materials, following a modular design that allows users to swap and replace defunct components rather than buy […] Read more

Conversions: former London shoe-polish factory into RIBA award-winning charity offices

Architecture 00 repurposed an old London shoe-polish factory into The Foundry, a contemporary social justice center and recent winner of a 2015 RIBA London Building of the Year Award and RIBA London Regional Award. Located in Vauxhall, this well-decorated adaptive reuse project blends a light-filled modern aesthetic with the factory’s 20th century industrial character. The […] Read more

Conversions: warehouse into coworking offices in New York City, USA

StudiosC has designed the new coworking offices of Brooklyn Desks located in New York City. With both shared and private offices catering to the local creative class—small music labels, graphic designers, and the like—this coworking facility occupies the ground level of a converted concrete warehouse. Conte recalls the 10,000-square-foot space he first encountered as “a […] Read more

Next life: furniture made from metal garbage containers

For their new ‘Bins’ series Czech studio Design Fabrika looked to the past to create functional, gritty pieces for the present. The once ubiquitous metal bin, long since replaced by plastic receptacles, projects a raw functionality via its brazen steel construction. Once a feature of every street-scape, the humble garbage container moves indoors via seven iterations, including:  chair, stool, […] Read more

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

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