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Conversions: old school into apartments in Amsterdam, NL

A 100-year-old school-building in the center of Amsterdam is transformed into 10 spacious and sustainable apartments directly for the group Ons Dorp Amsterdam (Our Village Amsterdam) of 10 young families. Each apartment has a different floor plan and different materials based on the individual wishes of the participants. Sustainable technologies like solar technology, ground source […] Read more

Conversions: former battery factory into Google`s offices in Madrid, Spain

Taking their latest co-working campus to Madrid, tech-giant Google has occupied a former electrical battery factory to accommodate 7,000 members in the Río area of the Spanish capital. To design the shared workspace, London-based architecture and interiors practice Jump Studios were tasked with facilitating the five-storey building with a dynamic space for entrepreneurs to learn, […] Read more

Conversions: disused Soviet-era factory into office space in Estonia

KAMP Arhitektid has installed angular wooden rooms and five metre-high trees inside a former factory in Estonia, to create an office modelled on a “bright summer forest”. Previously the empty hall of a disused Soviet-era factory building in Tallinn, the office space is now home to Estonian children’s clothing manufacturer Lenne. Tallinn-based KAMP Arhitektid was briefed with transforming the large room into smaller […] Read more

Sustainable architecture: caravan turned into micro office

Do you ever catch yourself staring out the office window, wishing you could work in a lush, outdoor location and still be productive? Then the folks at Kantoor Karavaan have answered your prayers with their mobile micro-offices. Located at a campsite outside of Amsterdam, these micro offices help busy bees quit their buzzing hive for […] Read more

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

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