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Conversions: 19th century historic buildings into headquarter offices in Westport, USA

Greenfield Partners engaged STUDIOS to transform the former National Hall site in Westport into their new headquarters. The site consists of seven buildings, an adjacent parking structure, grade-level parking and hardscaped plazas and walkways along the Saugatuck River. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, the site includes the former First National […] Read more

Conversions: old warehouse into offices by Haworth Tompkins

Haworth Tompkins – Stirling Prize-winner for its redesign of the Liverpool Everyman theatre – was approached by the Donmar Warehouse to create a new facility for rehearsals, education and admin. The not-for-profit contemporary theatre company had acquired a former warehouse on Dryden Street, close to its original theatre in Covent Garden. Piecemeal development over the years […] Read more

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

Conversions: brewery into offices in Stockholm

The Switzerland-based healthcare company Octapharma debuted its sweet new Nordic headquarters in the Western Kungsholmen district of Stockholm. The company has been spilling out of its old Stockholm premises, prompting the purchase of the Great Brewery building next door, which Stockholm architecture firm Joliark repurposed into a gorgeous glass-walled company office. The brewery was built […] Read more

Conversions: warehouse into workspace

IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE designed the offices of Heavybit Industries, located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California. The company’s brief requested that the existing former warehouse be transformed into a collaborative workspace that includes on the two upper floors an open array of desks, comfortable and intimate meeting areas, bar height workspace and conference rooms, and […] Read more

Conversions: 19th centruy villa into offices of Reiulf Ramstad in Oslo, Norway

Inside a 19th century villa in Oslo, Reiulf Ramstad’s Norwegian architecture practice has completed the renovation of the firm’s own work studio. The central feature of the design is an area of glass flooring, which provides a spatial connection between the scheme’s two levels. In addition, the transparency serves as a reminder of the building’s […] Read more

Conversions: Shanghai “gangsters’ warehouse” into office

Chinese studio Naturalbuild has created an office and event space in a Shanghai warehouse that previously belonged to Huang Jinrong – a notorious 1930s underworld figure. The space is located within a two-storey building by the city’s South Bund dockyard, described by the firm as the “gangsters’ warehouse” in reference to its former proprietor. Huang Jinrong was a prominent and senior […] Read more

Conversions: underground parking lot into Häfele showroom

Häfele‘s 1,000 m² flagship showroom by AIM architecture is an underground project in Shanghai, China. Due to its location, the designers encountered the challenge of ensuring adequate natural lighting, which shall be puts into effect with great impact on design the entrance and the surface construction. The hardware company also required the ability to present multiple […] Read more

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