Conversions: underground garage into architecture office

Changing the face of a residential neighborhood in Genova, Italy, Carlo Bagliani has redesigned an underground car garage as an architectural office. Bagliani — in collaboration with Stefano Mattioni and Pamela Cassisa — have completely re-imagined the original structure designed by Sp10 Studio, as an inhabitable workspace, with sleek industrial materials and dark chromatic influences […] Read more

Conversions: Military uniform factory into offices and studio

Berlin practice Sauerbruch Hutton has renovated and extended a former Prussian military uniform factory to accommodate its own offices and an artist’s studio. Sauerbruch Hutton added a two-storey extension with a grey render and zigzagging roof that contrasts with the listed brick building, which is the largest in a cluster of former barracks. “The building as […] Read more

Conversions: Blacksmith workshop into fashion brand office

Italian architect Fabio Ferrillo has transformed a derelict blacksmith’s workshop into the headquarters of a Milanese fashion brand. Fabio Ferrillo retained many of the building’s original features, including the exposed brick walls, abandoned machinery and suspended pulleys, but added a new cement floor and industrial ventilation system. “The space was seriously run-down, but its crude and […] Read more

Next Life: Nepalese trashed silk into funky furniture

Fabric waste becomes an end material for handcrafted furniture by Istanbul-based designer Meb-Rure. Featuring a chair and ottoman, this fun and funky furniture duo is made of oak and recycled silk reclaimed from Nepal. The production of these bright and bold pieces of ‘Recycled Silk’ furniture also provides work opportunities for unemployed women from Nepal […] Read more

Cool offices AND Next Life: T2 in Melbourne, Australia

Showcasing the creation of a new life for an old building, Landini Associates brief was to restore the former Collingwood industrial warehouse into the new headquarters base for T2. The aim was to respect and celebrate the original building, while creating a dramatic statement to represent the T2 company’s ethos. Throughout the building, timber beams, […] Read more

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