10 Best renovation projects

A selection of ten renovation projects that enhance old buildings with new contemporary features. Houses, public buildings, farms and churches that have been given a new life.

Gus Wüstemann Architects, Casa Z22 e Magazzino F88, Zurigo, 2017

– The new renovation project by Architecten De Vylder Vinck Taillieu in Ghent, Belgium, rethinks what there already is, but totally differently.

– To renew a commercial space in the Ciutat Vella neighborhood in Barcelona, Nook architects suppressed some interior partitions and improved the relationship between the interior and exterior.

– When an early 20th century house in the heart of Rotterdam was becoming derelict, Shift Architecture Urbanism was asked to radically renovate it, while preserving its historical traces.

– Conceiving a new typology of promenade architecturale, Gus Wüstemann Architects has renovated a multi-family house in Zurich with free-flowing spaces along the natural stone walls.

– The štajnhaus – or guest house – designed by ORA architects in Mikulov, Czech Republic, brings back the historical traces of a building with a Reinassance core in the former Jewish quarter of the town.

– The church in Vilanova was half destroyed during the Spanish Civil War, and then abandoned: in their renovation project AleaOlea preserved the introspection atmosphere adding a white shell.

– Renovated by Antonin Ziegler Architecte, in Notre-Dame-de-Bliquetuit, France, the barn features a shell of zinc that covers the roof and walls to conserve the monolithic, agricultural architecture.

Shift architecture urbanism, Matryoshka House, Rotterdam, 2017. Photo Noortje Knulst
Shift architecture urbanism, Matryoshka House, Rotterdam, 2017. Photo Noortje Knulst

On top: Gus Wüstemann Architects, House Z22 and Warehouse F88, Zurich, 2017. Photo Bruno Helbling

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