renovation

12
FEB
2013

Renovated London water tower

This 1867 London water tower house was originally designed for the nearby Lambeth Workhouse and Hospital and was once the tallest water tower in London.  By the 20th century it became derelict and home to thousands of pigeons before being given a major overhaul by developer Leigh... Read More →
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13
FEB
2012

Book store in a converted church

Books have often been considered sacred objects but with their possible extinction looming, a bookshop constructed inside a converted Dominican church does seem strangely appropriate.  Built in 2007, Merkz+Girod Architects won an architectural award for Boekhandel Selexyz... Read More →
24
OCT
2011

Arrivals Lounge

Jumbo Stay is exactly what it says on the tin – a redundant Jumbo Jet with a new lease of life as a stylish hostel, located at Arlanda airport in Stockholm, Sweden.  Getting onto a plane that never takes off may seem like a strange concept, but you’ve got to... Read More →
19
OCT
2011

Back to School

A shoe shop like no other?  Designers Pinkeye upcycled an entire classroom to create a retail space for Shoe Supply in Antwerp, Belgium.  The brief was to come up with an attention grabbing concept that would have mass appeal but that could also be done on the cheap.  They... Read More →
27
SEP
2011

Tooting Tram and Social

Having recovered from a white wine fuelled weekend celebrating birthdays and catching up with old faces, I can now write coherently about our excursion to the Tram and Social in South London.  What was once a tram shed has been cleverly converted into a late night pub decorated... Read More →
18
MAY
2011

Living the high life: The High Line NYC

The High Line is an elevated railway that was built on Manhattan’s West Side in the 1930s between Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to West 34th Street.  After 1980 no trains ran on the track which meant for some time it was under threat of demolition.  A... Read More →
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