Articles on Intervention

House with Blue Doors by Fala Atelier. Photos Ricardo Loureiro
 

Fala Atelier makes one plus fun equal five

PORTO – A 20th-century home in the centre of the Portuguese city has been adapted into five small studio flats of approximately 35 sq-m.

Caixaforum Seville by Vázquez Consuegra. Photos Jesus Granada
 

Two worlds inspire Vázquez Consuegra's subterranean cultural centre

SEVILLE – In March 2017, Seville became the eighth Spanish city to inaugurate a Caixaforum. The project repurposes a space that previously existed as a subterranean car park.

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Experimentarium by CEBRA. Photos Adam Mørk
 

CEBRA's lavish copper staircase is a beacon for sparking curiosity

HELLERUP – An intervention of Experimentarium in Denmark has doubled the size of the science museum, changing the design from an introverted building to an engaging attraction.

Casa Aljibe by Valdivieso Arquitectos. Photos David Frutos
 

Valdivieso constructs a house on top of a water tank

ALPEDRETE – A former water cistern provides the foundation for a single-occupancy home near Madrid.

Man Cave by Estudio Normal. Photos Javier Agustín Rojas
 

Estudio Normal breaks protocol with an intellectual retreat

BUENOS AIRES – The typology of the 'man cave' comes with all sorts of connotations and carries the depiction of a male-only sanctuary with a lack of rules.

Hollwich Kushner has transformed the former industrial building into a 21st century 'ideas factory'
 

Hollwich Kushner's angular elevation accommodates space for new ideas

PHILADELPHIA – An old paint factory has been renovated into a 21st century platform for innovation and social engagement at the University of Pennsylvania.

A white complex form appears as a skin drooping over the existing structure. Photo Koji Fuji
 

MAD wraps up a timber structure to form a kindergarten

OKAZAKI – Beijing-based MAD Architects has designed an organic veil wrapped around the framework of the former house beneath.

The shifting frame pattern of the façade elements is a reference taken from a camera’s closing aperture. Photo Christian Richters
 

Casanova+Hernandez Architects helps Albania strengthen its cultural heritage

SHKODËR – The Albanian government is seeking to improve the country's cultural sector through the repurposing of built heritage as a means to promote the nation's history.

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Ragnarock gives architectural expression to what the town of Roskilde has represented since hosting its first music festival.
 

COBE and MVRDV stud Ragnarock museum with rock 'n' roll flair

ROSKILDE – A new museum for rock, pop and youth culture transforms a derelict site into a creative neighbourhood and symbol of music.

A Belgian terrace has a contemporary cantilever added at the rear, jutting out of the existing fabric.
 

Edouard Brunet and François Martens cantilever a lofty room from a renovated Brussels home

BRUSSELS – Two self-sufficient dwellings are concealed behind a typical terraced-house façade in this stylish transformation of a family home.

The W Hotel offers their guests and the public captivating views across the city.
 

Office Winhov's W Hotel breathes life back into Amsterdam's modernist exchange building

AMSTERDAM – W Hotel gives back to the city with a design set to captivate both locals and guests alike.

A temporary installation in Bristol sits within the walls of the disused church to create an artistic space.
 

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates launches Sanctum installation

BRISTOL – Fourteenth century church houses temporary structure built for artistic collaboration.