Articles on Preservation

The architects restored, revitalised and added a new extension to the original building.

Thun Panorama reworks the home of the world's older cyclorama

THUN – A Swiss architecture firm has reworked the home of a historical painting, the oldest cyclorama still in existence today.

The grey quartzite stone envelops both the walls and the roof of the library.

A 100-year-old walnut tree inspires the form of a library by Pascale Guédot

BOURG-LA-REINE – The building is strategically situated amongst other public facilities. While the library blends in subtlety with the urban fabric, its design is intentionally …

The extension was realised in the site rather than on it.

House PLJ by Hertweck Devernois

SAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE – The architects negotiated strict regulations by hiding a contemporary extension in the ground beneath an existing house. 

The existing structure has undergone multiple transformations holding real architectural qualities that were worth preserving.

Tapestry Museum by CVDB Arquitectos

ARRAIOLOS – Portuguese design practice CVDB Arquitectos recently completed the design of a museum which neatly fits into a space that once served as an hospital.

Having undergone a successful facelift, the building also benefited from careful structural repairs.

Pilgrims' Hostel in Logroño by Sergio Rojo Arquitecto

LOGROÑO – Spanish architect Sergio Rojo has recently completed the extensive refurbishment of a building which began to deteriorate at the turn of the 20th century. 

This extension project enhances and frames a French country estate’s natural features.

Museum & Biodiversity Research Center by Guinée*Potin Architectes

LA ROCHE-SUR-YON – Guinée*Potin Architectes recently completed a project which lays out a comprehensive revitalisation plan a lavish country estate.

This underground extension stands as the first of its kind in Italy.

Hannah Arendt Vocational High School by Cleaa

BOLZANO – The extension of the Hannah Arendt Vocational School proudly stands as the first underground educational establishment in the country.

This restorated house blends modern convenience with the charm of Porto's historical streetscape.

Flower House by EZZO

PORTO – Contemporary in form and yet conveying continuity in the local vernacular built heritage, a modest house has undergone extensive restoration.

The installation is in a narrow crevice between two houses.

In-between Spaces by Office Jarrik Ouburg et al.

AMSTERDAM – Tussen-ruimte (In-betwen Spaces) is a collaborative installation project by Office Jarrik Ouburg, Non-fiction and TAAK, in partnership with Castrum Peregrini.