Meet the 15 Finalists in ArchDaily’s 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards

Meet the 15 Finalists in ArchDaily's 2018 Refurbishment in Architecture Awards
 

After 2 weeks of voting in our first ever Refurbishment in Architecture Awards, our readers have narrowed down over 450 projects to 15 finalists, representing the best architectural refurbishment projects ever published on ArchDaily. With finalists from five continents, this award developed in partnership with MINI Clubman clearly demonstrates the global importance of refurbishment architecture as a method of achieving sustainable development and flexible, living cities.

Now that the finalists have been selected, the second stage of the Award is now underway to narrow down these 15 projects to just three winners. Read on and use the links below to cast your vote for the overall winner, or visit the award website here.

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa / Heatherwick Studio – VOTE

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© Iwan Baan

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© Iwan Baan
 

Santa María de Vilanova de la Barca / AleaOlea architecture & landscape – VOTE

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© Adrià Goula

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© Adrià Goula
 

Twisting Courtyard / ARCHSTUDIO – VOTE

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© Wang Ning
 
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© Wang Ning
 

The Silo / COBE – VOTE

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© Rasmus Hjortshøj
 

MASS MoCA Building 6 / Bruner/Cott & Associates – VOTE

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Fitzroy Loft / Architects EAT – VOTE

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© Derek Swalwell
 

Ruin Studio / Lily Jencks Studio + Nathanael Dorent Architecture – VOTE

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© Sergio Pirrone
 

B30 / KAAN Architecten – VOTE

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© Karin Borghouts
 

Modern Cave / Pitsou Kedem Architects – VOTE

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Memphis Teacher Residency / archimania – VOTE

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Colonial House Recovery on 64th Street / Nauzet Rodriguez – VOTE

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© Pim Schalkwijk
 

Caroline Place / Amin Taha Architects + GROUPWORK – VOTE

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University Library / OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen – VOTE

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The Waterdog / Klaarchitectuur – VOTE

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The Department Store / Squire and Partners – VOTE

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Benoy Shares Their Design for a New Global Business School in Saudi Arabia

Benoy Shares Their Design for a New Global Business School in Saudi Arabia, Courtesy of Benoy
Courtesy of Benoy

Slated to open in 2020, Benoy has released their design for a central academic building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It will house the Global Business School, an educational hub that will attract Saudi and international business students through partnerships with Imperial College Business school, Cornell University, and Harvard Law School.

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Courtesy of Benoy

Courtesy of Benoy

The six-level building will be composed of two distinct wings connected by an enclosed atrium. Sporting smooth contours and rounded corners, the north wing will contain faculty offices, teaching spaces, and the innovation center. While the larger, south wing surrounds it with student dining halls, an auditorium, sports area, and a knowledge center.

According to the firm, the layout was designed to foster social interaction and minimize hierarchy and social boundaries within the school community.

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Courtesy of Benoy

A significant presence in the Middle East with studios in Dubai and Bahrain, Benoy are known for their large-scale projects in the area including Yas Island, the Ferrari World theme park in Abu Dhabi, and City Walk and The Beach in Dubai. They are also responsible for a number of projects currently in progress, including the Tahlia Street retail development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a new terminal at Bahrain Airport.

News via: Benoy

Japanese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, to Address Accessibility to Resources

Japanese Pavilion at 2018 Venice Biennale, to Address Accessibility to Resources, A Drawing from A Little Bit of Beijing: 798
A Drawing from A Little Bit of Beijing: 798

As part of our 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale coverage we present the proposal for the Japan Pavilion. Below, the participants describe their contribution in their own words.

In the 20th century, the industrialization of society raised productivity and brought us convenient life with economic growth. However, the change has made us adapt our lives into an industrial network and created the barrier between people and environmental resources. One of the main roles of the 21st-century architecture is to break the barrier and to realize higher accessibility to resources.

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A Drawing from Coupe!

A Drawing from Coupe!
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A Drawing from The Building of the Queensland House: A Carpenter’s Handbook and Owner’s Manual

A Drawing from The Building of the Queensland House: A Carpenter’s Handbook and Owner’s Manual

We set a point of view on people, not industry, in order to understand livelihood ecologically and architecturally. This is called the Architectural Ethnography, and guidebooks are the social common tool. In guidebooks, an old but new, unique architecture (not ones dominantly defined by an ‘architect as a creator’) have been reported, from hybrid buildings within high density of city life to the space used for urban-rural exchange, fitted into their local contexts in Tokyo and throughout the world.

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W HouseーEntrance Side

W HouseーEntrance Side

Based on these researches some projects to increase accessibility to resources around us are suggested. The purpose of this exhibition is to build platforms for active discussion of ecological issues in architectural and urban theory, and visualization of the 21st-century architecture.

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Courtesy of GSA Unit 14 / University of Johannesburg

Courtesy of GSA Unit 14 / University of Johannesburg

The exhibition has 4 parts: 1. collecting guidebooks and mapping them, 2. analyzing and presenting the expansion of guidebooks (from Tokyo to other cities, from city to country, from survey to action), and interviews with producers of guidebooks, 3. reporting projects derived from guidebooks with miniature models, and videos, 4. creating “Yokocho” (bar and cafe alley), and keeping and posting regular reports on managing the Yokocho as a discussion platform for developing architectural and urban theory.

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Exhibition Design Drawing

Exhibition Design Drawing

Lagos Architects Forum 2018(LAF 9.0) theme LAGOS 9.0 ARCHITECTURAL REGENERATION 1 -THE LAGOS RESPONSE

The annual Lagos Architects Forum 2018(LAF 9.0) theme LAGOS 9.0 ARCHITECTURAL REGENERATION 1 -THE LAGOS RESPONSE  brings together both local and international architects,Building materials manufacturers,suppliers,real estate development as well as all stakeholders in building and construction industries  started yesterday May 10 2018. The annual events witnessed the presence of the Lagos State Gov Mr Akinwunmi Ambode,President of Nigeria Institute of Architects Arc. Njoku Festus Adibe,pnia,fnia and his executives  as well as members of the diplomatic corps.

In his opening remark the chief host of the annual events who is also the chairman of Nigeria Institute of Architects Lagos chapter Arc.Fitzgerald Umah,mnia stated that LAF 9.0 is the reboot,the refresher,and the regeneration of last year’s deliberations and charges. Being the Lagos Architects Forum,it is only normal that our primary focus should be on the mega-city’s response.Hopefully,this response would be worthwhile enough to be replicated elsewhere.  We are confident that our distinguished guest speaker would do justice to this topic and provide valuable insight to sustainable implementation.

The Lagos Architects Forum have been gained international attention due to her speakers’ profile such as:

1.Mr. Werner Senfter Austrian Ambassador to Nigeria

2.Arc.Samuel Oghale Oboh faia,fraic from Canada

3.Arc. Roman Oseghale from Canada

4.Morenike Olaosebikan Pharmcist

5.Arc.Adedapo Paul Akintunde mnia,riba

6.Arc.Joe Osae-Addo from Ghana and more others noble speakers.

The forum is from wednesday 9th-saturday 12th May,2018 which will feature morning and afternoon sessions  with a lots of activities such as:

*Daily exhibitions of products and services,

*Product Presentations,

*Round Table Dicussion

*BCPG/Artisans Meeting

ArchyNaija was there live to bring your the photo highlight of the events:

Adjaye Associates Among Team of Britain’s Top Designers Commissioned by Startup to Help Solve the UK’s Housing Crisis

Adjaye Associates Among Team of Britain's Top Designers Commissioned by Startup to Help Solve the UK's Housing Crisis, Design by Carl Turner Architects. Image © Edit.rs
Design by Carl Turner Architects. Image © Edit.rs

A new property startup named Cube Haus is looking to alter the existing housing market, offering high-value homes at reasonable prices “that can be configured to fit small and awkward urban sites.” To do this, Cube Haus is commissioning a team of Britain’s top architects and designers: Adjaye Associates, Faye ToogoodCarl Turner Architects and Skene Catling de la Peña. The team will create a series of customizable modular homes with a focus on outstanding design.

Design by Adjaye Associates. Image © Edit.rsDesign by Faye Toogood. Image © Edit.rsDesign by Faye Toogood. Image © Edit.rsDesign by Skene Catling de la Peña. Image © Edit.rs+ 13

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Design by Carl Turner Architects. Image © Edit.rs

Design by Carl Turner Architects. Image © Edit.rs

…we work with architects we respect so that we can focus on the craft of making and building great looking, sustainable homes with an approach that is at once ethical and ground breaking – Paul Tully, Co-Director, Cube Haus.

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Design by Faye Toogood. Image © Edit.rs

Design by Faye Toogood. Image © Edit.rs
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Design by Faye Toogood. Image © Edit.rs

Design by Faye Toogood. Image © Edit.rs

The Cube Haus proposal presents the people who might never have considered using an architect with the opportunity to work with renowned contemporary practices, making innovative architecture and design more accessible. The houses will “either be commissioned and installed by Cube Haus on sites that the company acquires”, or they will be available for purchase as a possible solution for self-builders. The variability of a modular design will allow the houses to be configured to fit any shape or size of urban land plot.

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Design by Adjaye Associates. Image © Edit.rs

Co-director of Cube Haus Philip Bueno de Mesquita says of the potential of this initiative, “The aim is to build up a portfolio of building types that ultimately can be scaled up for sites that can accommodate a bigger number of units. That’s when it starts to get really interesting: affordable housing designed by some of the most exciting names working in architecture today.”

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Design by Adjaye Associates. Image © Edit.rs

Design by Adjaye Associates. Image © Edit.rs

While this initiative from Cube Haus will not likely solve the problem with affordable housing altogether, it is an exciting approach that makes the work of world-class architects and designers available to the masses.

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Design by Skene Catling de la Peña. Image © Edit.rs

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News via: Cube Haus.

TABLE LAMP / CONTEMPORARY / STAINLESS STEEL / OPALESCENT GLASS CESTA METÁLICA BY MIGUEL MILÁ

table lamp / contemporary / stainless steel / opalescent glass

Characteristics

  • Type:

    table

  • Style:

    contemporary

  • Material:

    stainless steel, opalescent glass, leather

  • Other characteristics:

    lantern, LED, incandescent, compact fluorescent

  • Color:

    white

Description

This is an enhanced rendering of the metal version of the Cesta and has its own specific features. It comes with or without a leather handle, the smooth feel of which stands in stark contrast to the stern rigidity of the bars that gently house the opal-shaped globe that lacks an opening on top. A blend of the firm and the

New Development in Toronto Is “Choreographed City-Building”

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New Development in Toronto Is "Choreographed City-Building", Courtesy of RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT

Courtesy of RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT

“The Well” is set to be one of the most ambitious urban developments Toronto has seen. Estimated to host nearly 10,000 people living and working daily, “The Well” includes over 1.5 million square feet of retail, office space and food services, as well as 1,800 residential units all spread throughout seven buildings flanked by Front, Spadina and Wellington in downtown Toronto.

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Courtesy of RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT

“The Well” will include connections to public transit, airports and major highways with the main focus of the development being “to keep the things people want most within easy reach.” In addition to the major building development, “The Well” will also include a vast green space along the southern edge with various spaces to eat, shop, live and play.

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Courtesy of RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT

Courtesy of RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT

As with most urban development projects, it is the wide variety of spaces brought together by a cohesive design idea that makes the project so intriguing. Claude Cormier of Claude Cormier + Associés, the landscape architecture firm in the team of designers, said of “The Well”, “This is choreographed city-building.” Within the collection of programs is the idea that a sense of “exploration and discovery” is behind “The Well” experience. The relationships between the programs allow for community and individuality to thrive in unison.

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Courtesy of RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT

Development partners behind “The Well” include RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Allied Properties REIT. The development partners also joined forces with Enwave Energy Corporation to extend the existing water distribution system by building a new energy storage facility within “The Well.”

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Courtesy of RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT

Design partners include Adamson Associates as Executive Architect, Hariri Pontarini Architects as Office Architect, Building Design Partnership, BDP as Retail Architect, Claude Cormier + Associés as Landscape Architect, with architectsAlliance and Wallman Architects as Residential Architects.

News via: RioCan REIT and Allied Properties REIT.