Many of our projects at Jane Riddell Architects are alterations & additions to existing houses and we love to see how other architects approach heritage projects. Studio Octopi, a London-based architecture firm has incorporated very impressive, oversized windows in their Victorian terrace project. The kitchen and dining area spill out on to a beautiful terrace with a green wall making it a lovely family space and great for entertaining as well. The levels are well-connected a
The 2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards have been announced. Of the 50 shortlisted projects, 27 have received awards. The projects in each category are all very impressive, particularly in the housing category. Some great examples of contemporary buildings, and alterations and additions, all designed by architects. Definitely worth having a look! You can find more information about the awards on the NZ Institute of Architects' page: http://www.nzia.co.nz/awards/new-zealand-a
We have recently shared some photos on our website and Facebook page, of a renovation we did for a 1970's Merchant Builders house in Kooyong. One of the materials that has refreshed the interior giving the living area a contemporary feel was the timber flooring. The flooring we used in this project is Urban Oak's engineered timber in 'Driftwood Lacquer' (through Eco Timber) which is a direct stick application; great for renovations. The warm colour compliments the timber vene
The Vulkan Beehives were designed to contribute to the environment by bringing more bees to the the city of Oslo, Norway. The design was inspired by natural honeycomb and the architects collaborated with a bee keeper to house 160,000 bees. More information can be found here: http://snohetta.com/project/186-vulkan-beehive The Vulkan Bigård project at Mathallen is a partnership between Aspelin Ramm, Scandic, Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, ByBj Birøkterlag, Heier Du Rietz, and Snøhett
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