The Fenix Lofts & Docks in Rotterdam’s Rijnhaven port district is a cool example of adaptive reuse. The base (or podium) is a warehouse that was built in 1922. It has a concrete structure. On top of it, a new 9 storey apartment building (also… Read More
The Standard recently opened up its first international outpost in London. It’s a 266-room hotel housed in a 1974 Brutalist office building overlooking King’s Cross. London-based Orms (architect) was the lead consultant and they did an incredible job both preserving and modernizing the existing building.… Read More
As many of you know, we have a development project in Hamilton, Ontario – more specifically in the Corktown neighborhood. We filed our development application earlier this summer. Because of this I was invited to participate in a Bisnow event on The Future of Hamilton. It… Read More
I have written about the Berlin-based publication Freunde von Freunden (FvF) before. I love the content that they put out – particularly their interviews. They’re personal and genuine. Pretty much the opposite of traditional marketing, though you could call some of it content marketing. One… Read More
Yesterday evening I was in Hamilton, Ontario for an adaptive reuse building tour that was put on for the 2016 OPPI Symposium (Ontario Provincial Planners Institute). Hamilton has lots of these sorts of projects underway. The city has a rich history and, because it never… Read More
Burkhalter Sumi – Corridor in the Forsanose factory conversion, Volketswil 2013. I really like the details of this space, the lack of a baseboard where the walls meet the floor, the projecting doors with flush casing and invisible hinges that are surrounded by a small light box, dropped door hardware to make the space feel taller, the white projecting wall and floor swatch that is tinted blue by the glass above, the linear fluorescent strip to the left and overall color pallet… simple and effective.