Posts Tagged: Adaptive Reuse

Inner City Warehouse

The setting for this makeover was a development that had repurposed and melded two heritage listed buildings, a Victorian warehouse and the Bauhaus style Demco Machinery Co Ltd factory built in 1937, into apartments. The clients asked for increased functionality and a bit more of a grown-up vibe. We balanced the dual requests for an […]

Dexamenes Seaside Hotel, Greece

The Dexamenes Seaside Hotel has been adapted from an abandoned wine factory on the west coast of mainland Greece.   Phase 1 is now complete and the hotel is open, phase 2 is planned for 2019.   Dexamenes is located on the stretch of coastline in the western Peloponnese, an area with reportedly more wineries and […]

The Barn

The smaller the building often the more difficult is to achieve a sympathetic renovation. Any new addition or material changes are not easy to hide and are at risk of dominating the original building.  This example is an old horse stable built c1842, approximately 62 square metres in size, located in Hobart, Tasmania. It has […]

Playing With Fire

This is a great example of a renovation of a civic building for residential use. While these opportunities do not come up very often, but when they do, it is important to get the details right so their heritage is not forgotten.   Wynnum Fire Station is a heritage-listed former fire station located in the […]

The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel located in Chippendale Sydney comprises two restored heritage-listed buildings: the Clare Hotel – a lovely old Art Deco pub – and the Carlton & United Breweries former administration building. According to Sydney Living Museums the former was built between 1939-1941 by Sidney Warden and the Administration building between 1910 and 1930 […]

Primus Hotel, Sydney

The former Sydney Water building in Pitt Street has reopened as Primus, a five star hotel.      The heritage listed Art Deco building, built in 1939, was designed by Nicholas Mackey and Henry Budden – who also designed the David Jones Elizabeth Street building- and was one of the last buildings completed before the […]

Ace Hotels, International

Ace Hotel is a chain of very cool hotels with its headquarters in Portland Oregon in the United States. It operates hotels in Portland, New York, Palm Springs, Panama City, Pananama, London, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. This is a great story as the group focuses on re-imagining properties that they considered “challenged”. Instead of […]

Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, Milan, Italy

Carlo e Camilla in Segheria, is the new restaurant of celebrated Italian chef Carlo Cracco, together with Tanja Solci and Nicola Fanti.                                                                   […]

Black and White

This house is located in the outskirts of Brussels in Belgium.  While clearly this style of house is not common in Sydney we have decided to include the design as it could be modified for a variety of different architectural styles.  It could also be appropriate for the adaptive re-use of warehouses or halls with gable roofs. […]

St Josephs Guesthouse, St Albans, NSW, Australia

Situated in the Forgotten Valley, St Joseph’s guest house is only a ninety minute drive from Sydney.  Built in the late 1830s, the Catholic Church is said to be one of the oldest on the mainland.  Its restoration was the passion of its current owner, builder Steve Kavanagh, who was able to appreciate its potential […]