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This is Hybrid (37)
Adapting this power station into the head office of the House of Architecture involved intervening by degrees, increasing the intensity of renovating a sequence which moves from left to right along the section. Hence the main facade undergoes slight modifications. A second glass facade is added which runs right up to the top of the building, creating a space with better insulation, and which is in turn enclosed by another glass skin on the top floor. Subsequently, some joists were remov.
Unlike instant urbanism, which is based on starting from scratch, tearing down the existing and drafting defined plans which take years to complete, the temporary city is a process involving reuse and longer-term growth. It is a process meaning that the existing buildings, as this officce block in Rotterdam city centre, are given new uses over time.
The building is based on a very simple functional design using concrete porticoes and a rationalist facade. These two features have been .
The facade of this food laboratory, built in 2004 and disused since 2009, was created using metal panels. The conversion of the building into a Call Centre was displayed on the envelope by attaching a highly stable polymer on which eleven QR codes were stamped. Hence the facade now became a corporate communication device as it was able to supply instant information to any smart phones located in the local area.
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The refurbishment work is based on building on top of the existing podium a structure which contains the stage and the additional spaces. Two large doors close off the installations in the winter months enabling activities to take place inside.
This former automobile parts warehouse, which was built in 1947, closed down in 1992. A five metre high rusty steel canopy was to become the entrance to the building: this is an open air hall, without walls. Behind this, an open courtyard, invisible from the street, contains a table for 16 guests and a fireplace. The girders from the former roof are exposed as are four blind openings: this is an open air hall, with walls. In total, 17 tonnes of steel gear components found in the warehouse wer.
Interstitial voids are often colonised by invasive plant species which grow spontaneously. The project pays homage to ruderal vegetation and its aesthetic value, identifying the different species found in the vicinity and planting them in this abandoned site.