Old Sydney warehouse is transformed into an industrial-chic home

October 10, 2018 by  
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Rather than strip Balmain, Sydney of its post-industrial architectural heritage and history, award-winning practice Carter Williamson Architects has taken care to sustainably breathe new life into the area’s old buildings. Case in point is the local studio’s transformation of a former timber factory into a stunning, modern home with industrial-chic styling woven throughout its four levels. Dubbed 102 The Mill, the unique home boasts 403 square meters of space with soaring ceilings and plenty of natural light. The adaptive reuse design is part of a greater redevelopment project in which a sawmill, cottage and factory were repurposed into multiple residences. All of the renovated buildings retain parts of the original construction. In 102 The Mill, these deliberately exposed frameworks are complemented by industrial-inspired lighting fixtures and minimalist, streamlined furnishings. Timber floors and warm fabrics help imbue the former factory with a sense of cozy warmth. Entering from the street-facing north facade, 102 The Mill allocates the main living and bedroom areas to the west side that faces the garden, while the staircase and elevator shaft are set on the eastern side of home. The ground floor includes a spacious entrance foyer that leads to an entertainment room and a guest suite; both rooms have access to the garden . An open-plan living room, kitchen and dining area are on the first floor, and an outdoor terrace has been added to the rear side. The second floor houses the master suite in addition to two bedrooms. The roof terrace offers extra entertaining space. Related: A historic farmhouse is transformed into a modern home with a green roof “By embracing its former factory life, The Mill manages to capture the gritty feel of industrial Balmain, sympathetically redefining the traditional Sydney terrace house,” reads the project description. “The result sits with an inevitability, blending in with its inner Sydney surroundings, yet striking forward as a jewel of modern Australian architecture.” + Carter Williamson Architects Photography by Brett Boardman

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Foster + Partners Apple Park Visitor Center opens to the public

November 22, 2017 by  
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Apple fans and architecture buffs can now sneak a peek at Apple’s massive spaceship campus at the new Apple Park Visitor Center, opened Friday. As with all the campus buildings and the new Apple stores, Foster + Partners led the design effort at the new Visitor Center, wrapped in a transparent envelope below an incredibly thin floating carbon-fiber roof. The combination of glass and carbon fiber is becoming a hallmark of Apple architecture and stores, including the campus’ Steve Jobs Theater that boasts the world’s largest carbon-fiber roof. Set within an olive grove and positioned for sweeping views of Apple Park, the 20,135-square-foot Visitor Center comprises an Apple Store, cafe, Apple Park exhibition area, and a roof terrace . A model of Apple Park that illustrates the massive scale of the 175-acre campus , as well as the undulating artificial landscape, first greets visitors. The full-height glazing and floating roof makes the building appear weightless and blurs the line between indoors and out. Related: Apple’s stunning “spaceship” campus revealed in new drone footage The furnishings and materials mimic those at Apple Park to give visitors a taste of the main building. The Visitor Center’s small cafe echoes the campus’ restaurant in the timber furnishings and marble countertops. The staircases are also clad in the same quartz stone used in the main building. “The idea was to create a delicate pavilion where visitors can enjoy the same material palette and meticulous detailing seen in the Ring Building in a relaxed setting, against the backdrop of Apple Park,” said Stefan Behling, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners. + Foster + Partners Images via Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

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Utopia Arkitekter unveils gorgeous green-walled plan for transforming a Stockholm neighborhood

February 11, 2015 by  
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Frankfurt named the most sustainable city on the planet

February 11, 2015 by  
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When it comes to sustainability, Frankfurt is the place to be. The German city is  known widely for its green initiatives, and it took the top spot in the recently released Sustainable Cities Index by Arcadis. London and Copenhagen were named second and third on the list, respectively. According to Arcadis, Frankfurt topped the list due to its “long track record of proactively taking action to improve its sustainability.” Read the rest of Frankfurt named the most sustainable city on the planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: arcadis , copenhagen , Environment , FRANKFURT , green , London , Sustainability , sustainable cities index , sustainable city

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Amazon Chooses Building by Foster + Partners as UK Home

September 16, 2014 by  
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Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code

September 16, 2014 by  
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Dwell on Design NY , curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, debuts at 82 Mercer in SoHo, NY. Join 5,000 design elite as Dwell upends the standard ‘trade show’ format and creates a unique forum to engage, learn, inspire and connect in new and exciting ways. Inhabitat readers can receive $10 off show passes for the inaugural event by using code DODNY  and registering here . Read the rest of Get $10 Off Passes to the First Ever Dwell on Design NY Show with Our Code Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: design festivals , dod , dwell , dwell magazine , dwell on design , dwell on design new york , dwell on design ny , eco design , green design , nyc design events , sustainable design

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Help Dogwood & Hastings Launch Their New Eco-Friendly Homeware Line and Get Cool Perks

September 16, 2014 by  
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Dogwood & Hastings is a new line of eco-friendly homewares designed to bring the beauty of nature to your dinner table. The assortment of organic (GOTS-certified) cotton tablecloths and napkins showcases the original nature photography of green writer Starre Vartan and is accented by elegant table jewelry made by jewelry designer Natalie Frigo . The whole line is made in the USA: The cloth goods are printed in North Carolina and designed, sewed and finished in Oregon, and the table jewelry is crafted in NYC using recycled metals. If you’d like to see these charming accessories on your table, help Dogwood & Hastings launch their collection by supporting their Kickstarter campaign . You’ll be handsomely rewarded with pieces from the line! + Dogwood & Hastings Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Dogwood & Hastings , dogwood and hasting kickstarter , Eco-friendly homewares , green homewares , Homewares , nature printed napkins , starre vartan

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Could You Squeeze into the 10-Foot-Wide Imai House in Japan?

March 28, 2014 by  
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Foster + Partners Selected to Design First and Mission Towers in San Francisco

March 28, 2014 by  
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Foster + Partners were just selected to design the two million square foot mixed-use First and Mission Towers in San Francisco. The development will be a joint venture of the architecture firm and TMG Partners , one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s largest mixed-use property developers. This will be the firm’s first residential and mixed-use project in San Francisco. Read the rest of Foster + Partners Selected to Design First and Mission Towers in San Francisco Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: flexible office spaces , Foster+Partners First and Mission Towers , Foster+Partners San Francisco , green architecture , mixed use architecture , mixed-use towers , san francisco architecture , TMG Partners , tower design , Transbay Area plan , vertical architecture        

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Denmark’s Solar-Powered Herstedlund Center is a Vibrant Community Hub

April 8, 2011 by  
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