Old warehouse transformed into a vibrant urban market in Mexico City

July 3, 2017 by  
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Architect Francisco Pardo gave new life to an old warehouse in Mexico City by transforming it into a vibrant urban market. The four-story structure once served as an auto parts shop, however it now features a two-story local grocer, restaurants, a barber’s shop and a yoga studio . The top floor is open to the public and hosts a beer bar. The main challenge for the architects was to adapt the original structure to the new dynamics of the area. They decided to integrate a regular grid of exposed concrete beams, columns and slabs into the venue’s new public role. Related: Foster + Partners unveils plans to rejuvenate Cairo’s Maspero Triangle District “Through it, the street folds to the inside and upwards” says Francisco Pardo, founder of the architectural practice “it’s like a vortex that transversely crosses the building, pulling the street right up to the rooftop ”. + Francisco Pardo Arquitecto Photos by Diana Arnau

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Former garment factory next to NYC’s High Line to be topped with new green spaces

March 31, 2017 by  
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The Warehouse , a massive multi-unit complex a mere stone’s throw away from the High Line in New York City, is getting a facelift. A garment factory in a previous life, the 65,000-square-foot space at 520 West 20th Street currently houses a parking garage and art galleries. But Elijah Equities , the real-estate firm that is redeveloping the building, has grander plans. With the help of Morris Adjmi Architects , Elijah Equities is looking to transform the Warehouse into 100,000 square feet of office and retail space. The proposed increase in footprint will require the addition of three steel-framed, cantilevered stories to the existing four. More than 18,000 square feet of rooftop space will crown the new steel-and-glass extension, which will appear to float above the original unit on a pair of elevator and stairway cores. Related: New renderings of Studio Gang’s Solar Carve building reveal a faceted jewel that hugs the High Line The rear of the building will also be subject to readjustments. Planned upgrades include bigger windows, open floor plans, and plenty of outdoor space. “My intent was to capture the spirit of the original warehouse and develop a creative tension between the powerful brick-and-mortar base and the elegant new addition,” Morris Adjmi told Arch Daily . “I wanted to connect these two beautiful structures without simply fusing them together.” Related: Check out the vibrant outdoor art gallery coming to NYC’s High Line park The abundant greenery “draws parallels” from the High Line next door, Adjmi added. Construction is slated to begin this spring. The Warehouse is expected to receive tenants around the first quarter of 2019. + The Warehouse Via Arch Daily

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Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Turns an Old Santa Monica Warehouse Into a New Animation Studio

October 22, 2012 by  
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Santa Monica’s  industrial corridor has just seen yet another hi-tech/entertainment company move in and renovate an older building into an inspiring office.  Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc  and Andy Waisler renewed a 17,000 square-foot, 1940s warehouse into a stunning creative space for a well-known International animation studio. Urban Studio focused on sustainability and conservation throughout the renovation process as a way to preserve the original character of the warehouse. Read the rest of Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio Turns an Old Santa Monica Warehouse Into a New Animation Studio Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animation , Animation Studio , green renovation , Gwynne Pugh , Los Angeles , Santa Monica , tenant improvement , Truss , urban , Urban Studio , warehouse

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Ask Pablo: Are Repurposed T-Shirts Carbon Neutral?

August 8, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Karen , used under Creative Commons license. Dear Pablo: Say an average fancy t-shirt holds carbon footprint of 6kg but is never sold and sits in the warehouse of a textile/clothing production company. I take that same t-shirt and use it to make a new one. Does the new product inherit the same carbon footprint or is it less because I am repurposing it? Questions such as this are an important part of Life… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Warehouse in San Fran Retrofitted into Beautiful Loft

September 17, 2010 by  
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