Top 10 Reforms with minimalist concept

by | 13 January 2017 | architecture

Refurbished housing and spaces. A new use for existing buildings or how to rehabilitate (very efficiently) places that are now able to adapt to the new needs of a family. We present ten reforms where ingenuity and design have gone hand in hand to transform the architecture found.

Rehabilitation in El Carmen to rescue an identity


Rehabilitation in the Carmen returns the identity to a modernist apartment of the S.XX in Valencia. Rh Studio recovers the vault and the original carpentries of this Valencian house. Divided between the night area and the day zone, this house highlights the historical characteristics of the building with a white that floods all the rooms. A reform that recovers (and extols) the original heritage of the found building.



Team Living House, an aesthetic and philosophical achievement


Located in a block of the 60s, this Japanese home is based on a very simple principle: Unity versus individualism. This reform of the Japanese architect Masatoshi Hirai is, in itself, a reflection on the residential design. The space is now divided into common rooms fragmented by functions. Team Living House is therefore a house that allows each member of the family to act freely throughout the space, perceiving the environment as a unit.



Ático en Gracia by Twobo Arquitectura


Ático in Gracia, a project of Twobo Architecture where the recovery of historical elements has marked the guidelines in the reform. This Barcelona project is capable of combining the straight lines with the character of the architecture of the Ciudad Condal. This reform is the result of knowledge of the past and the present of Barcelona.



The refurbishment of an attic with a Scandinavian air in Barcelona


Light, functionality and a Scandinavian air flood this old dwelling of the Sant Antoni neighborhood in the widening of Barcelona. The Hall Studio renovates this space of 50m2 in a diaphanous and versatile apartment. Subtle interventions that generate homogeneity between private rooms and common areas.



Ca Peter and Lisa by David Estal


Ca Peter and Lisa, a reform of the architect David Estal in the maritime district of Cabanyal, Valencia. A project that recovers the memory of the traditional house and enriches it with contemporary spaces. This reform is able to introduce the elements and the current needs in a traditional dwelling. With materials and textures that speak of history but with a completely contemporary architecture, Ca Peter and Lisa is the current version of a traditional Valencian house.



Poor But Sexy, an Alt Bau renovation


Poor But Sexy is the complete renovation of an apartment in an old building in Berlin. Architecture and design by Hagar Abiri. The project sought to improve the original distribution of the apartment respecting the existing load wall. The renovation turns the space into an open, bright house according to the needs of its new tenants.



Stable Acre by David Kohn


Stable Acre, an old ruined barn rethought by David Kohn. A reform capable of transforming space and giving it a new use. The exterior landscape is connected directly in each of its rooms and its rehabilitation is made with local materials. A project that retains the identity of Norfolk, United Kingdom.



Restoration in Alcalá, a haven in the heart of Madrid


Located in the city of Madrid, the architecture studio Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects and the local study Abaton, reform this abandoned house. Tradition and modernity as conectores ties in this home of air carefree and with a certain rustic touch. The white, the freshness of the project and a harmony in the totality of the spaces generate in this reform a rest from the heights of the metropolitan views.



House Gurrea, a restoration made of memories


Casa Gurrea, a reform in Sabadell. Sauquet Arquitectes, a local study, is in charge of this comprehensive reform. History and knowledge of autochthonous architecture as premises of a project that, maintaining a current style, leaves the original essence of the house as a connecting nucleus between all its rooms. Materials, textures and furniture, take center stage in this house that swings in time between the past and the present.



The refurbishment of a masía by Arquitectura-G


Arquitectura-G rehabilitates a farmhouse in l’Empordà. A reform that is a mixture between before and now. A combination of past and present with minimalist design techniques and features typical of traditional architecture. This project integrates the rural landscape into a contemporary interior. Disappear unnecessary partitions and connect the interior rooms. As a result, a luminous space and with new circulations that facilitate the current use of the house.



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