Residential conversions

Edward van Vliet converts crane into three-storey holiday retreat in Amsterdam

A crane overlooking Amsterdam’s IJ river has been transformed into a luxury rental apartment, featuring three stacked shipping containers accommodating living spaces designed by Edward van Vliet to reference the area’s industrial past. Read more

Soho House and Michaelis Boyd turn derelict farm into luxury members’ hotel


Soho House & Co’s in-house design team and London architects Michaelis Boyd have overhauled a run-down farm in Oxfordshire to create Soho Farmhouse – a hotel that combines English countryside style with “upstate New York cabin culture” (+ slideshow). (more…)

Six of the best London warehouse conversions


As the demand for houses in London keeps on growing, architects are still managing to find old warehouses to transform into new homes and live-work spaces. We’ve rounded up some of the best examples, including an apartment with a raw-steel movie archive and an industrial space converted into an artist’s studio (+ slideshow). (more…)

Studio Octopi adds glass-fronted extension to White Lodge house in London


Local architecture firm Studio Octopi added this brick and glass extension to a Victorian terrace in west London to improve the connection between the property’s reconfigured interior and garden (+ slideshow). (more…)

Archi-Union Architects transforms abandoned Shanghai warehouse into ceramicist’s atelier

Archi-Union Architects has added a slatted timber extension on top of an old concrete and brick factory building in Shanghai, turning it into a showroom and workspace for a ceramic artist (+ slideshow). (more&he…

Balconies and full-storey windows added to villa in a former Dutch museum

Architects Paul de Ruiter and Chris Collaris have transformed a former private museum in Rotterdam into an energy-neutral townhouse, featuring outdoor spaces on each level of its remodelled rear facade ( + slide…

Taylor Knights adds modern rear extension to a traditional Melbourne house

Melbourne architecture office Taylor Knights has renovated an existing Federation-style house in the city and added a contrasting contemporary extension that opens directly onto the rear garden (+ movie). (more&…

Liddicoat & Goldhill transforms an 18th-century barn into an English countryside home

London studio Liddicoat & Goldhill has remodelled a derelict barn in Kent, England, to create a home featuring mechanically operated doors and a staircase that wraps around a chimney (+ movie). (more…)