João Branco - The subtle renovation of a former office space in Coimbra to an apartment, done without moving or adding any walls but inserting large “furniture” pieces to create more residential spaces. Photos (C) do mal o menos.
Architecten de Vylder Vinck Taillieu - Het Toneelhuis offices, Antwerp 2009. Existing structure is chopped with mezzanine levels added in between, interventions are colored in red on both the interior and exterior to communicate the changes undergone during the renovation. Via, photos (C) Filip Dujardin
João Mendes Ribeiro - Silence Cloister of the Lorvão Monastery, Penacova 2013. Photos (C) do mal o menos.
Kazunari Sakamoto - Hut T, Lake Yamanaka 2001. Via, photos (C) Shinkenchiku-sha.
Kazunari Sakamoto - Lake house, Nago 1978. Via.
Hiroshi Nakao - Black Maria, a mobile spatial installation, Takanawa 1994. The structure references concepts found in late-medieval Western European tombs in which both the dead and living are represented. Here these states are manifested in physical vectors, intersecting and interacting at various points. Via, photos (C) Nacasa & Partners.
Assistant Architecture Studio - House of 33 years, Nara-city 2013. The house was designed for a couple who lived in their previous residence for 33 years; the new structure took over 5 years to design, and was built in three different cities before being assembled together on site. Despite the simple and raw appearance, a tremendous amount of diligence went into the articulation of the layered spaces to address the ways in which the client’s had become accustomed to living within a new architectural context. Photos (C) Shinkenchiku.