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Revitalized History

Creative contemporary buildings fill partial voids in historical sites

Implications - Tearing down a historical building is a grave task, but it's impossible to ignore the value of the real estate that those buildings sit upon. Architects and designers cleverly solve the dilemma by inserting contemporary elements into old structures, maintaining historical sites while simultaneously adding and accessing value. This appeals to the desire for vintage charm, while providing the convenience and effectiveness of the modern age.
Workshop Question — Similar to nostalgia, how can your brand embrace a vintage characteristic to appeal to the modern consumer?
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Converted Rustic Guest Homes
Converted Rustic Guest Homes
This Guest House Was Once a 200 Year Old Stable
This rustic guest home features contemporary elements that make the viewer forget that the space was once a 200 year old stable. The guest house was designed by ‘Standard Studio’ and... MORE
Elevated Native Forests
Elevated Native Forests
'Hanging Meadows' Would Reclaim the NY State Pavilion as a Natural Museum
‘Hanging Meadows’ is the winner of a recent architectural design competition held by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to repurpose the New York State Pavilion. The design... MORE
Refurbished Rubble Houses
Refurbished Rubble Houses
'House in Melgaco' is a Modernist Abode Built in the Ruins of a Farm
‘House in Melgaco’ combines minimalist modernity with the firm permanence of old stone buildings. Nuno Brandao Costa, a Portuguese architect, built the home into the decaying facade of a... MORE
Dinosaur Egg Museums
Dinosaur Egg Museums
Qinglong Mountain Geopark's Museum Highlights Fossilized Dinosaur Eggs
Nestled into the hillside of Qinglong Mountain Geopark in China is a museum devoted entirely to displaying dinosaur eggs. Designed by architects from Huazhong University of Science and Technology,... MORE
Recycled Historical Material Museums
Recycled Historical Material Museums
Ningbo History Museum is Built with Debris from Old Villages
The Ningbo History Museum is dedicated to teaching visitors about the ancient Chinese history from around the area. But rather than providing that education solely through exhibits within the... MORE
Preserved Rubble Castles
Preserved Rubble Castles
The Fallen Matrera Castle Has Been Fused with Contemporary Architecture
For over 1,000 years, Matrera Castle, located near Cadiz, Spain, stood strong, a testament to the durability of medieval stone masonry. After decades of abandonment, though, Matrera Castle’s... MORE
Bifurcated Heritage Houses
Bifurcated Heritage Houses
Residence DBB is Physically Split Between the Old and the New
Located in Belgium near Flanders Fields, the historic World War I battlefield, Residence DBB is steeped in history. So, rather than effacing that historical specificity when refurbishing the home,... MORE
Repurposed Sunday School Condos
Repurposed Sunday School Condos
'Sunday School Lofts' Will Use an Early 20th Century Church Facade
‘Sunday School Lofts’ is a condo being built in Toronto’s historic Greektown that incorporates the architecture of the exist building on the site: the Temple Baptist Church, built... MORE

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