The Waterhouse, Shanghai, China:
This was once the Japanese Army headquarters in Shanghai, built around the 1930's. The restored original concrete building has an addition built over the existing structure. The addition uses Cor-Ten steel that reflects the industrial past of this working dock by Huangpu River.
The Neri & Amp Hu architects has blended the interior and exterior, as well as the public and the private areas. Creating a intricate and exiting mix of usage and visions. The past is present in every part of the building while todays comfort integrates beautifully.
The Between time showcase:
This installation was during 6 weeks open to the public. It was a elaborated constellation of fine furnishings, unique vintage designs and contemporary art in one of Berlins remaining 19th century architecture time capsules. By the curators Pöppler & Hofstetter.
Hotel Anteroom, Kyoto, Japan:
In an old student dormitory. The design was making use of the existing building and to remake existing fixtures. A lot of the furniture was also made out of reused materials. The bare usage of building and furniture materials such as concrete, metal, glass and stone gives a modern and peaceful presence.
Mercato, Shanghai, China:
Another example from the Neri&Hu architects in Shanghai. This time it in the center of the 1900s Shanghai industrial hub – the Bund.
The beam structure of this the oldest steel-framed building in Shanghai was unmasked and the inside space stripped, leaving the brickwork exposed while the peeling plaster and Victorian ceilings moldings was kept intact.
Appartamento al Mantova:
This appartment in Mantova was less of a challenge but where the brickwork and old ceramic tiles creates a dramatic effect
Tel Aviv Restaurant