Warehouse building

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Project • By CERAMICHE KEOPEOffices

Warehouse GEMA, Montese

Situated on the Apennine mountains near the historic city of Bologna, local company Gema has recently inaugurated a huge new warehouse, entirely devoted to the seasoning and care of traditional and organic Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. A veritable cathedral of flavour, the building has already been awarded third prize for its design by the National Association of Logistics.The hall and office floors echo the mountainside backdrop thanks to one of our wood effect collections, Soul, in Gray tone; for the bathrooms, the company selected the dense resin effect of Elements Design, Beige tone. Hardwearing, clean-cut Diaspro and K-White technical collections cover the floors of industrial areas. Even the terrace is paved with porcelain stoneware: th... More

Project • By SKYnoaOffices

Esprit Office and Showroom Shanghai

The 2,000 sqm heritage warehouse building, in which the office is located, provided a unique space over 2 floors, which gave the perfect grounds to reimagine ESPRITs first headquarter of the 80s in San Francisco and bring the spirit and essence of it to life. The high focus on design was related to their impressive design heritage with a new handwriting of today’s time.   The discipline was clear: simple space with simple rules. The interior is clean and uncomplicated. Blocks of different heights and different materials give the guidance through-out the open space such as kitchen, meeting rooms, presentation walls or central enclosed rooms for privacy. A very bright space to celebrate ESPRITs spirit and positivity.   Col... More

Project • By Square Feet StudioOffices

Corporate Environments

Our design process began with a deep dive into the legacies that precede Corporate Environments. We explored the history of Florence and Hans Knoll and their contemporaries–the modern masters they worked closely with, including Mies van der Rohe, to produce the iconic workplace furniture loved for decades and still produced by Knoll’s exacting standards today. We studied the details of the existing 1960s warehouse building and it’s consistent, though subtle, references to Mies van der Rohe. We developed an appreciation for the modernist dream of pre-fab mass customization present in DIRTT. What we found through our design research was that Mies formed a common thread in all three legacies, thus providing a lens through whi... More

Project • By AlumetHousing

Royal Gateway

Studio Egret West’s scheme in Canning Town is for 336 much needed new homes and laying the foundations of a new community with forward-thinking enterprises on the site. At its heart is Hoy Street, which will be part pedestrianised. Commercial units on the ground and mezzanine levels are designed to attract businesses in need of affordable space. Caxton Street North has the potential to become a local destination because the flexible space allows companies to adapt their space to different ways of trading, for example by opening their doors on weekend morning. The charity, the House of Fairytales (who moved into one of the warehouse buildings on-site last year) has helped breathe new life into the disused industrial buildings by starti... More

Project • By Bialosky ClevelandOffices

Bialosky Cleveland Offices

At a transformational moment in its history, Bialosky designed a powerful new identity in response to our cyclical strategic planning. Building the new brand empowered employees to author the firm’s mission, values and graphic identity, and furthermore, build a workplace that exemplifies our culture. Set in a former automobile factory, the workplace fosters collaboration through a light-filled open plan, placing the firm’s 60+ employees on a single floor plate for the first time.   The plan establishes a central core of private and flexible offices, and populates the outer edges with open studio space. The loft-like design studios have a minimalist industrial feel, boasting a clean white aesthetic with Baltic birch accent... More

Project • By HUT ArchitectureOffices

Appold Studios

Launched as part of British Land's new flexible workspace brand, Storey, this furniture warehouse building located between Shoreditch and Broadgate. Appold Studios is a 2018 AJ Retrofit Awards finalist.   The building has provided the client with a successful modelto bring to the market – so much so that a number of new assets are being developed by Storey off the back of this project. The development and completion of AppoldStudios has propelled Storey into the Flexible workplace market; providing SME’s with a well-designed, flexible and productive office environment.HUT have subsequently been invited to do further work for British Land’s Storey brand including International House in Ealing.   The schem... More

Project • By BDP QuadrangleOffices

House of Cool

House of Cool, a Toronto-based animation company specializing in pre-visualization storyboards for major Hollywood animation productions, now has an office that lives up to its name. Relocating from a historic warehouse building to a new commercial office condominium, the studio desired an interior that would reflect their own visually-charged work and demonstrate a new level of professionalism while also providing their staff with an exciting and comfortable workplace.   The 6,000 sf space includes a reception area and an open kitchen meeting area that doubles as a place for casual lunches and large events. There’s a studio with open workstations, a boardroom and other meeting rooms, editing suites, and an office for the studi... More

Project • By ArchObrazFactories


The object is located in Dnipro, Ukraine, between two densely populated residential areas at the southern outskirts of the city. Historically, the urban infrastructure was not sufficient for nearly 120 000 inhabitants of the vicinity. A lot of space here was occupied by warehouses and wastelands. We want to revitalize and integrate this area to the urban environment according to the modern general plan of the city development.   Industrial area with warehouses was reconstructed to a brewery with craft beer tasting, restaurant, exhibition hall, and offices. We have incorporated small separated warehouse buildings surrounded by wasteland into the state-of-art facility of suitable scale. The territory of reconstruction is lower than the... More

Project • By SIRSApartments

East London Penthouses

SummaryDesign brief was to convert and restore two floors of a sought-after former Victorian warehouse building within conservation area into separate large luxury penthouses. Showpiece of each 252 m2 large apartment is a spectacular living room with open-plan layout and large sash-windows providing light and airy rooms. Each apartment contains three bedrooms with separate en-suites, two independent lobbied entrances, Guest-WC, plant and utility rooms.   Project DescriptionDue to it's industrial history, central London still has a substantial number of 19th century warehouses spread throughout it's boroughs, which primarily over the last decades have been converted into either residential, life-work or also office spaces. This specif... More

Project • By Roldán+Berengué arqtsSocial Housing

Fabra & Coats: Industrial Heritage Transformation

46 Social Housing Units And The New Hq Of Colla Castellera Jove Of Barcelona In Building G Of The Former Textile Factory Of Fabra I Coats   The transformation project of the warehouse building of the old industrial complex of Fabra& Coats in Barcelona is included in the process of reconversion of this textile complex of the XIX and XX centuries to incorporate it to the "BCN creation factories" network. The project will bring to the Sant Andreu district more than 28,000 m2 of facilities and, as a first time in an industrial heritage transformation, social housing is included. The project includes 46 housing units of two bedrooms: 41 units for young people and 5 units as a temporal residence for artists in relation with the complex... More

Project • By MCK ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Pigeon Shed

Summary A dilapidated inner city warehouse full of pigeons, transformed into a home for a young family. The underlying principle was to breathe new life into the building, retaining and rebuilding much of the existing, while overlaying a new programme without losing the character and spatial experience a large warehouse offers.   Description The planning is stratified with formal living, entertaining areas and workspace / studio at ground level, informal living above with kitchen, dining and lounge, and sleeping spaces on the top level contained within a box atop the original structure with a new cement sheet-clad roof form and an outdoor synthetic turf terrace. Particular brief requirements included a large dedication of space to... More

Project • By CO-APCare Homes


This project sensitively inserts new architecture into a former industrial warehouse building, located in the inner west of Sydney, for a new 80-place childcare centre.   The brief called for a new 80-place childcare centre that would accommodate indoor and outdoor playspaces, an abundance of daylight and natural ventilation and a low VOC materials specification. Dominant bright colours, usually associated with institutional childcare accommodation, were avoided in preference to a palette of natural, honest materials and finishes to create a familiar residential feel. A large cut-out to the existing warehouse roof created outdoor playspaces open to the elements while the remaining roof provides shade and shelter over the new internal... More

Project • By One Corner ArchitectsShowrooms

Classic Car Showroom

The project is the renovation of an existing 1980s rigid steel frame warehouse building. Existing interior partitions were removedand three distinct program elements of classic car showroom, entertainment area and spec. offices, were inserted into the large open volume.  The showroom programhas an industrial aesthetic that compliments the cars andutilizes the prefabricated building system. A perforated metal screen starts as a floor material, curves into the wall and continues into the ceiling.It wraps the cars in a single, continuous, monochromatic, membrane that selectively reveals the existing structure and accents the color and design of the cars.   The floor, wall, and ceiling of the entertainment area aresheathed in natura... More

Project • By Sudraba ArhitektüraWarehouses

Hanzas Perons

Cargo station in riga revamped into a culture venue, By reinis liepins and sudraba arhitektūra Riga — the capital city of Latvia was one of the biggest and advanced industrial and port cities in the period before the World War I. This 19th century capitalist city — not only brick buildings of numerous factories and workers’ wooden tenement houses but in fact whole core of the contemporary city with its public buildings and multi-storey apartment houses — could be considered as the most significant part of Riga’s identity.   The extensive heritage of the industrial age has played significant role in the fact that the architects of Riga are involved so much in those fields of architecture which are relate... More

Project • By COOKFOX ArchitectsOffices

512 West 22nd Street

512 West 22nd Street, a Chelsea office building bordering the High Line, is inspired by both its proximity to the planted public space and principles of biophilic design. Its location provides immediate visual and physical connections to nature on the High Line and views of the Hudson River beyond. Designed to achieve LEED Go­­ld certification and foster an office environment connected with the natural world, 512 West 22nd Street sets new standards of health and productivity in the modern workplace.   The structure of the building recalls the historical infrastructure and warehouse buildings of the neighborhood, and the crisp contemporary design that defines west Chelsea. Its materiality and form echo the High Line’s ae... More