Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio
by Ana Lisa Alperovich, 05/04/12
Dovecote Studio is a unique prefabricated music studio built within the remains of an old red brick Victorian pigeon house. Situated in England's historic Suffolk county, the Aldeburgh Music School studio was designed by Haworth Tompkins to provides artists and staff with a private space to practice and record. Beautifully contrasting the old and the new, Dovecote Studio builds upon the fabric of the Victorian industrial era.
Centro Multiusos de Lamego by Barbosa & Guimarães
22 May 2012
Slideshow: granite bleachers climb the exterior of this sports centre in Portugal by architects Barbosa & Guimarães, while a cantilevered, rusted-steel cafe looms over its entrance (photographs by José Campos).
L-Shaped Corten Steel Lookout Fills in Hungary's Szathmáry Palace Ruins
by Tafline Laylin, 09/12/12
We are huge fans of Corten steel here at Inhabitat, but the Hungarian design firm MARP is the first that we know of to use this material as part of a historical ruin. Careful to distinguish their addition from the existing Szathmáry Palace in Pécs overlooking the Tettye Valley with the weathered steel, the firm crafted a perforated, double story L-shaped structure that fills in a now long-gone section of the palace.