Family of five moves from a 2,100-square-foot-house to a beautifully renovated school bus

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Renovated Adobe headquarters channels design giants creative energy

When it came time to renovate creative software powerhouse Adobe’s headquarters in San Jose, it was abundantly clear that creativity and color would be central to the renovation. The firm tapped Gensler for the artful 143,000-square-foot redesign that’s sensitive to the environment and pays homage to the San Jose community. An artistic approach was applied throughout the building that’s furnished with locally made decor, emphasizes open and collaborative working environments, and offers a dazzling… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Nature takes center stage at this renovated Soviet resort in Georgia

An old Soviet resort received a modern makeover that transformed it into a stunning mountain retreat facing the dramatic Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia. Tbilisi-based duo Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia restored the brutalist building as the new home of the Rooms Hotels Kazbegi, named after a 19th-century Georgian poet.

The building combines rustic and industrial aesthetics as a way of reconciling its architectural legacy with the appreciation of its alpine surroundings. It features 155… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Organic spa was renovated with all-natural materials to capture the essence of the nearby Alps

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Deli-turned-distillery renovated using materials reclaimed on-site

Architecture studio tres birds workshop used reclaimed and locally available materials to turn a former Mancinelli’s Market in Denver into a modern distillery and cocktail lounge that emphasizes the relationship between distiller, chef, bartender and guest. The designers paired industrial elements with rich wood details in order to create a gathering place that feels familiar and cozy.

A large wooden door made from from reclaimed, on-site materials is the entry point into The Family… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Post-war home in Kyoto brilliantly renovated to blend modernity with tradition

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Sleep like an angel in this renovated 18th-century church in Tuscany

Travelling through Tuscany can be a life-changing experience, especially if you stay in this 18-th century church turned into a luxury hotel suite. As part of the conversion project, architecture firm O2 Studio redesigned the church by preserving and restoring original frescos and the central altar, and introducing luxury furniture and fixtures to give it a modern feel.

The former church is located on the premises of the new Villa Marta hotel, near the city of Lucca in Tuscany. For years the structure… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Sleep hundreds of feet in the air in this renovated air traffic control tower

A disused fight control tower in Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport was transformed into a unique luxury apartment that offers panoramic views of planes taking off and landing. Travelers can now enter a competition organized by HomeAway to win an overnight stay in this stylish space decorated by Swedish artist and designer Cilla Ramnek.

Arlanda teamed up with vacation rental company HomeAway and Swedavia to give the old tower a complete makeover and transform it into a unique living space for… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Renovated Beijing factory gets new life with an elegantly-integrated Zen garden

After several renovations since the construction of this Beijing factory in 1970, an extensive overhaul turned it into a series of office spaces with a beautiful Zen garden in the back. He Wei Studio / 3andwich Design renovated the building to convey the essence of the traditional Chinese private garden and allow occupants to enjoy the courtyard in different times and from different perspectives.

The original factory, built in 1970, went through several renovations before He Wei undertook… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Renovated California cabin with star-studded history goes up for sale

This renovated lodge-inspired house preserves the star-studded legacy of the original structure and combines glamour–the house served as a fabled retreat for several Hollywood icons-and the quaint quality of a countryside lifestyle. The original home was built for 1923 silent movie “The Courtship of Miles Standish”, and was owned by Daryl Hannah before the current owner decided to renovate and expand. The owners commissioned architect Chris Peck, interior designer Lisa Strong, builder Eric Dobkin… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building