Archinect - News 2014-08-01T00:08:07-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/80596440/bolles-wilson-transforms-historic-hanomag-u-boat-hall-into-stylish-retail-outlet BOLLES+WILSON transforms historic Hanomag ‘U-Boat Hall’ into stylish retail outlet Justine Testado 2013-08-29T14:45:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:47:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4j/4jvlkcqhbp0wbjlv.jpg" width="514" height="707" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://www.bolles-wilson.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bolles+Wilson</a> was commissioned to redesign the historic Hanomag "U-Boat Hall" into an RS+Yellow Furniture Outlet in Hanover, Germany&mdash;yet another example in the repurposing of unused industrial spaces and fusing the past with the present.</p> <p> The contemporary furniture pieces and the U-Boat Hall's warehouse atmosphere are an interesting juxtaposition, and both vie for visitors' attention. Wooden flooring and bright-colored accents contrast against the rusty columns of the structure, an intended U-boat production site that halted construction in 1944. A brick wall on one side of the building's interior adds hip appeal that complements the outlet store's colorful inventory.&nbsp; On the other hand, the structure's original components&mdash;in addition to its enormous size&mdash;are hard to ignore, almost to the point where it becomes the main showpiece.</p> <p> What do you think of B+W's redesign? Scroll down to see some images and more details.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/po/po6mht33jbablqp6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; Interior of the U-Boat Hall. Photo by Olaf Mahlstedt. &copy; ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/79854198/architecture-student-converts-school-bus-into-cozy-home Architecture Student Converts School Bus Into Cozy Home Archinect 2013-08-19T19:36:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T20:15:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/43/4346e0698d99e54da9132d8304aca7f4.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>School buses are so much fun. The springy seats, the awkward-to-open windows [..]&mdash;it all hearkens back to a time in your life when you were younger, happier and worry-free. But did you ever imagine living in one? Hank Butitta did. By his last semester at architecture school, Butitta had grown weary of doing projects that only existed on paper, ones that were destined to be filed away and forgotten. He got sick of making things that nobody cared about. So what did he do? He bought a school bus.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/65023089/winner-of-the-2012-sleep-european-hotel-design-award-hotel-valentiner-hof-by-noa Winner of the 2012 SLEEP European Hotel Design Award: Hotel Valentiner Hof by noa* Alexander Walter 2013-01-07T15:44:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T08:28:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1v/1vev11qv9klnpw3y.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the annual SLEEP European Hotel Design Awards, the project "Hotel Valentiner Hof" in Castelrotto, Italy was recently named the 2012 winner in the category "Conversion And/Or Extension Of An Existing Hotel Building." Architects of the hotel conversion was the young firm noa*, based in Bolzano in Northern Italy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>