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Re-using abandoned industrial sites is one of the hardest goal to achieve for cities. If turning them into museums was the first wave of evolution, other initiatives are worth our attention, such as the one presented here: the transformation of old sugar silos in Montreal in an indoor climbing club with amazing height facilities. A sensitive and successful recycling which makes perfect sense with the excessive heights in silos. Réutiliser les lieux… Lire la Suite

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I have already posted some example of inserted architecture (see the Italian winery or the Swiss fire station) as it is one of the greatest latest trends in experiential places. Another way to integrate naturally a place in a location is to make it an  invisible part of its environment. Exactly what architects have decided to do with this lake cottage, inserting it into the landscape, thanks to its mirror facade. The… Lire la Suite

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Dans une ancienne fonderie, au sein de l’ancien quartier des docks de Vancouver, ce nouveau bar à vin produit son propre sauvignon blanc sous les yeux de ses visiteurs. Ses fondateurs ont pensé leur bar en lieu de socialisation à grande échelle, et les gourmands, les gourmets et les amoureux du vin y organisent des dégustations, des diners et des soirées. Un beau lieu à tenter. In an old foundry in the… Lire la Suite

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