Tipología:Heritage and Restoration


Revitalization of Prague’s First Skyscraper

The former Palace of the General Pension Institute is one of the most prominent examples of Functionalist architecture in interwar Czechoslovakia. Inspired, among others, by the work of Le Corbusier, young Avant-garde architects Josef Havlíček and Karel Honzík designed an open-cross plan building – the first Prague skyscraper conceived as a solitaire amongst the typical residential block buildings of the time.

Kocanda Kravsko

The project addresses the first stage of the conversion of the area of a former ceramics factory in a small south Moravian village Kravsko. The central baroque building was originally built as a Coach Inn on the route Prague-Vienna.


The number sixty-nine is more than a sexually coded reference, which was not the inspiration for designing this space. However, neither the number sixty-nine nor the colors used are random. The inspiration for the interior and its numeric theme were paintings.

Villa 1906

We present you modern living in a bourgeois villa. For the new owners, we design a contemporary layer, redraw floor layouts, organize the flow of spaces and tune up the combinations of materials to preserve the original elements of the villa and meet the requirements of contemporary living.


The restoration of the ensemble of heritage buildings on Buffelsdrift, west of Ladismith in the arid Klein Karoo region of the Western Cape, by SAOTA and Jaco Booyens Architect, a specialist in clay buildings, recently won the gold medal at the seventh edition (2019) of the international Domus Restoration and Conservation Award in Italy. The award recognises “excellence in the field of restoration, redevelopment and architectural and landscape recovery at an international level”.


The bridal section for Heritage, a renowned boutique store based in New Delhi, was designed as an experience channeling the austerity and auspiciousness of a wedding in India. The design follows the ideology of details being not merely technicalities, but a necessary means for breathing life into the design itself.


Urania Cinema/Theatre is one of numerous old cinema buildings built in the city of Zagreb in the early 20th century. Those cinemas were spread within the urban blocks across Zagreb’s Downtown.

A Woodwork Enthusiast’s Home

The project is situated in an abandoned cement factory area, where the owner chose a three-storey building to create a residence. The main structures of the original building, including the cylindrical structure, are retained, which tell the connection between the past and present.

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