Bauen & Wunnen magazine interviewed founder of Sideshore Architecture + Urbanism, Carolina Lazo, in their October 2018 issue.
In the article, titled “Neu Gedacht” (Freshly Conceptualised), Carolina discusses the renovation of old houses in Luxembourg and how Sideshore works to freshly reconceptulise these buildings. Throughout the article, the challenges of designing and creating new living spaces that work together with the existing elements of a building are discussed: how to create a contrast between new and old inspiration, whilst taking into consideration the urban and historical aspects of the existing construction.
The article features a project that Sideshore undertook in Luxembourg which is refered to as the “House with 2 Facades” as the front of the house remains in the original style with the original design details, where as the back has been completely remodelled and modernised.
Carolina also discusses the pros and cons of undertaking renovation projects versus buying a new property, and how to balance the design ideas of the client with that of the architect.