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2012

Inspired Renovation

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February 2012,
Vol. 12
Issue 03.

Extended Content

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Arch Support

Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect Benedetta Tagliabue.
Exterior of modern barn house in England

Barns Ennobled

Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk for himself and his friends to visit, repose, and consider the beauty of…
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Braver's New World

A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the planet a little breathing room.
lighting solutions for multi-floored homes

Lighting Up

A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas.
Modern Ruche sofa by Inga Sempe for Ligne Roset

Ruché Sofa

On a walk through Ligne Roset’s factory near Lyon, France, we track the multitude of steps, hands, and hours required to craft this very refined couch.
Adam Hills and Maria Speake of Retrouvius

Protect and Conserve

Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials at their London architectural salvage and design business,…
Japanese-inspired design home renovation

New McDonald

For Katie and Scott McDonald, moving into a Rhode Island family home meant recasting the previously renovated house as a sanctuary of peaceful, Japanese-inspired design.
All wood interior JustK Haus

Going Deutsch

In a German town known more for its medieval castle than its modern architecture, the JustK Haus is a prefab home fit for a family of six.
Modern home renovation 20th century facade

Back Storied

Without altering its turn-of-the-20th-century facade, architect Christopher Polly transformed the rear of this Newtown, Australia, home from bleak to bright.
minimal modernist home renovation in Germany

Paint it Black

This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home.
open dining and living room area with Koura pendant lamps

Australian Bungalow with a Modern Addition

A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious and sensuous abode.
LEED Platinum certification modern home renovation

Green Is in the Details

Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum certification and proved that when it comes to building sustainably, it’s all…
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Self Preservation

With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic Bubeshko Apartments.
Thin concrete structure formed over an inflated membrane

Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries

Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his dad’s 1960s air-formed Binishell concept for a new generation.
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