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Handled With Care

In Warsaw, Poland, a resident breathes new life into an old apartment by dismantling, then reassembling, his late grandmother's hodgepodge of wooden furniture and creates a self-contained do-it-all solution that puts the "apart" in apartment. Story by Audrey Tempelsman.

In 2005, Krzysztof Kwiecinski moved into his late grandmother’s Warsaw, Poland, apartment. Not wanting to strip the home of its former life, he worked with local architecture firm Centrala to create the Hardbox, a 12-by-10-foot freestanding unit from pieces of his grandmother’s hodgepodge collection of furniture.

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