Designer Peter Fehrentz hired local builders to rip out every interior wall they could from his Berlin apartment, creating an open-plan kitchen, living room, and dining area that feels gracious despite its compact size. Photo by Peter Fehrentz.
Designer Jaime Hayon tore out walls from his late-18th-century flat in Valencia to create a spacious, open-plan layout, which he then filled with vintage finds and his own designs and prototypes. Photo by Nienke Klunder.
The main area of a Milwaukee house combines the living room, dining room, and kitchen into one space, transforming the cave-like, 1970s bi-level into a modern home fit for entertaining. Photo by Cameron Wittig.
Despite the sorry state of this Bratislava apartment, architect Lukáš Kordík “had a feeling it could be easily turned into a cozy and open space.” By removing a few walls and emphasizing the 1930s flat’s existing rough-hewn charm, he’s done just that.