Blink and You Might Miss the Subtle Beauty of Alessia Mosci’s Upcycled London Flat

The creative director and co-owner of MWAI repurposed as many materials as she could to turn an old apartment building into her own refined residence.

Fittingly, Alessia Mosci calls the remodel of her London flat a "creative adaptation." After all, the architect’s approach was an exercise in resourceful constraint: how to adhere to "simplicity of form and craft" while applying an upcycling ethos. "There is a tendency to just take everything out and start fresh," says Alessia. "But we tried to work with the building whilst making the changes that we wanted."

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at


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