After: Dining room of JCA Living Lab by JC Architecture.

12 Outstanding “Before & Afters” of Century-Old Buildings

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After: The marble dining table is supported by repurposed steel rods from the original structure of the building. "To keep the sense of history and cultural heritage, we didn’t want to use only new materials," says Chu. "There is a very interesting relationship between the marble and the steel rods, which is found throughout the home. This balance between old and new is what makes this project so interesting."