Interior designer: Lim + Lu, Location: Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
From the interior designer: "The new owners are no strangers to refitting old properties. They are also a nature-loving couple with a passion for relics. Their sentiment towards the building’s old characteristics remains true. As a result, Lim + Lu decided that the chipped concrete beams throughout the apartment were to remain untouched. The faded jade and orange beams juxtaposed with the new pristine white walls complement the warm palette of oak and brass accents throughout the apartment. The aesthetic is clean, fresh, and sophisticated. Materials such as warm oak, woven wicker, and volcanic slate allow inhabitants and visitors alike to be transported to an island getaway."
Architect: Citizen Design Collaborative, Location: Renton, Washington
From the architect: "The homeowners wanted to keep their family home’s existing footprint while updating the layout to better harmonize with their changing needs and social lifestyle. The design/build team worked in tandem to create spaces that paid homage to original traditional details while transforming the home into a series of modern indoor and outdoor spaces intended for living and entertaining."
Architect: PLANT Architect Inc., Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
From the architect: "Two mathematics professors residing outside of Toronto wanted a flexible pied-à-terre in the city. They purchased a 900-square-foot loft in a former chocolate factory and asked PLANT to renovate it in a way that would enable them to use the space as either a two-bedroom condominium or a one-bedroom unit with an expanded living area."
Architect: 2712 / Asociados, Location: Santiago, Chile
From the project uploader: "The house is located in a social housing neighborhood from the early 1960s. [The houses were] originally conceived in prefabricated concrete panels and wooden truss saddle roofs. The economic growth of this particular part of the city has generated continuous changes and improvements in the houses, and this specific construction is one of the few still left in its original condition, without interventions of any kind."
5. MG House
Architect and interior designer: Maya Sheinberger, Location: Hod HaSharon, Israel
From the architect and interior designer: "Before the renovation, the house was country-style, dark, and old-fashioned. Changing the layout of the first floor according to the needs of the family, [I] added a second floor attic as a bedroom for the eldest daughter. The colors chosen for the house are very calm, combining a great deal of wood and shades of blue and gray."
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