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Dwell April 2007, Vol. 07 Issue 05: Renovate! Reuse! Recycle!

Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings

An aerial view, looking northward, of Rotations: Moore Estates, a mock-up of just one of the many residential developments that are supplanting the area’s farmland. In the distance, the real thing looms large.
An aerial view, looking northward, of Rotations: Moore Estates, a mock-up of just one of the many residential developments that are supplanting the area’s farmland. In the distance, the real thing looms large.
Traditional materials and techniques are used for the 7.83 Hz house, but the design is both stunning and contemporary.
Traditional materials and techniques are used for the 7.83 Hz house, but the design is both stunning and contemporary.
Sunlight streams through formerly boarded-up windows in the living area that was once Madame Wong’s stage. “When we took off the drywall, we realized there were windows in there. So we had more made to match these four,” says Dan. The new windows open up the east side of the building to views of the courtyard below and the San Gabriel mountains in the distance. The apartment is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture, including an Eero Saarinen womb chair.
Sunlight streams through formerly boarded-up windows in the living area that was once Madame Wong’s stage. “When we took off the drywall, we realized there were windows in there. So we had more made to match these four,” says Dan. The new windows open up the east side of the building to views of the courtyard below and the San Gabriel mountains in the distance. The apartment is furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture, including an Eero Saarinen womb chair.
Once a humble collective for Deadheads and Domeheads, Real Goods has since grown into an emblem of conscientious living. Founder John Schaeffer stands proudly next to the eco-friendly company's biodiesel fueling station.
Once a humble collective for Deadheads and Domeheads, Real Goods has since grown into an emblem of conscientious living. Founder John Schaeffer stands proudly next to the eco-friendly company's biodiesel fueling station.
Referencing the First Presbyterian Church’s slate roof, 12 + Alder makes nice to its divine neighbor.
Referencing the First Presbyterian Church’s slate roof, 12 + Alder makes nice to its divine neighbor.
The third-story addition to Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco’s San Francisco home blends seamlessly in both height and scale, giving the couple 500 square feet of extra space without disturbing the surrounding context.
The third-story addition to Lisa Koshkarian and Tom DiFrancesco’s San Francisco home blends seamlessly in both height and scale, giving the couple 500 square feet of extra space without disturbing the surrounding context.
The kitchen and dining area is furnished with a salvaged timber table designed by Matt Eastvold, white Panton chairs, and a Glo Ball pendant lamp.
The kitchen and dining area is furnished with a salvaged timber table designed by Matt Eastvold, white Panton chairs, and a Glo Ball pendant lamp.
The Helsinki Central railway station was designed by Eliel Saarinen in 1909, and still serves as the city’s center of public transportation.
The Helsinki Central railway station was designed by Eliel Saarinen in 1909, and still serves as the city’s center of public transportation.
RENOVATE! REUSE! RECYCLE!

Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings

April 2007, Vol. 07 Issue 05.
RENOVATE! REUSE! RECYCLE! Breathing New Life Into Old Buildings April 2007, Vol. 07 Issue 05.