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Dwell February 2012, Vol. 12 Issue 03: Inspired Renovation

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INSPIRED RENOVATION February 2012, Vol. 12 Issue 03.
The Barcelona Home Like No Other
Layer by layer, a crumbling 18th-century flat in the middle of Barcelona finds new life at the hands of architect…
A Pair of English Barns Hide Unabashedly Bold and Budget-Friendly Minimalist Interiors
Subverting the traditional, conservatively cozy British barn conversion, Carl Turner created a getaway in rural Norfolk…
Braver's New World
A revamp of this small suburban Massachusetts home doubled its size while giving the yard, the neighbors, and the…
Lighting Up
A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas. When Levitt Goodman…
Ruché Sofa
On a walk through Ligne Roset’s factory near Lyon, France, we track the multitude of steps, hands, and hours required …
Protect and Conserve
Driven by “an evangelical zeal to save things,” Adam Hills and Maria Speake artfully repurpose landfill-bound materials…
New McDonald
For Katie and Scott McDonald, moving into a Rhode Island family home meant recasting the previously renovated house as…
Going Deutsch
In a German town known more for its medieval castle than its modern architecture, the JustK Haus is a prefab home fit…
Back Storied
Without altering its turn-of-the-20th-century facade, architect Christopher Polly transformed the rear of this Newtown,…
Paint it Black
This family of cost-conscious Hamburgers (freshly back in Germany after years abroad) converted a kitschy…
This Luminous Australian Renovation Packs a Lot Into a 23-Foot-Wide Lot
A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious and sensuous abode.
Green Is in the Details
Carver + Schicketanz Architects’ eco-friendly renovation earned this mid-century-modern home LEED Platinum…
The Restored Rudolph Schindler Project That Was Inspired by a Greek Village
With the help of DSH Architects, a pair of intrepid Angelenos restored (and gently updated) Rudolph Schindler’s iconic…
Low-Cost, Balloon-Formed Housing Concept for Developing Countries
Not many architects can say that their father invented a new way of building. Nicoló Bini, however, is adapting his…
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