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Dwell June 2008, Vol. 08 Issue 07: Renovate It!

Modern Homes With Old Bones

MADA s.p.a.m.’s Thumb Island project, a new community center in the dynamic Shanghai neighborhood of Qingpu, is part landscape, part building. Situated in the middle of a lake, the building’s gently sloping roofs form parallel sine waves; covered in grass and walking paths, these surfaces are a functioning public park.
MADA s.p.a.m.’s Thumb Island project, a new community center in the dynamic Shanghai neighborhood of Qingpu, is part landscape, part building. Situated in the middle of a lake, the building’s gently sloping roofs form parallel sine waves; covered in grass and walking paths, these surfaces are a functioning public park.
What's the greatest thing since sliced bread? The toaster, of course. Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine Bakery and Bar Tartine in San Francisco help us decide which toasters are worthy of browning their illustrious loaves.
What's the greatest thing since sliced bread? The toaster, of course. Chad Robertson and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine Bakery and Bar Tartine in San Francisco help us decide which toasters are worthy of browning their illustrious loaves.
The view from the kitchen looks across the courtyard into the playroom. The Stones stools are by Maya Lin for Knoll; the kid-friendly Teflon-coated Cybele fabric curtain is by Jack Lenor Larsen.
The view from the kitchen looks across the courtyard into the playroom. The Stones stools are by Maya Lin for Knoll; the kid-friendly Teflon-coated Cybele fabric curtain is by Jack Lenor Larsen.
A large OSB structure with skylights, a bathroom, an enclosed baby’s room, and a master sleeping alcove dominates Ryan and Showalter’s Brooklyn loft.
A large OSB structure with skylights, a bathroom, an enclosed baby’s room, and a master sleeping alcove dominates Ryan and Showalter’s Brooklyn loft.
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In her sunny studio, Joanna Notkin (left) assembles pillows while Anna Borstand, who manages sampling and production, carefully threads a needle.
In her sunny studio, Joanna Notkin (left) assembles pillows while Anna Borstand, who manages sampling and production, carefully threads a needle.
The winding stairwell runs from the ground-floor offices all the way to the top of the house, creating an airshaft for natural ventilation and passive cooling.
The winding stairwell runs from the ground-floor offices all the way to the top of the house, creating an airshaft for natural ventilation and passive cooling.
The floor is new and the brickwork has been whitewashed to create a cleaner feel, but the beams supporting the gallery were left in their original state, as were the paint-splattered iron railings. The Tufty Time sofa is by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, and the acrylic tables are from Kartell. The prints are from Hindman's personal collection.
The floor is new and the brickwork has been whitewashed to create a cleaner feel, but the beams supporting the gallery were left in their original state, as were the paint-splattered iron railings. The Tufty Time sofa is by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia, and the acrylic tables are from Kartell. The prints are from Hindman's personal collection.
Moonshine is beautifully set in an isolated spot in the English countryside outside of Bath. The dramatic juxtaposition of a stone gamekeeper's cottage and a modern timber framed addition gives the home a quaint, pastoral feel while capitalizing on the dramatic view of St. Catherine's Valley.
Moonshine is beautifully set in an isolated spot in the English countryside outside of Bath. The dramatic juxtaposition of a stone gamekeeper's cottage and a modern timber framed addition gives the home a quaint, pastoral feel while capitalizing on the dramatic view of St. Catherine's Valley.
The kitchen and Baker's home office, which has artwork and inspiration pinned above the desk, are aligned behind sliding fiberglass-and-bamboo shoji screens. Devoid of cabinetry, the kitchen is fitted out with industrial cantilevered shelving from E-Z Shelving Systems in Kansas City. The red tiles behind the stove are from Heath Ceramics.
The kitchen and Baker's home office, which has artwork and inspiration pinned above the desk, are aligned behind sliding fiberglass-and-bamboo shoji screens. Devoid of cabinetry, the kitchen is fitted out with industrial cantilevered shelving from E-Z Shelving Systems in Kansas City. The red tiles behind the stove are from Heath Ceramics.
One of Madrid’s most enduring architectural symbols, the Puerta de Alcalá was completed in 1778 to monitor the road to the nearby town Alcalá de Henares. Located in the Plaza de la Independencia, on what was once an active livestock route, the gate is made of granite and a local stone known as colmenar.
One of Madrid’s most enduring architectural symbols, the Puerta de Alcalá was completed in 1778 to monitor the road to the nearby town Alcalá de Henares. Located in the Plaza de la Independencia, on what was once an active livestock route, the gate is made of granite and a local stone known as colmenar.
RENOVATE IT!

Modern Homes With Old Bones

June 2008, Vol. 08 Issue 07.
RENOVATE IT! Modern Homes With Old Bones June 2008, Vol. 08 Issue 07.