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A Barcelona Couple Turn a Warehouse Addition Into a Live/Work Space
In search of a home, a Barcelona couple sense a chance for something more.
These Digital Nomads Live, Work, and Travel in a Sprinter Van
We chat with Lexi and Cody—the "van-trepreneurs" behind Dynamo Ultima—about what it's like to live and run a creative studio out...
A Modern Live-Work Studio in Rhode Island
A creative couple find space in their side yard for a versatile outbuilding.
A Neglected Chapel Is Reborn as an Artist's Live/Work Space
After a thoughtful restoration, a former chapel in South London embraces a new calling as a vibrant, contemporary space for a...
6 Simple Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Renovation
Upgrading a kitchen is seldom a cheap endeavor, but you can save yourself a pretty penny by following these tips.
A Rainbow of Colorful Arches Brightens Up a Live/Work Home in Japan
Pastel arches, exposed beams, and an open plan turn a family home into an architecture firm’s radical live/work space.
This Los Angeles Midcentury Home Is a Live/Work Dream for $1.8M
This breezy, recently updated hillside home is packed with sunny outdoor spaces.
8 Times Historical Architecture Took a Walk on the Modern Side
Traditional architecture is something that can and should be preserved whenever possible.
Renovation: A Breezy Modern Addition Opens Up a Historic Melbourne Home
A family with three young sons asked Mitsuori Architects to renovate and expand their venerable Victorian house to accommodate...
A Tiny Live/Work Addition Crowns a Historic London House
A modern topper for a brick mews house takes its cues from a fast-changing London district.
6 Popular Houseplants to Avoid When You Live With Pets
Calling all pet parents—while these houseplants can undoubtedly liven up your home, they can also be quite dangerous for your...
This Live/Work Home in Philadelphia Gets its Layout From the Renaissance
A blackened cube makes for a striking addition to a historic Philadelphia neighborhood.
An Austin Couple Turn a Ranch Home Into a Refreshing Live/Work Space
Architects Frank and Megan Lin revitalize an uninspiring 1960s ranch home, forging a connection to the outdoors and creating a...
A Vintage Airstream Trailer Is Now the Ultimate Live/Work Mobile
At just 80 square feet, The Kugelschiff is a renovated Airstream Bambi II that now serves as a tech entrepreneur’s tiny home and...
This Japanese Architect’s Live/Work Space Embodies Quiet Reflection
The design of this three-level structure was inspired by a single tree.
An Architect Turns His Victorian Home Into a Sun-Drenched Live/Work Space
In an attempt to beat the winter blues and improve his work/life balance, Australian architect Andrew Maynard combines his home...
Step Inside One Couple’s Game-Changing Live/Work Loft
Drawing inspiration from game design and the whimsical geometries of M.C. Escher, architecture firm CHA:COL designs a...
A Hip Live/Work Space Occupies an Old Theater in Barcelona
Cadaval & Solà-Morales converts a 19th-century theater into a lofty live/work space with an industrial edge.
A 1920s Masonry Garage Is Reborn as a Flexible Live/Work Space
Big Space, Little Space by design duo Davidson Rafailidis builds on the structure's past, leaving the interiors raw and...
A Restless Real Estate Developer Builds His Ideal Live-Work Space
An Amsterdam real estate developer accustomed to flipping properties renovates—and promptly falls in love with—a live-work space...