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A Salvaged Apartment on Mallorca Leaves its Roots Exposed

By Jenny Xie
As if undertaking an archaeological dig, architect Carles Oliver peels back layers of his home over the course of three years.
Cities that are inundated by tourists, such as Palma de Mallorca, Spain, can suffer severe housing shortages that call for the reappropriation of unused space. Architect Carles Oliver undertook just this task, rehabbing an old, empty building with a budget of just over $21,000.
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