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Not-so-big 409 sq. ft. apartment renovation 'densifies' functions

Not-so-big 409 sq. ft. apartment renovation 'densifies' functions

How to make a small space feel bigger? There’s a diverse repertoire of solutions from using transformer furniture to hiding storage in underused spaces like the stairs. In this remodel of a couple’s 409-square-foot apartment in Sao Paulo, Brazil, design firm Estúdio BRA took the approach of “densifying” and lowering …

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Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’

Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’

Flipped House is a two-story residence with a modern, turnkey design located in a neighborhood dominated by more traditional architecture. The team at Atelier RZLBD renovated an existing brick bungalow in Ontario, Canada, and added a second level to the structure. The project gets its name from its unconventional “flipped” layout. …

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Jewel-like micro-apartment gets multifunctional makeover in Paris

Jewel-like micro-apartment gets multifunctional makeover in Paris

Smaller apartments are a common thing in many older European cities, where the urban fabric is denser and built not just for the dominance of car traffic, as they are in most North American cities. In Paris’ 10th arrondissement, Batiik Studio updated this small, 118-square-foot apartment into a little jewel …

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Historic Chapel in Belgium Converted into Architecture Office

Historic Chapel in Belgium Converted into Architecture Office

This historic chapel in Belgium was recently converted by Studio klaarchitectuur into an unconventional office space. Dubbed Waterdog, the project aims to transform architecture work into an almost spiritual experience. “Due to the chapel’s status as a listed building, the renovation project was bound by several limitations,” the architects said. “For …

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Decorating with Metallics for a Shiny and Bright Christmas

Decorating with Metallics for a Shiny and Bright Christmas

Christmas is a time of gatherings, celebration and nesting because, “Baby, it’s cold outside.” So it’s more important than ever to create a warm, inviting and festive space with light, bright touches to get you through the winter. And nothing is better for glamming up a room than decorating with …

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OLED lighting makes a beautiful chandelier

OLED lighting makes a beautiful chandelier

French lighting design company Blackbody makes the new lighting tech an object of desire. Almost everyone is familiar with LEDs or Light Emitting Diodes, which use semiconducting crystals to emit light. But there are also Organic LEDs, or OLEDs, that use molecules instead of crystals. “Light diffuses across much larger …

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