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Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Old Japan meets modern office design in this 100-year-old abandoned farmhouse in Japan

Suma designed a 40-square-meter glass and steel structure which will contain office spaces for an IT firm and made sure to include all the digital infrastructure necessary for daily operation. Even though

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Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Nuevo South and GOOD Magazine transform a 100-year-old craftsman into a community home for kids

Having a place to be creative and socialize could be life-changing for kids living in unsafe city neighborhoods. Members of the inspiring Nuevo South community organization in South LA, dedicated to

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Bach Architecture literally brought a breath of fresh air into an aging house in San Francisco

Bach Architecture literally brought a breath of fresh air into an aging house in San Francisco

Bach Architects remodeled a charming house in San Francisco and added a new floor to accommodate the spatial needs of a growing family. The renovation project was designed to maintain an optimal indoor

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Stylists convert retro trailer into chic and funky HairStream studio

Stylists convert retro trailer into chic and funky HairStream studio

Brick and mortar businesses seem to be going the way of the dodo, and instead, unconventional structures are popping up, providing the same services with tons more flair and coziness. Take the HairStream

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LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

LA bungalow given a modern makeover with recycled materials

There’s a reason TV shows about home renovations and flipping crumbling houses are so popular: the results are often so spellbinding and they tap into the amateur designer in all of us. One world

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Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Historic stone stable in Tuscany hides a beautiful contemporary interior

Roy David Studio faced two major challenges with the Motelparo villa project: first, was the task of designing the renovation from overseas, and second, the firm had to contend with the region’s strict

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Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

Restored 1954 Flying Cloud Airstream in Mint Condition Travels Off-Road!

We love to see an old beat up bus or van restored to its former glory, but we especially swoon over renovated Airstream trailers - and this one is awesome. Originally used as an old hunting and fishing

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Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

Studio Vara converts a boring old box building into a refreshing green office space in San Francisco

With a smart design strategy, even the most boring buildings can be transformed into interesting spaces. Architecture firm Studio Vara redesigned a plain commercial box building in San Francisco and

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How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

How one woman turned an old school bus into the coziest little home

Stephanie Adams began her Tiny Home Bus Conversion by purchasing a 220 square foot school bus for $2,125 from an online auction. The 2000 diesel model, with 98,000 miles clocked, proved to run just fine

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4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

4a Architekten transformed a 1926 Barry Dierks villa into an airy escape on the French Riviera

The villa was originally built for a the architect, Barry Dierks, and his partner. It was built in 1926, sold in 2011, after which 4a Architekten were commissioned to renovate the building. The team

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Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Old Sydney warehouse transformed into a modern man cave with a hidden sleeping pod

Australian architecture firm Allen Jack+Cottier transformed an old warehouse into a two-level private residence with a huge carbon-fiber pod that undulates underneath the rustic roof and hides an entire

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ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

ANMA transforms marine hangars into a naturally-ventilated housing block in Bordeaux

Paris-based Agence Nicolas Michelin et Associés transformed existing buildings of the heritage site in Bordeaux into a housing block that offers a variety of living units and engages in a dialogue with

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A sculptural timber roof turns a crumbling holiday home into a green forest getaway

A sculptural timber roof turns a crumbling holiday home into a green forest getaway

Transformation Forest House On top of an existing 1950s holiday home, hidden in the forest, a sculptural, compact and sustainable rooftop extension climbs out of the original structure and seeks it’s

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A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

A massive London church is transformed into an extraordinary luxury home

Building renovations are about taking an old structure and making it new again, either by returning it to its original glory or by instilling new life in aging architecture. This jaw-dropping renovation

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The Vintages boasts 15 painstakingly restored trailers in one retro park

The Vintages boasts 15 painstakingly restored trailers in one retro park

You don't have to haul a trailer to the woods to enjoy the thrill of hanging out in a retro trailer. This amazing collection of 15 trailers straight out of a Lucy and Desi movie, rests in the Willamette

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6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

6 barns converted into beautiful new homes

A good barn conversion can look stunning. An old and derelict work building can be brought back to life with a sensitive and imaginative transformation. Here are five ideas. Barns need imagination A

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An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

An old coal mine was turned into a vast universe made out of plants and stones

What better use for an old coal mine than a whole new universe? This is just what the Duke of Buccleuch and architect Charles Jencks did with an open cast coal mine located within Scotland’s Lowther

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BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

BYTR architecten’s extension of a 19th century home combines old and new under one roof

Rotterndam-based BYTR architects designed an extension of a detached 19th century home in the city of Zeist, in The Netherlands, and combined the two spaces under one roof. Mansard architecture and modern

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The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse

The Frying Pan Tower is an extreme offshore hotel that used to be a Coast Guard lighthouse

This ex-Coast Guard light station located off the coast of North Carolina once helped ships avoid the nearby shallow areas, but today it functions as an extreme hotel with eight ocean-facing rooms. The

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Boiler Central is a gorgeous renovated hub for creatives in Denmark

Boiler Central is a gorgeous renovated hub for creatives in Denmark

The 1,200-square-meter (13,000-square-foot) refurbished brick building will become home to over 30 creative companies, as part of an effort to “combine innovation, creativity, design and business

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1970’s Roman apartment reconfigured as modern Twin Flats

1970’s Roman apartment reconfigured as modern Twin Flats

Italian architecture firm Officina Leonardo renovated an apartment in a 1970's building in Rome, creating a more spacious living area dominated by wood cladding. The project includes two self-contained

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Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Stunning revonated alpine workshop is bathed in natural light

Italian architecture firm Messner Architects renovated a traditional alpine workshop and transformed it into a much more spacious workspace bathed in natural light. The building, owned by a sculptor and

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Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners unveils new winery for Château Margaux in Bordeaux

Foster + Partners just completed the first building of the Château Margaux winery in Bordeaux, which includes refurbished buildings, a large new vinery and Vinothèque and existing two-century old

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Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming

Top 10 cities in the U.S. for urban farming

People have been growing food and raising livestock across the United States for centuries—even in cities. But it wasn't until around the 1970s that backyard produce started showing up on sidewalks as

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Traditional Swiss ski chalet renovated into two modern flex-space units

Traditional Swiss ski chalet renovated into two modern flex-space units

A traditional ski chalet in the Swiss Alps has been transformed into two timber-clad apartments by Dutch architect Christian Müller. Named Casa Sur Ual, the historic home rests in the idyllic village of

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This home is a small timber cottage on the inside and an automated concrete monolith on the outside

This home is a small timber cottage on the inside and an automated concrete monolith on the outside

You wouldn't think it, but this modern suburban home located in Melbourne, Australia, was once a small timber cottage. Dubbed "Green House", the structure is topped with a roof made completely of

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PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

PHOOEY Architects’ Cubo House extension incorporates salvaged materials from the home’s old staircase

The existing house was re-planned, introducing a new entry foyer, large staircase and environments bathed in natural light. A central multi-level void dominates the new house and provides natural

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Rural writer’s nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

Rural writer’s nook overlooks the English channel in northern France

A family in France commissioned Ziegler Antonin to add a writer's nook and garage to an existing home in Senneville sur Fécamp, located in the Normandie region of northern France. Designed to nurture

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FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre “House for Essex” dedicated to a fictional character

FAT and Grayson Perry complete bizarre “House for Essex” dedicated to a fictional character

The eclectic House for Essex, commissioned for philosopher and critic Alain de Botton's Living Architecture program, is a fairytale-inspired holiday home. Architecture studio FAT and artist Grayson Perry

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Haworth Tompkins completes $1.2 billion renovation of London’s brutalist National Theatre

Haworth Tompkins completes $1.2 billion renovation of London’s brutalist National Theatre

Originally deigned by Denys Lasdun in 1976, London's National Theatre is considered one of the finest examples of brutalist architecture for the public sector. Comprised of three auditoriums and a suite

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