A family enlisted Brooklyn design-build firm MADE to renovate their brownstone using surplus and salvaged materials for a budget-conscious patina. The MADE team replaced the front-to-back stairway with one that coils beneath a skylight. The move freed space at each end of the house and allowed for an open plan on the main level.
Peeling back layers of construction dating to 1880, the architecture firm L. McComber ltée tackled this renovation of a Montreal attic to create a bright and inviting master suite and artist’s studio. The original brick walls were preserved and painted white.
Tasked with updating a historic loft in New York's SoHo district, architects Bronwyn Breitner and Luigi Ciaccia executed a gut renovation to introduce more natural light throughout the interior while honoring the original character of the former industrial space.
Norm Architects retrofitted an old warehouse in an up-and-coming enclave of Copenhagen Harbour for Danish furniture company &Tradition. Nicknamed "The Village," the showroom is a series of small, discrete white boxes that resemble a minimalist art installation à la Donald Judd.
“It was quite a sad place, with yellow painted walls and a strange atmosphere,” says architect Lukáš Kordík of his home in Bratislava. “But I had a feeling it could be easily turned into a cozy and open space.” And by removing a few walls and emphasizing the 1930s flat’s existing rough-hewn charm—exposed brick walls and a ceiling of undulating concrete vaults—he’s done just that.