By straightening angles, installing windows, and adding vertical accents, architect Aaron Ritenour brought light and order to an irregularly shaped apartment in the heart of Athens, Greece.
Transforming a choppy and dated flat in Salinas, Spain, Madrid-based PKMN architectures designed a space with internal walls and partitions that rotate effortlessly to meet different needs. Depending on the configuration, the home can be used as a two bedroom, one bedroom, or open studio space for parties or gatherings.
In Boston's Beacon Hill neighborhood, where space is tight and the cost of a home averages close to $1,000 per square foot, architect Chris Greenawalt of Bunker Workshop added 70 square feet to an existing apartment with a little excavation. At 525 square feet, the expanded space is still quite petite, so integrating solutions for managing clutter was essential.
Located on the second floor of a 1952 building in central Warsaw, a 500-square-foot apartment occupied by Bogusz Parzyszek and his six-year-old son Bartek was gutted and renovated by architect Jolanta Janiszewska. Custom pieces that perform double duty define the streamlined interior, as well as kid-friendly details like swing seats.
In recasting a 1,000-square-foot apartment in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Lidija Dragisic of Studio 360 sought to create a modern, adaptable residence. Dragisic introduced a raft of built-ins, minimalist furniture, and a detailed lighting plan in this overhaul.
José Andrade Rocha brought a 592-square-foot apartment in Lisbon back to life by restoring its original, early 20th-century materials, strengthening its relationship with the street, and defining its public and private spaces. A series of gray sliding doors divide the living spaces.
This clutter-free apartment in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, boasts clean, modern furnishings that complement the simple palette of white walls and oiled Hakwood European oak flooring.
A family's 2,150-square-foot loft in Stockholm was thoroughly refreshed by NOTE Design Studio. The team created a tranquil interior by painting walls and ceilings apricot pink and sandy beige for warmth (not a single surface is white).