Traditional Yet Modern Bacoc Hacienda in Yucatan Peninsula

Mexican-based Reyes Rios + Larrain Studio of Architecture and Design, famous for their restoration and remodeling projects, have renovated this 19th century hacienda in the Yucatan Peninsula. In fact, their award-winning work has established the standard for colonial remodeling and hacienda restoration in Mexico. One of their projects, the Bacoc Hacienda was restored based on the request of the clients of having a traditional-meets-contemporary residence. The hacienda now features a […]


Contemporary Joyce House + Jeroen House Restoration by Personal Architecture

Rotterdam-based studio Personal Architecture designed the Joyce House + Jeroen located in Hague, The Netherlands. Completed in 2012,  the classic exterior of this 20th century house was retained while its interior had a modern make-over with  an amazing fully glazed exterior. Joyce House + Jeroen by Personal Architecture: The very poor condition of the existing property was thoroughly restored from the foundation to the main structure.  The high level of ambition […]


A Creative Artist's Home by Caliper Studio

Brooklyn-based Caliper Studio designed this Artist Residence & Studio located in Greenwich Village, New York, USA. This former 1980s building was renovated and restored into a contemporary space in 2007. Artist Residence & Studio by Caliper Studio: Set in historic Greenwich Village, the residence is composed of two low buildings, originally one was a metal shop and the other a garage. The late artist Roy Lichtenstein and his family converted the buildings into their […]


Enamoring Restoration of a Heritage Building + Loft

Vancouver-based architect Omer Arbel designed the restoration of 46 Water Street heritage building and loft.    Description from the architect: The project consisted of a seismic upgrade and restoration of a heritage building in Vancouver’s historic gastown district, and a loft interior design project.  The loft is organized around a new courtyard open to above, inserted into the heritage fabric of the building, allowing light into the centre of the very deep plan.  All […]


Inspiring home restoration in Provence, South of France

I most definitely love restorations. To discover a place what once was isolated and abandoned turn to a beautiful 2-room country-style guest home is exciting! The feeling is almost-like being involved in the entire make-over process. It would’ve been very inspiring to witness how this space has evolved, right? Still seeing these photos, is enough to see the beauty of how it turned out. Now known as the Un Coeur très Nature guest […]