These crafty interventions in China and Hong Kong are a testament to out-of-the-box thinking.
Whether the challenge is to fit three generations of a family in a 366-square-foot apartment or to salvage a historic house, the following projects are up to the task.
Starburst House by HAO Design Studio
HAO Design Studio exploits the awkward angles created by dramatic sloping ceilings in a 1,259-square-foot apartment in Beijing’s Haidian District by inserting a lofted mezzanine and tucking living spaces beneath it.
Qishe Courtyard by ARCHSTUDIO
ARCHSTUDIO restores a rundown traditional residence in the old quarter of Beijing, then inserts a glass-enclosed, curved veranda to wrap the interior courtyards and provide circulation.
See the full story on Dwell.com: 10 Ingenious Home Renovations in China That Defy Expectation