Author(s): Antonia Edwards
Antonia Edwards' first book, Upcyclist, explored how artists and designers around the globe transform castoff materials into elegant domestic furnishings. Now, she turns her sights to the homes themselves in this breathtaking selection of unique buildings and interiors. Divided into three sections-Reclaimed, Revived, and Reimagined-Renovate Innovate offers vibrant photographs and fascinating descriptions of its subjects. Projects in the Reclaimed chapter include environmentalist Peter Bahouth's highly coveted three-unit tree house nestled in the Atlanta woods and the Love Art Studio in Phuket, Thailand, which is constructed entirely from bits of driftwood. The Revived section features a traditional Slovenian barn, rescued from disrepair and converted into a light-filled holiday home with beautiful Alpine views, and a Milanese apartment furnished with striking vintage finds. Reimagined takes readers from Melbourne to Madrid, Tribeca to the English countryside, showcasing a 7,500 square-foot reservoir converted into a trendy modern residence and a former cement factory that has found new life as architect Ricardo Bofill's famed studio and living space.This international sampling of stunning new buildings and renovations will inspire readers, designers, architects, and dreamers alike to reimagine lived in spaces.
"The book takes us on a wondrous trip around the world into one-of-a-kind dwellings that are marvelous feats of human imagination. From environmentalist Peter Bahouth's highly coveted three-unit tree house nestled in the Atlanta woods to La Fracrica, architect Ricardo Bofill's famed studio and living space on the site of a former cement factory in Barcelona, the possibilities for fantastical redesigns are endless. Renovate Innovate is a breathtaking guide to what happens when aesthetics and ingenuity meet in service of preservation of the environment." -Crave
ANTONIA EDWARDS founded her blog "Upcyclist" in 2011. In 2015 she was named by the Evening Standard as one of London's most influential people. Her previous book is Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors (Prestel).