What's the modern answer to Mary Tyler Moore's Minneapolis studio apartment? Take a look at this masterfully planned mini loft located in a century-old rescued row house in Antwerp, Belgium. Designed for Caroline Van Ranst, a young video producer making the leap from renter to owner, it's the work of Belgian architecture firm Komaan!—translation, "Come on!" Caroline bought her place from developers who had gutted it and were about to start building walls.
For the Garden House in Viksberg, Sweden, Tham & Videgård Arkitekter plotted the living quarters as a steep triangle with a bright-green kitchen in one corner. The green laminate countertops by Abet Laminati contrasts the raw plywood cabinets.