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Another of my favorites from this year’s Good Design Awards was the Igawa House, a restoration and renovation of a 90-year old Japanese home. Completed by Igawa Architects, I really love how they kept some of the nostalgic elements – the wooden beams and sliding doors – but gave it a modern look by incorporating things like a contemporary island kitchen.

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