ntemporary Chiswick Quay property, London Contemporary Chiswick Quay property, London Overlooking the Thames, the 1970s townhouse owned by lighting designer Ben Rousseau backs onto a small marina and is located where the London boat race finishes at Chiswick Quay. It may have been a relatively modern design, but the four-storey contemporary London property still needed a lot of work and Ben easily spent about 60-70k updating the house. A new kitchen and office were put in, the bathroom on the second floor was updated, the master bathroom completely reconfigured and another bathroom added to the ground floor garage, which was impressively converted into a spacious guest suite. “Decoration wasn’t just restricted to painting,” says Ben. “We even knocked down walls to make more sense of the space; the master bedroom, for example, needed room to accommodate my bespoke walnut wardrobes and dressing table, which run the length of the room.”
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Sky Garden House I think one of the reasons that many are skeptical about environmental design is because they think its terribly complex and costly. It does take a bit more effort on the front end, but it's definitely not rocket science. This architecture by Guz Architects is a wonderfully developed minimalistic design with a curvilinear flare that really brings out the organic coverings. A due colori Italian artist Alberto Seveso was born in Milan, but is now working as a freelancer in Portoscuso, Sardinia-Italy. His passion for graphic art started when he was in a young age and he was really fascinated by the graphic of skate decks and the cover of music CD of metal bands. From this passion he started to create his artwork. In his series ‘A due colori’ Seveso experiments with high-speed photography while trying to find a new way to make something beautiful using ink and water. Loving to play with colors and tones, this series embodies the concept of stopping time through ink in the image. All images © Alberto Seveso | Via: mindsparklemag
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The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects The Contemporary Hillside House by SB Architects Designed by San Francisco-based SB Architects, an international firm well-known for the design of site-sensitive resort and mixed-use projects around the world, and built by well-known green builder McDonald Construction & Development, this home is a statement of what is possible combining “high design with high sustainability.” Nestled in the hills of Mill Valley, California, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, Hillside House has just received certification as the first LEED for Homes Platinum custom home in Marin County, and one of only a handful in Northern California. Photograpghy by Mariko Reed.
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